Welcome to Gotham Radio Theatre!
We will be returning to the beautiful Bruno Walter Auditorium located in the Lincoln Center Library in October! GRT will be re-creating a vintage broadcast of 'The Adventures of Ellery Queen' and our wonderful orchestra will return to play the score by Bernard Herrmann. Lincoln Center owns the music library of Bernard Hermann (composer of the music for Psycho and Citizen Kane) and early in his career he scored the music for the Columbia Workshop. We will perform twice, Thursday October 22nd at 6:00 pm and Saturday October 24th at 2:00 pm. The show is FREE, but come a bit early to get a good seat! More information will be posted soon!
THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN COMES TO LINCOLN CENTER!
Gotham Radio Theatre returns with THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN. Recreating the Ellery Queen radio show that ran from 1939 to 1948 Gotham will be presenting an episode that includes a score by Bernard Hermann and features a live band. There will be a celebrity guest panel, a popular feature of the show, as well as an audience poll as we try to solve the mystery before Ellery reveals the killer. Come back to the Golden Age of live radio broadcasts as part of the studio audience and see if you can figure out “who done it”
Thursday Oct. 22 at 6:00 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2:30
From left: Santos Ortega as Richard Queen, Hugh Marlowe as Ellery Queen and Marian Shockley as Nikki Porter in 1939. From Wikipedia
Claxton, Charles and Lillian At Work! See More Photos HERE.
The Gotham Studio Orchestra!
Conducted by Glenn Garrett Goodman (aka Jeremy Robins Lyons)
Percussion....... Boom Boom Malone (aka Evan Goldhahn)
Trumpet.......... Pierre LaVoie (aka Robert A. K. Gonyo)
Piano.............. Glen Garrett Goodman (aka Jeremy robins Lyons)
Oboe ..............Sally Ravine (aka Alison Mari)
Bassoon........... Daisy Mae Cotton (aka Diana Ortega)
Flute...............Lisbeth Jones (aka Sophia Saunders-Jones)
Cello...............Mike Smith (aka Bjorn Berkhout)
Violin..............Ginger Grant (aka Nyssa Duchow)
Bernard Herrmann was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures. An Academy Award-winner for The Devil and Daniel Webster, Herrmann is particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo.
Twilight Zone Themes (Bernard Herrmann) He also composed scores for many other movies, including Citizen Kane, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear, and Taxi Driver. He also worked extensively in radio drama (composing for Orson Welles), composed the scores for several fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen, and many TV programs including Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and Have Gun-Will Travel.
Gotham Radio Theatre Brings Back a Unique Theatre Experience
Cast of Blithe Spirit
Inspired by the Lux Radio Theatre of the 1930’s and 40’s, Gotham Radio Theatre brings you the experience of actors performing in vintage radio style! Masterpiece plays and screenplays are performed live, by an ensemble of actors and sound performers as if you were in a radio sound stage. You can experience these classic shows in a new format, where you ‘hear’ the shows as never before. Much like the radio hour serials of a bygone era, these classic theatre comedies, dramas and screenplays are performed in little more than 60 minutes, with live sound, music and actors playing multiple roles.
Above photo from 'Blithe Spirit' by Noel Coward in March of 2012. From left to right: Laura Leopard, Victor Barbella, Michael Iannucci and Valerie Gilbert.