Elegies: A Song Cycle

Elegies: A Song Cycle

Elegies: A Song Cycle

by: William Finn

by: William Finn

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Elegies: A Song Cycle

Elegies: A Song Cycle

by: William Finn

by: William Finn

Overview

Performed at Lincoln Center with a star-studded cast, this intimate and moving remembrance of departed friends is by the Tony award-winning composer of Falsettos and A New Brain. It pays tribute to a disparate group that includes impresario Joe Papp, actors Peggy Hewitt and Jack Eric Williams, a teacher, the Korean family who ran a deli frequented by Finn, relatives in New Jersey, friends, long-lost pets, and, in a moving sequence, Finn's mother. A three-song conclusion offers a tribute to the victims of 9/11. Each number captures poignant, often funny glimpses of life and death that sparkle with the narrative sophistication always apparent in Finn's work.
This musical evening is easy to produce, requiring only five good vocalists and a piano.

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SONGS INCLUDE:
Mister Choi and Madame G
Mark's All-Male Thanksgiving
Only One
Passover
Infinite Joy
Anytime (I Am There)
My Dogs
14 Dwight Ave., Natick, Massachusetts
When the Earth Stopped Turning
Saying My Goodbyes

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

William Finn

William Finn is the writer and composer of Falsettos, for which he received two Tony Awards, Best Book of a Musical (with James Lapine) and Best Original Score. He has also written and composed In Trousers, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, two Los Angeles Drama Criti ...

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