Posts tagged music director
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir
While the show at present isn’t what playwright Keith Bunin wants it to be, what it is is swell.
BY TED HOOVER
Boy — if there was ever a show with my name written all over it, it’s Keith Bunin’s Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, now world-premiering at City Theatre. Mark Rucker directs Luke Macfarlane (late of TV’s Brothers & Sisters) in the role of Sam Bendrix — a bartender at the legendary New York cabaret in 1958 — who has coerced the owners into letting him perform for one night only. And thanks to a few too many cocktails, his between-song patter turns into self-confession.
Pittsburgh City Paper’s review of Sam Bendrix
On September 27, Luke Macfarlane attended the opening gala event for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which featured Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel, and Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock. The opening gala event was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The evening – Rhapsody in Blue: Opening Night Concert and Gala – was taped by PBS for broadcast in the U.S. and Europe at a later date, and the audio was broadcast live on Classical KUSC, APM affiliated stations, ClassicalAPM.org and NPR.org.
“I really really enjoyed Herbie. I felt like he brought something incredibly different to Rhapsody and I don’t know if it’s going to be everybody’s cup of tea but for me it was really watchin a jazz musician play orchestral music. I leaned into him and that’s what he wanted us to do,” said Brothers & Sisters actor Luke Macfarlane.
Pics of Luke on the blue carpet below after the jump. They are MQ. Hoping to find HQs (or if anyone has access to the HQs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.