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Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep

Book and Lyrics by Kate Manning; Music by Jesse Gelber

Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep

  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

If love is a transaction, can it be given freely?

In Storyville, New Orleans, young prostitute Cora Covington falls in love with Apolline Albert, a beautiful Creole woman, and draws her into a life of prostitution. When Apolline's husband returns from up North and wants her back, a desperate Cora will do anything to keep her from leaving. This special concert event will feature a 12-piece orchestra playing a score reflective of American music as operetta, ragtime, tango, and blues meet in a brothel at the dawn of jazz.

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

Jacqueline Antaramian

Jacqueline Antaramian (Madame Marie Snow)

Ms. Antaramian was recently seen as Anna Gremeko in Broadway's Dr. Zhivago. Other Broadway credits: Soul Doctor, Coram Boy, Julius Caesar (with Denzel Washington), Master Class, Wrong Mountain, and Mary Stuart. She has been a leading lady in over 80 theatrical productions Regionally and and in New York, including 3 productions at the MET: Les Troyens as Andromache, and twice of Iphegenie En Tauride as Clytemnestre (with Placido Domingo).She won a 2006 Barrymore Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the one woman show about nine Iraqi woman - Nine Parts Of Desire. Television and Film credits include: Forever, Mysteries of Laura, The Good Wife, The Blacklist, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order, Taxi Brooklyn, Fringe, Third Watch, The Sopranos. Films: You Were Never Here (with Sam Shepard) The Siege (also with Denzel Washington), Indifferent Women, and Side Effects (with Jude Law).

Kenny Brawner

Kenny Brawner (King Red)

Kenny is a critically acclaimed musician, band leader, and actor. He is presently the keyboardist, composer and lead singer for the Brawner Brothers Band and served in the same capacity with the Jazz-Funk group Raw Sugar. His theater credits include The Total Bent (The Public Theater), The City Club (The Minetta Lane Theater), Clementine in the Lower Nine (TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Theatrefest, New Jersey), Moms (Astor Place theater), and performances with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater providing live music and vocal accompaniment for the Theater’s Blues Suite and Revelations. He most recently appeared in a production of What Makes a Man: the music and life of Charles Aznavour, at the Canadian Stage Theatre in Toronto. He continues to perform in his production of Kenny Brawner Is Ray Charles, a tribute to the legendary artist. His film and TV credits include Hair, the movie, commericials, soap operas, and an appearance on Soul Train with Raw Sugar.

Carole J. Bufford

Carole J. Bufford (Cora Covington)

Carole has become one of the most sought-after young performers in the New York cabaret & jazz scene. Her recent shows, speak easy, (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks) and Body & Soul earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Award for Outstanding Vocalist. She has traveled all over the US (The Colony’s Royal Room- Palm Beach; Venetian Room- Dallas; Cabaret 313- Detroit; Broadway By The Bay- San Mateo; Upright Cabaret- L.A.) and recently made her London Debut to great critical acclaim. Recently, Carole was featured in Michael Feinstein's Great American Songbook series at Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has been spotlighted in numerous “Broadway By The Year” concerts, both at The Town Hall and in California. Carole recently starred in Scott Siegel’s 11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock at Feinstein’s at The Loew’s Regency along with Christina Bianco and Scott Coulter. The show played everyThursday and enjoyed an eight month run, one of the longest in Feinstein’s history.

Amanda Castaños

Amanda Castaños (Rosette)

Amanda is thrilled to be apart of Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep, as well as NYMF! BROADWAY: Spring Awakening (Martha) NY: Developing Daisy (Ruby), Most Likely To... (Sam/Most Overlooked.) TELEVISION: Blue Bloods. Thank you to the amazing Boals team, my supportive roommates, friends and teachers, and my loving parents and family. Game on!

Ryan Clardy

Ryan Clardy (Barton Hughes)

Ryan is a NYC based theatre, film, and TV actor. He has appeared on One Life To Live or more recently starring online as Cane Haven In theatre, he's performed on numerous stages around the country including Arena, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Kansas City Rep, and is a MTWorks company member.

David Lajoie

David Lajoie (Alexander Bouligny)

Theatre: Dreamers of the Day - based on Pulitzer nominated Mary Doria Russell’s novel, A Christmas Carol (Kansas City Rep), A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Mary Zimmerman (Huntington Theatre Co.), My Fair Lady (Cape Rep), The Mikado (North Shore Music Theatre/Huntington Theatre Co.), Annie (tour starring Marcia Lewis), The Miracle Worker (starring Susan Saint James), Cats (Kansas City Starlight) The Last Hurrah (Huntington Theatre Co.) directed and adapted by Eric Simonson, Concert (soloist): The Kansas City Symphony (debut) , Points of Light Convention for former President George H. Bush, Broadway with a Twist (with Kristen Chenoweth), The American Cancer Society National Convention and The Hurricane Katrina Disaster Fund. Film: Revolutionary Road (directed by Sam Mendes), Cherry Blossoms TV: 30 Rock, Gelber and Manning In Pictures.

