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Thanks to all who attended our 'Salute to Columbia Workshop' at Lincoln Center Library in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. We re-created two shows from the Columbia Workshop radio series, that aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System from 1936 to 1943, returning in 1946-47. Lincoln Center owns the music library of Bernard Herrman (composer of the music for Psycho and Citizen Kane) and early in his career he scored the music for the Columbia Workshop. We will be performing two programs, "Paul Revere" by Stephen Vincent Benet and "Someone Else" by Lucille Fletcher (who was Hermann's wife). It was a double feature, with live musicians playing Herrmann's score.
Gotham Radio Theatre Salutes the Work of Columbia Workshop & Bernard Herrmann!
On March 13th & 15th, Gotham Radio Theatre presented a very special show for the Lincoln Center Library in the beautiful Bruno Walter Auditorium. We re-created two wonderful radio shows from The Columbia Workshop that were scored by Bernard Herrmann. Fan favorites, Stew Spencer (Victor Barbella), Louie Gugliano (Vince Trani), Irene Dahlia (Laura Leopard) and Otto Schmearcase (Bob Ader) was on board along with a wonderful ORCHESTRA who played Bernard Hermann's lovely original score during the performance.
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.