Here's to the Third New York

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Opened Sep 12, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Kinetic Dance Theater presents Here's to the Third New York, a state of the art one-act musical featuring original book, direction & choreography by Joanna & Ryan Greer and music arrangement by Stephanie Wells. With modern versions of songs by Harold Arlen, J. Fred Coots, B. G. DeSylva, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Haven Gillespie, Wardell Gray, Oscar Hammerstein II, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer & Annie Ross. Here's to the Third New York is a new one-act musical titled from the varying parts of the city according to E. B. White, who called the third New York the greatest - the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. The piece advocates the dream chaser while taking a rebellious stance on the current state of the art. Especially concerned with the demise of American musical theater, it is a protest against corporate commercialism, conservative politics and the silencing of a generation.