Monday, October 25, 2010

Phil Hall to write new song for Broadway Blessing's 15th anniversary celebration

I’m so pleased to announce that my dear friend and gifted composer Phil Hall will write a new song for the 15th anniversary celebration of Broadway Blessing next September. Making a good thing even better, it will be sung by the dynamic women in his group The Philhallmonic Society.

It has been a long and often difficult road for me as founder and producer to get Broadway Blessing this far. It never could have happened without all the people like Phil (who has donated his time and talent to two previous Blessings) who have performed throughout the years.

Phil’s song will the the third original song written for BB. For our 10th anniversary celebration, acclaimed composer Elizabeth Swados, who I am also blessed to call friend, created “Double Blessing,” using references to the Old and New Testaments in recognition of BB’s interfaith approach, and bringing with her a choir of young singers. And for our fifth anniversary, friend Bob Ost, founder of Theater Resources Unlimited, wrote “The Broadway Blessing” and rounded up about two dozen Broadway and cabaret performers to sing, including Marc Kudisch, Bryan Batt, Christine Pedi, David Sabella and Ken Prymus (who has sung at three BBs).

Between now and next September I’ll be lining up other talented folks to take part. We’ll also be blessed again with Project Dance and our very own Broadway Blessing Choir. So mark you calendars, 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It will be here before you know it.

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