Michael Lanning

Michael Lanning (Horatio “Uncle Jack” Peppers)

Michael began his career in theatre at age 9 with the San Bernardino Civic Light Opera and Junior University. Michael has recorded and/or toured with such musical greats as George Harrison, Donovan, Fleetwood Mac, Rockpile, Frank Wildhorn, Larry Gatlin and Mike Post. Michael’s distinctive, yet versatile, style made him a top session vocalist for national television and radio commercials for over a decade. A songwriter and a music publisher, Lanning’s songs have been recorded by producer/guitar legend Dave Edmunds, The Stray Cats, French recording star Slyvie Vartan and many others. As a musician, Michael has mastered guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and percussion. He also toured with The Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a lead vocalist for 6 years. Broadway and National tours and regional: The Civil War Regional: Mask Pasadena Playhouse ‘08 As “The Preacher” on Broadway with “Bonnie And Clyde” in 2011. For more info:

Mariah Macfarlane

Mariah Macfarlane (Sophie)

Mariah was most recently seen as Billie Bendix in the First National Tour of Nice Work if You Can Get It. Previous credits include the international tour of American Idiot and the world premiere of Standardized Testing the Musical! She received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Emerson College in Boston.

Ann McCormack

Ann McCormack (Apolline Albert)

50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story (Maria), Yanni (World Tour), Sweetie at Signature Theatre-Pershing Square (Sweetie), Wynton Marsalis Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration (US tour), Parable of the Sower at New York City Opera (workshop), Song of Solomon (The Actor's Temple). Recently, Ann created the role of Candance in the new musical Invisible Life at The Apollo Theater with original music by Ashford and Simpson. Ann has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), Leipzig Opera, Festspielhaus (Baden-Baden, DE) and many theaters and arenas across the globe.

Damian Norfleet

Damian Norfleet (Joe Albert)

Damian, a singing actor of stage and screen, is originally from Texas, but now calls New York City home. Some of his past roles include Curtis in Dreamgirls, Coalhouse in Ragtime, Joe in Showboat, Old Deuteronomy in Cats, Scar in The Festival of the Lion King, Lion in The Wiz, Ken in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Specialist in Tommy, Young Horseman/Nugget in Equus, King of France in Henry V, Duke of Grenada in Happy Hunting, Olin Britt in The Music Man, Paul in Kiss me, Kate (directed by Diane Paulus), Top in The Tenderland, Henry in Street Scene, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and led the national tour In the Mood (a big band musical). Damian played the role of Smith in the Drama Desk Award­-nominated production of The Threepenny Opera, was nominated for an IRNE Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ragtime, and won an ATAC Globe award for Best Actor for his performance in Smokey Joe’s Cafe. In addition to doing established stage works, Damian actively participates in workshops, including Yeast Nation (by the Tony-winning creators of Urinetown) at the Perseverance Theater, Makandal at the Guggenheim Museum Theater, Go West! (Village People musical), Casanova at AMAS Musical Theater, and multiple new shows with the Prospect Theater Company. Damian is an advocate for new American operas as well. He recently played Frederick Douglass in the new opera Truth, and originated the role of John Tubman in Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed with The American Opera Project. On screen, Damian can be seen as the Emcee in the feature film Outliving Emily (starring Andre Braugher, Phylicia Rashad, and Olympia Dukakis) and as Edmund in the comedy series CO-Operation.

Erika Peterson

Erika Peterson (Virgine)

Erika is thrilled to take part in bringing this beautiful music to life! She is a graduate of The University of Michigan's musical theatre department, and a proud member of RANGE a cappella who recently performed on the Oscars E! News Live From the Red Carpet pre-show. Favorite roles include Frieda in Sunday In The Park..., Wendla Spring Awakening, and Natalie in Next To Normal.

Brynn Williams

Brynn Williams (Georgina Albert)

Brynn sang her first solo at age 2, and by age 6 she was performing professionally throughout Maryland. Williams made her Broadway debut as a sewer kid in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and by age 10 she became the youngest person in history to win Broadway’s historical Gypsy Robe. Her Broadway career flourished as she performed in the original Broadway casts of In My Life, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 13 the Musical, and Bye, Bye Birdie, the revival.

Kate Manning

Kate Manning (Book, Lyrics)

As an actress, Kate’s work has included A Year with Frog and Toad (Broadway), Evita (National Tour), and several touring productions of The Wizard of Oz. She received the Best Actress award at the 2010 New York Television Festival for her performance in the web series Gintown. Kate holds a BFA in musical theatre from Cincinnati Conservatory and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College.

