Christiane Noll: Coming Alive AgainMay 9 - 30
Fourteen months of
quarantine, a Broadway shut down, a roller coaster of good news and bad news,
but Tony-nominee Christiane Noll is optimistic. With a little caution
and a lot of hope, she’s ventured out of her home to share an intimate cabaret.
A thoughtful, moving and funny concert experience exploring themes of
motherhood and complex women, through the lens of a Broadway artist navigating
a crazy Covid-paralyzed world.
This virtual concert includes songs from Follies; Bridges of Madison County; Company; Fun Home; Grey Gardens; Hello, Dolly!; Dear Evan Hansen; Jagged Little Pill; Ragtime; Next to Normal; Wicked; Anyone Can Whistle and Sunday in the Park with George.
Directed by Rob Ruggiero
Music Direction by William Waldrop
ROB RUGGIERO (Director / TWH Producing Artistic Director) has been part of TheaterWorks Hartford's artistic leadership for 27 years. He has directed over 60 shows, including TWH productions of American Son, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Constellations, Next to Normal, Relativity (starring Richard Dreyfuss) and Christmas on the Rocks, which he also conceived. His Broadway credits include Looped (starring Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance) and High (starring Kathleen Turner) which had its world premiere at TWH. He also conceived and directed the musical revue Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn which moved off-Broadway and was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Rob conceived and directed Ella, a musical about Ella Fitzgerald, which saw sold-out runs in 24 regional theaters and was produced as a National Tour. His work on plays and musicals has received multiple awards in Connecticut and around the United States. In his eleventh collaboration with Goodspeed Musicals, Rob directed Oliver where he has also directed many award-winning musical productions. His adaptation of Show Boat is now being licensed by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Internationally he directed Fiddler on the Roof in Athens, Greece.WILLIAM WALDROP (Music Director / Piano / Conductor) is currently the Assistant Conductor for Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera. His other Broadway credits include Music Director/Conductor of the recent revival of Cats and Associate Conductor for the revival of Evita with Ricky Martin. Waldrop has also been Music Director/Conductor for the US National Tours of The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Cats. His recent symphonic engagements as guest conductor include concerts with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony and the Sarasota Orchestra. As a Conductor/Pianist he has led productions of Grey Gardens (Bay Street Theatre, starring Betty Buckley), South Pacific (Asolo Repertory Theatre), and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Off-Broadway). William holds a Master’s of Music from The Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor’s of Music from The University of Mississippi.
In the Green Room with
Join us for In the Green Room with the Tony-nominee Christiane Noll and director Rob Ruggiero. Goodspeed's Artistic Director Donna Lynn Hilton and Managing Director David Byrd will host this live YouTube event. You'll learn about the making of Christiane's new virtual concert and about her past Goodspeed performances in Mack & Mabel, The Baker's Wife and Lizzie Borden.
Christiane Noll and Rob Ruggiero
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