Sutton Place Parks Conservancy Presents Two Free Performances
For the Public and Seniors with Ambulatory Issues
Sutton Place Parks Conservancy (SPPC) is bringing classic Broadway show music to the East Side on Tuesday, Sept.12 with a concert presentation of “My Fair Lady on the River.”
Produced in conjunction with JWM: A Theatrical Company, the al fresco performances will take place at 2:00 and 5:00 PM, at the 56th Street Park, just east of Sutton Place. The entire musical will be performed in concert, featuring three principal singers, 13 ensemble vocalists, and a 26-piece orchestra. Jarrett Winters Morley, the Artistic Director of JWM: A Theatrical Company is the creative force behind “My Fair Lady on the River,” serving as producer, music mirector, and conductor.
Limited free tickets are available beginning at 9:00 AM, August 25 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority is being given to seniors and those with ambulatory issues.
The concept was initiated last year with a performance of “South Pacific” as an opportunity for seniors and those with ambulatory issues to continue to enjoy the essence of Broadway musicals proximate to their residences. Sutton Place Parks Conservancy has been presenting a series of exciting events, and “My Fair Lady on the River” is the latest”, said Maureen Berman, Event Coordinator and SPPC Board Member. The Sutton Place Parks overlooking the East River provides the ideal venue for performing these classic songs beloved by all audiences for ages.”
Two assisted-living facilities, Sunrise East 56th Street and the Apsley will be bringing residents to enjoy the performance. They’ll be joined in the audience by seniors from the Sutton and Midtown East communities and those with ambulatory challenges.
The Frederick Loewe Foundation, established by the musical’s composer, is providing financial support for the production. In addition to the Sunrise Manhattan facilities, other principal sponsors of the performance are Basil Walter Architects and Brown Harris Stevens.
The original production of the Lerner & Loewe Broadway show won the Tony Award for Best Musical, the film won the Oscar for Best Picture, and the Original Cast album was the best-selling album of both 1956 and 1957.
The Sept. 12 performances will include classic tunes from the show’s soundtrack, including “Why Can’t the English Learn to Speak?” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “On the Street Where You Live.”
About the Sutton Place Parks Conservancy:
Sutton Place Parks Conservancy was formed in 2015 to oversee the six pocket parks east of Sutton Place, at 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th and 58th Streets. Its mission is to maintain and enhance these picturesque public spaces, transforming them into valuable resources for the community.
The Sutton Place Parks Conservancy extends thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the production: A La Mode Ice Cream, The Office of Assembly Member Alex Bores, Basil Walter Architects, Brown Harris Stevens, Carolyn Goldstein, Clairmont Opticians, Core Burn Pilates, Creative Business Communications, Eldercare, The Frederick Loewe Foundation, The Greats of Crafts, Louie’s Chicken, The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, Perriwater Florists, Republic Bank, Sabatino Tartufi, Sunrise Manhattan Communities, Sofia Pizza Shoppe, and Sutton Place Physical Therapy.