“Watch Your Step” – Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Irving Berlin’s first Broadway musical...

Oct 28, 2014 by

American Classics presents two special hundredth anniversary concert performances of Irving Berlin’s first Broadway show, Watch Your Step which premiered at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York on December 8, 1914.  These are the only performances of the show in 2014.  Bradford Conner and Benjamin Sears, producing directors of American Classics, have created a performing edition of the script, based on extant materials.  Irving Berlin published a complete vocal score, unique for a Broadway show in 1914, and the score will be the star of the evening.  In 2000 American Classics gave a rare revival of the show which received critical praise, “with delicious surprise after delicious surprise, American Classics delivered a classic in high style.” Under the direction of David Frieze, with music director Bradford Conner.  Steve Sussman presides at the piano, joined by Margaret Ulmer. The cast includes Caroline...

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