February 21, 2020 @ 5:00PM — 6:00PM
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From Broadway to the Beach with Musical Theater Composer Adam Gwon
Friday, February 21, 5 p.m.
Hermitage Artist Retreat beach, 6630 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Adam Gwon will play piano and sing his own songs, demonstrating how a musical is born and evolves from idea to stage.
Gwon was named one of "50 to Watch" by The Dramatist and hailed as "a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater" whose songs are “funny, urbane, with a sweetness that doesn’t cloy” by The New York Times. His musicals have been produced on six continents, in more than half a dozen languages. Gwon’s off-Broadway plays include Scotland, PA Ordinary Days, and Old Jews Telling Jokes. Among his many awards are the Helen Hayes Award, the Kleban Award, the Fred Ebb Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, the Frederick Loewe Award, and an ASCAP Award. Gwon’s songs have been performed by such luminaries as Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, and Brian d'Arcy James at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and other prominent venues.He served on the Tony Awards Nominating Committee from 2015-2018, and currently serves on the board at Roundabout Theatre Company.
PLEASE NOTE: In case of bad weather, the program will move indoors. Seating inside is limited to 200.