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Bickford Theatre Reopening and Upcoming Performances!
20 months and 57 outdoor performances, we are happy to share the news
of our reopening of the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum!
doors will open again with our 10th anniversary Bickford Benefit Jazz
Concert that honors Dan Levinson's 20th anniversary of his Bickford
award-winning production of Josie & Grace will illuminate
the equally historical imaginary friendship between Josephine Baker
and Grace Kelly in a new show from the artists who delighted our
outdoor audiences last year with Josephine: A Cabaret Dream Play.
months without hearing our beloved grand piano, Jenny Lin dusts it
off with a riveting and enlightening program, Glass Reflections, that
pairs etudes by Philip Glass with works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff,
Liszt, Schubert, and more.
favorite of our Back Deck season, the jazz trio, Empire Wild, returns
with cellos and percussion to warm audiences with a fresh take on
the Bickford Benefit and Josie & Grace are on sale now,
Jenny Lin and Empire Wild will be on sale soon.
We will soon
announce our full slate of National Theatre Live and Art on Screen.
To keep our
audiences and artists as safe as possible, all audience members ages
12 and over must present proof of full COVID vaccination with corresponding
ID and remain masked throughout their time indoors at the Morris
Museum and Bickford Theatre. We appreciate your cooperation and
Dan Levinson has once again assembled a truly
spectacular group for this annual event, which will be our first back
inside the theatre. Exciting young trumpeter and vocalist, Danny
Jonokuchi, winner of the first-ever Count Basie Great American
Swing Contest earlier this year, will make his debut appearance
at the theatre. Trombonist Doug Finke, who led his
Independence Hall Jazz Band the night Dan made his own inaugural
appearance at the theatre in October 2001, will make the trek north
from his current home in Louisville, Kentucky to participate in
the evening’s festivities. Conal Fowkes – for over
20 years the pianist in Woody Allen’s Monday-night band at NYC’s
prestigious Carlyle Hotel and who is featured on many of the
filmmaker’s soundtracks – will grace the ivories of the
Bickford’s grand piano. Canadian bassist, Jen Hodge,
recently relocated to New York City, will make her debut appearance
at the theatre. And drummer Kevin Dorn, for 25 years the
“Rock of Gibraltar” in Dan’s rhythm sections, will take his seat in the
This event sells out, so don’t wait to buy tickets!
is generously sponsored by Vince and Katherine Teti.
November 5, 8:00PM, Saturday, November 6, 8:00PM, and Sunday,
November 7, 2:00PM
creators of the hit off-Broadway show, Josephine, this new
musical explores the extraordinary and mostly untold story of the
friendship between two of the most remarkable women of the 20th
Century: legendary singer/dancer/activist/spy Josephine Baker and
Academy Award-winner and European princess, Grace Kelly/Princess
Grace of Monaco.
The M&T Charitable Foundation is a
proud supporter of the Morris Museum's membership program.
Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support from the