On Monday evening, January 22 at 7:00 PM, Stage Shadows “Radio Like You’ve Never Seen It!”™ records two live half-hour dramas at The Museum of Television &Radio. Author Richard Swingle’s play, The Fall, stars Broadway actor Robert Evan as Jean Valjean, the role he sang in Broadway’s Les Miz. George Merritt, star of Jekyll and Hyde and Les Miz, is the Bishop, in this famous episode adapted from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Mr. Swingle plays all other roles, with Elizabeth Jennings directing.
The second drama, Anthony P. Pennino’s, City of Shadows: Klaus, stars Simon Jones (Brideshead Revisited, Waiting in the Wings, Monty Python) as Raphael, with Lawrence Drozd as Klaus Barbie, “the Butcher of Lyons”, and Philip S. Goodman as Resistance leader Jean Moulin. In this fifth of the City of Shadows series, each has his chance to explore the choices made during the terrible years of France under the Vichy government. Robert Kilbridge directs.
World Music percussionist Rex Benincasa designs and performs the live sound, John Markowitz composed and recorded original music for The Fall. Adrian Cosentini is sound designer.
The performance begins sharply at 7:00 PM in MT&R’s Mark Goodson Theatre, 25 West 52nd Street, NYC (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). This special performance is for an invited audience and space is limited. All others will be seated as available. An adjacent studio with a large screen is being provided for overflow audience. The reservation number is (212) 604-4612 and will be accepted only through Saturday, January 20.
Stage Shadows continues its fourth season of recording live at The Museum of Television &Radio with this January 22 production, adding two more plays to the 38 so far produced, of which 35 are audio theatre premieres. The productions air subsequently on Classic Radio, WFUV-FM (90.7FM), on Saturday evenings at 11:00 PM and simultaneously on the station’s website, www.wfuv.org or link to WFUV at www.stageshadows.com
Producers: Terry Ashe-Croft, Esmée, Robert Kilbridge