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  • Adam Guettel 2013

    Adam Guettel to Perform Five-Night Residency at New York's 54 Below

    Composer/lyricist Adam Guettel will return to the New York stage for a five-night, seven-set residency at 54 Below, starting Tuesday, February 19. The program will include both new songs and favorites from throughout Guettel's career. He will be joined by band leader Kim Grigsby and singers Steven Pasquale and Whitney Bashor. Guettel has released three recordings on Nonesuch Records: The Light in the Piazza, Myths and Hymns, and Floyd Collins

  • Adam Guettel: "Floyd Collins" [cover]

    Adam Guettel's "Floyd Collins" Opens in New Production from Chicago's BoHo Theatre; "A Masterpiece," Raves Wall Street Journal

    A new production of Adam Guettel's critically acclaimed musical Floyd Collins from Chicago's BoHo Theatre company has opened and is earning accolades anew for the piece. "I can't imagine a better revival of a show that makes most of the Broadway musicals of the past decade look like shiny, tawdry junk," exclaims the Wall Street Journal, which calls Floyd Collins "a masterpiece." The Chicago Sun-Times says "the production is utterly enthralling." Also playing in Chicago, at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, is Guettel's 2005 Tony Award-winning musical, The Light in the Piazza.

  • Adam Guettel: "Myths and Hymns" [cover]

    Adam Guettel's "Myths and Hymns" Given "Gently Luminous Staging" (NY Times) at NYC's West End Theatre

    Myths and Hymns, Adam Guettel's song cycle on the subject of faith and longing in a secular world, has opened in a new production at New York's West End Theatre featuring a new narrative and direction by Elizabeth Lucas. It's a "gently luminous staging," says the New York Times; "the universal expressions of hope, fear, yearning and desire in the songs will strike deeply sounding chords." Nonesuch released a recording of the songs of Myths and Hymns in 1997 with vocals from the likes of Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Kristin Chenoweth, and the composer himself.

  • Adam Guettel to Perform at Van Cliburn Foundation Event Tonight

    Composer Adam Guettel performs at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth tonight for a sold-out show and conversation, as part of the Van Cliburn Foundation's Clibern at the Modern series. He will perform songs from his works Floyd Collins, Myths and Hymns, and the Tony Award-winning The Light in the Piazza, and will be joined for the occasion---his first time singing in three years---by singers from nearby Southern Methodist University.

  • "The Light in the Piazza" on PBS

    Adam Guettel's six-time Tony Award-winning show The Light in the Piazza will be broadcast live on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center tomorrow night, Thursday June 15. Nonesuch released the show's cast album in 2005.