Jesse Gelber

Jesse Gelber (Music)

Jesse won the ASCAP Foundation -- Morton Gould Young Composer Award for his Opera, Broad Stripes and Bright Stars, which was showcased at La MaMa theater. He has arranged for PBS, Itzak Perlman, Springfield Symphony, and was the musical director for the 50th Anniversary of Israel Concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Additionally, he has an active performance career as a stride pianist. Jesse holds a BA in jazz performance and composition from New England Conservatory of Music and a MA in jazz history and research from Rutgers University.

Dan Lipton (Musical Director)

Dan Lipton conducted The Last Ship by Sting on Broadway. He has arranged music and led bands for Kelli O’Hara, Brian d’Arcy James, Judy Kuhn, B.D. Wong, Martha Plimpton, Jack O’Brien and Audra McDonald, performing at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera House, Kennedy Center and on Late Show with David Letterman, Great Performances, Live with Kelly and Michael, Today and Studio 360. Pianist on Grammy-nominated albums The Sunny Side of the Street by John Lithgow, The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, he is co-creator and music director of the comedy variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job. Representation: CAA.

Dan Whitten (General Manager)

Dan Whitten is president of TIGER Theatricals. Broadway: JAY JOHNSON: THE TWO AND ONLY (Tony Award) and National Tour, JERSEY BOYS(tony award) London: Jay Johnson:The Two and Only, CAROUSEL.

Off-Bway: JACQUES BREL is ALIVE and WELL and LIVING in PARIS (Drama League, Drama Desk nominations), National Tour, CD. Jacques Brel Returns, currently at The Triad Theatre NYC. Enter Laughing, the Musical, Bay Street Theatre. Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, National Tour. Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van, NY Festivals, Best Ensemble. Search:Paul Clayton...the man who loved Bob Dylan

A graduate of The Wharton School and The University of Pennsylvania, Dan produced Pfizer's Viagra Launch and the Worldwide Leadership Conference at Radio City Music Hall. He has served on the board of Maccabi/USA Sports for

Randal Myler (Director)

Randal was a Tony Award nominee for IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES. He also wrote and directed the Off-Broadway hits LOVE, JANIS and HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, (Outer Critic's Circle Award Nomination). He has directed throughout the country, including The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Denver Center, Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Old Globe, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Bay Street Theater, Northlight, Arizona Theater Company, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Ryman Auditorium, Brooklyn Academy of Music, B.B. King's, Bay Street and many others. His writing and directing projects include co- creating and directing LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES (five Jeff nominations in Chicago), FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN (four Jeff Nominations), APPALACHIAN STRINGS, TOUCH THE NAMES: LETTERS TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL, and directing UNION CITY (with Rosie Perez).

Gelber & Manning (Producer)

Gelber & Manning are a Brooklyn-based musical duo specializing in early jazz styles and original music. They are regulars at popular vintage events (The Jazz Age Lawn Party, The Liberty Belle Extravaganza), and have performed in some of New York’s most well-known clubs (Iridium, 54 Below, Webster Hall, Edison Ballroom). Music from their first album, Gelber & Manning Goes Public, is featured in the Alvin Ailey ballet, Uptown. They co-produced and wrote the music for the musical event Vaudeville at the Gin Mill and for the web series Gintown, which was featured at The New York Television Festival, The Hollywood Film Festival, and The Coney Island Film Festival.

Sawyer Mitchell (Producer's Representative)

Sawyer Mitchell is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her BFA in sculpture from New York University. An avid amateur historian and persistent student of 19th century America, Sawyer is thrilled to be a part of Where All The Rivers Go To

Jana Llynn (Stage Manager)

NYMF: Searching for Romeo (2013 & 2014), A Letter to Harvey Milk (2012), The Screams of Kitty Genovese (2006), The Big Voice: God or Merman? (2004). Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone (1st Nat'l Tour), Bridge & Tunnel, Company, The Moliere Comedies. Off-Broadway: Search: Paul Clayton (dir. Randal Myler, prod. Dan Whitten), Red-Eye of Love, SILENCE! The Musical, Freckleface Strawberry, Blind Lemon Blues, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Dream A Little Dream (dir. Randal Myler), Matt & Ben (writer/performer Mindy Kaling), The Shawl (dir. Sidney Lumet, starring Dianne Wiest), Beau Jest (3 yrs Off-B’way & director for Boston production), The Public, York, Vineyard, LAByrinth, Rattlestick, Mint, MCC, CSC, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall. Regional: Arena Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Bay Street Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre Company, Hartford Stage Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Surflight Theatre. Favorite Industrial: PSM for Pfizer-Brazil’s Viagra Launch (prod. Dan Whitten)

Travis Seminara (Lighting Designer)

Travis is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University and is currently working as a freelance lighting designer in New York City. Professionally in Atlanta he designed A Walk in the Woods at Serenbe Playhouse and was the assistant designer for their production of the musical HAIR. In 2013 he won the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Award for his lighting design of the musical Jekyll and Hyde and Act 3 Playhouse. He is also a current student of the inaugural class of the Broadway Associate Certificate Program at Brooklyn College.