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Live theater is back! Broadway houses playing to 80%
capacity. Omicron cases in NJ in third week of decline. Spring is on
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, arguably one of Broadway’s greatest musicals from
Broadway’s most celebrated living composer JASON ROBERT
BROWN, will open March 12 with a dream cast led by KATE
BALDWIN and AARON LAZAR, directed by HUNTER
If you’re looking forward to this new Axelrod
you’re in excellent company:
“When Marsha Norman and I
began writingTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, we
knew two things: we had to build on the legacy of this iconic novel,
and we had to have the best singers in the world. Knowing that Kate
Baldwin and Aaron Lazar are bringing their
extraordinary voices and their brilliant open-hearted acting to this
material means that we can rest easy, this production will fulfill
all of our greatest ambitions. I can’t wait to hear and see this
exciting new production at Axelrod!”— JASON ROBERT BROWN
are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination and valid ID.
Masks are required for everyone in the arts center. All tickets are
refundable and exchangeable up until the day of performance. The
Axelrod promotes a NO RISK policy for all ticket purchasers.
Song & Dance from Movie Musicals
A celebration in dance and song of
Hollywood’s greatest movie musicals, including WEST SIDE
STORY, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and FIDDLER
ON THE ROOF, featuring the professional company members of
the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater, directed
and choreographed by Gabriel Chajnik.
This exciting program of suites and
songs from Hollywood pay tribute to iconic choreographers including
Jerome Robbins, Gene Kelly, and Christopher Wheeldon. Tenor David Smolokoff and
soprano Evy Ortiz, who have played Tony and Maria on
tour or in regional productions of West Side Story, are the
Something’s Comingtakes the
stage at the Vogel Auditorium at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center
on April 8 for four performances.