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Proms 2018 Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town

Prom 57
Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town
19:30 Sat 25 Aug 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Launching a Bernstein bank-holiday weekend on what would have been the composer’s 100th birthday, John Wilson conducts Bernstein’s hit Broadway musical On The Town, which follows the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in 1944.
Launching a Bernstein bank-holiday weekend on what would have been the composer’s 100th birthday, John Wilson conducts Bernstein’s hit Broadway musical On The Town, which follows the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in 1944.

Programme

Performers

  • Barnaby Rea
    Judge Pitkin / First Workman / Miss Turnstiles Announcer
    Judge Pitkin / First Workman / Miss Turnstiles Announcer
  • Nadim Naaman
    Ozzie
    Ozzie
  • Fra Fee
    Chip
    Chip
  • Gabey
  • Siena Kelly
    Ivy Smith
    Ivy Smith
  • Hildy
  • Celinde Schoenmaker
    Claire de Loone
    Claire de Loone
  • Claire Moore
    Madame Dilly
    Madame Dilly
  • Casey Al-Shaqsy
    Diana Dream / Dolores Dolores / Solo Girl (Diamond Eddie’s)
    Diana Dream / Dolores Dolores / Solo Girl (Diamond Eddie’s)
  • Nadia Johnson
    Lucy Schmeeler
    Lucy Schmeeler
  • Shem Hamilton
    Rajah Bimmy
    Rajah Bimmy
  • orchestra
  • John Wilson
    conductor
    conductor
  • Martin Duncan
    Stage Director
    Stage Director

About This Event

On what would have been Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, and launching a bank-holiday Bernstein weekend at the Proms, John Wilson returns to conduct his second Bernstein musical of the season. Following the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in New York City in 1944, On the Town was an instant Broadway hit, featuring classic songs including ‘New York, New York’ and ‘Lonely Town’.

Broadcast live on BBC Four

Image: John Wilson