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Harrigan and Hart Tribute by midatlanticcce
September 21, 2011, 10:06 pm
Filed under: Concert, NYC

A Tribute To Harrigan and Hart
The Original Men Who Owned Broadway

A Concert Featuring Mick Moloney and an All-Star Line Up 

Thursday, October 13  | 8 pm


IAC
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

with

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Green Fields of America: Joey Abarta, Brendan Dolan, Billy McComiskey, Niall O’Leary, Jerry O’Sullivan, Athena Tergis
Dana Lyn | Susan McKeown | Poor Baby Bree
John Roberts | Murray Callahan | Chris Simmons | Maureen Murphy | Dave Ruch
The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra
& more

in association with

American Irish Historical Society
Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
City Lore
Glucksman Ireland House—New York University
Lower East Side Tenement Museum

In the 1870s, decades before George M. Cohan burst onto the Broadway stage, the songs of his hero Edward “Ned” Harrigan, Irish American tunesmith and playwright, were the toast of New York. Harrigan’s ballads of the working class immigrants—filled with lovable and good humored characters like Dan Mulligan and his wife Cordelia, John McSorley, the owner of McSorley’s Irish Ale House, Tammany Alderman Old Boss Barry, and Mary Ann, the schoolteacher—mirrored his own mercurial life, and provided the foundation for an entirely novel genre of musical comedy on the American stage.

On the hundred year anniversary of the death of the beloved Ned Harrigan, Mick Moloney and an all-star cast return to Symphony Space with a multi-media tribute to the Broadway legend, his partner Tony Hart, and musical collaborator David Braham. Through story, song and dance, the performance captures the excitement and humor of the times and salutes its importance in the formation and growth of American musical and theatrical culture.

Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 members
Tier 2: $38 general / $30 members / $25 students
SymphonySpace.org
or 212-864-5400
IAC

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