Broadway and Beyond

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  • Our Residency Partner is the Musical Theatre Initiative at Wright State University

Broadway and Beyond

A Concert Celebrating The Human Race’s 30th Anniversary

featuring Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley
accompanied by Joseph Thalken on the piano

February 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Marin and Jason, “Broadway’s Golden Couple” (San Francisco Chronicle) present musical numbers from both the “Great White Way” and the “Great American Songbook,” performing songs they introduced on Broadway in roles they originated: Ragtime, Passion, Kiss Me Kate (revival, of course), The Full Monty, Curtains, The Visit as well as popular standards from their many TV appearances, cabaret, concert hall and symphony performances around the world.

“’Broadway And Beyond’ is musical perfection. The couple’s dramatic and comedic acting ability, irresistible personalities and good looks enthralled the audience who couldn’t wait to give them a standing ovation. Marin and Jason are a gift that keeps on giving and may they always.” -Times Square Chronicles

Tickets are $50, $85 and $110 (Patron).
Patron-level tickets include pre-show hors d’oeuvres with wine and cheese, premium center section seats and a post-show dessert and coffee reception with Marin and Jason. The price includes a $25 tax deductible gift to The Human Race.

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Sponsored by

  • Our Residency Partner is the Musical Theatre Initiative at Wright State University

On Stage

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley

Together and individually, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, “Broadway’s golden couple” (San Francisco Chronicle), have been delighting audiences nationally and internationally with their glorious voices, moving interpretations, and wonderful comic timing. “Their two-part harmonies are seamless [and] their theatrical timing while acting songs together and separately is impeccable” writes The New York Times. They are at ease in intimate concert settings as well as backed by the country’s most distinguished symphony orchestras.

He Said/She Said, their newest cabaret offering, was premiered at The Cafe Carlyle in New York City and was seen touring the country and the high seas around South America in the fall of 2012 and throughout 2013. Their previous cabaret concert, Opposite You, has played in many of the country’s leading night clubs and concert halls, namely Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency, Joe’s Pub, The Cinegrill, The Kennedy Center, The McCarter Theatre, Orange County PAC, New Jersey PAC, Chicago Humanities Festival, Bay Area Cabaret, and many more.

Marin and Jason also perform concert gala events combine with master classes in music theatre at universities, colleges, and various theatres and performing arts centers nationally; a sampling includes University of Miami, Boston Conservatory, Cap 21 at NYU, Western Michigan University, Encore Theatre Company, and Barrington Stage Company.

Many important philanthropic and charitable organizations, concert halls, symphony orchestra organizations, and theatre companies have had this incredible couple as headliners for their fundraising galas.

Marin and jason have been frequent guest artists with The Boston Pops (also frequently touring), New York Pops, Philly Pops, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Grant Park Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Collegiate Chorale, and the San Francisco Symphony, as well as appearing with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Utah, Ravinia Festival, Virginia, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo Symphonies; the LA Philharmonic; and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Along with their solo and duo guest artist appearances, they have starred in staged concert versions of musicals with these same organizations, including Camelot, South Pacific, Carousel, Of Thee I Sing/Let ‘Em Eat Cake, Candide, The Mikado, and tribute concerts honoring Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Ahrens & Flaherty, Kander & Ebb, and of course, Stephen Sondheim.

Several of their concert appearances have been featured on television. PBS Great Performances, Live at Lincoln Center, and An Evening With the Pops (Boston Pops) have aired My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, South Pacific, Camelot, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Jerry Herman Tribute, and two appearances on The Boston Pops Fourth of July specials.

Their first album, titled Opposite You, was given the distinction of “CD of the year” (National Public Radio). They are preparing for their next recording project together.

For more on Marin and Jason, visit their website: www.marinandjason.com

Joseph Thalken • Piano

Joseph Thalken • Piano

Joseph Thalken is an award-winning composer whose theater and concert works have been performed internationally. His musicals include Harold and Maude, book/lyrics by Tom Jones, Was, book/lyrics by Barry Kleinbort, And the Curtain Rises, book by Michael Slade, lyrics by Mark Campbell, and Borrowed Dust, book/lyrics by Martin Moran.

Honors include two Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Musical Theater Commendations, the Constance Klinsky Award, Meet the Composer award, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and support from the Shen Family Foundation which included Mr. Thalken in their Musical Theater Composers Initiative, a select group, including the legendary Stephen Sondheim, that has received grants and commissions to create new works and expand the musical theater art form.

His concert works include chamber, choral, orchestral, wind and vocal music for a wide variety of artists. As a pianist, conductor and/or arranger, he has performed with Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Polly Bergen, Rebecca Luker, B. J. Ward, Faith Prince, Marin Mazzie, Elizabeth Futral, Anna Bergman, Denyce Graves, Michael Crawford, Howard McGillin, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn, Brian Stokes Mitchell and many others.

After graduating from Northwestern University, he worked at the Zurich Opera Studio and spent several years at the Stadttheater Aachen (Germany) as a conductor, pianist and composer. A long-time New York City resident, he has taught music theater composition at Yale University. www.josephthalken.com