EDWARD BARNES                  Producer/Composer
PRODUCTIONS



                           
 

The following is a chronological list Edward's work, including his original musicals, operas, film and theater scores.

2016

Composer, Music Producer

TAKING CARE OF PAUL, an audio series in 14 episodes

Airwayv  http://www.airwayv.com/

 

May, 2016

 

Script and Direction:  Arthur Yorinks

Cast includes:  Tony Shaloub, Rocco Sisto, Anita Gillette, Peter Gerety, Aedin Moloney

Special Guests:  James Taylor, Catherine Russell, Paul Shaffer, Lynda Carter

Producer, with Lincoln Center American Songbook

A COFFIN IN EGYPT, an opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Leonard Foglia

The Appel Room, Jazz @ Lincoln Center

February 18, 2016 

Cast:  Frederica von Stade, Caroline Johnson, David Matranga, Justin Hopkins

Conductor:  Timothy Myers

Director:  Leonard Foglia

2015

Music Director

THE WORLD IS ROUND, an audio play by Arthur Yorinks

WNYC / The Greene Space, NYC

November 21 & 21, 2015 

Cast:  Linda Powell, Steve Mellor, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jason Dirden, Brandon Dirden;  students from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts 

Producing Director

THE ROAD OF PROMISE, by Kurt Weill

Carnegie Hall , NYC

May 6 & 7, 2015 

Cast: Anthony Dean Griffey, Philip Cutlip, Mark Delavan, Danny Burstein

Conductor/Director:  Ted Sperling

The Collegiate Chorale, Orchestra of St. Luke's

Producing Director

SUSANNA, by George F. Handel

Town Hall , NYC

February 3, 2015  

Cast: Isabel Leonard, Daniela Mack, Zachary James, Javier Abreu

Conductor: James Bagwell; Director:  Ted Sperling

The Collegiate Chorale, Orchestra of St. Luke's

2014

Producing Director

NOT THE MESSIAH, by Eric Idle & John DuPrez

Carnegie Hall , NYC

December 15 & 16, 2014 

Cast: Eric Idle, Lauren Worsham, Victoria Clark, William Ferguson, Marc Kudisch

Conductor/Director:  Ted Sperling

The Collegiate Chorale, Orchestra of St. Luke's

Music Director / Arranger

DUBLINERS: A QUARTET, by James Joyce / Arthur Yorinks

The Greene Space / WNYC, NYC

June 28 & 29, 2014  

Cast: Peter Gerety, Dana Ivey, Aedin Moloney, Sean Gormley, John Keating, Fiana Toibin, Fiona Walsh, Kat Guthrie, Mellissa Hughes, Glenn Seven Allen

Director:  Jim Simpson & Arthur Yorinks

Producing Director

BATTLE HYMNS, by David Lang

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

May 15, 2014  

Conductor: James Bagwell

Director:  Ted Sperling

The Collegiate Chorale, Manhattan Girls Chorus

2013

Coordinating Producer

THE SONG OF NORWAY, by Robert Wright & George Forrest

Carnegie Hall, NYC

April 30, 2013  

Cast: Judy Kaye, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Anita Gillette

Director:  Ted Sperling

The American Symphony Orchestra and The Collegiate Chorale

2012

Coordinating Producer

THE MIKADO, by Gilbert & Sullivan

Carnegie Hall , NYC

April 10 , 2012  

Cast:  Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Christopher Fitzgerald, Chuck Cooper

Director & Conductor:  Ted Sperling

The American Symphony Orchestra and The Collegiate Chorale

2011

Producer

YOU ARE HERE, by Kate Mulley, Alisha Silver, Joseph Wright and Jack Karp

Gene Frankel Theater, NYC

November 3-20, 2011   

Cast:  Caroline Bloom , Elyssa Jakim, Rebecca Hirota, Brandon Lavon Hightower, Just Maruri, Wheaton Simis, Mark Souza, Nick Walkonis 

Director:  Jerry Ruiz

Producer

KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson

Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records

Live cast album

Cast:  Victor Garber , Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ben Davis, David Garrison, Bryce Pinkham

Producer

KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC

January 25 & 26, 2011   

Cast:  Victor Garber , Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ben Davis, David Garrison, Bryce Pinkham

Director:  Ted Sperling;  Conductor/Music Director:  James Bagwell

The Collegiate Chorale with the American Symphony Orchestra

2010

Producer

THE GRAPES OF WRATH, by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie

Carnegie Hall, NYC

March 22, 2010   

Conductor:  Ted Sperling

Featured Artists :  Jane Fonda, Christine Ebersole, Victoria Clark, Nathan Gunn, Steven Pasquale, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elizabeth Futral

2009

Associate Producer, Special Projects

A JUBILANT SONG, gala concert for the Collegiate Chorale

Carnegie Hall, NYC

December 1 , 2009   

Conductor:  James Bagwell

Featured Artists :  Jenny Linn, Salvatore Licitra, Emily Pulley

Orchestra :  American Symphony Orchestra

Investor/Associate

SUPERIOR DONUTS, by Tracy Letts

On Broadway @ the Music Box Theater

Opening night:  October 1, 20098   

Director:  Tina Landau

Featuring:  Michael McKean, Jon Michael Hill, Jane Alderman, Kate Buddeke, Cliff Chamberlain, Michael Garvey, Robert Maffia, James Vincent Meredith

Coordinating Producer

SING HAPPY, a benefit for the Collegiate Chorale

Hudson Theater, NYC

April 29 , 2009   

Host:  Roger Rees  

Featured Artist :  Victoria Clark

Additional Performers :  Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Concert Choir

Composer/Music Director

THE VAGABOND QUEEN, by Edward Barnes

Gala opening of the Joseph Clayes Performing Arts Center

California State University, Fullerton

March 28, 2009   

Cast: Kate Peters

Orchestra:  Pacific Symphony

Coordinating Producer

THE FIREBRAND OF FLORENCE, by Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

March 12, 2009   

Cast: Nathan Gunn, Victoria Clark, Terrence Mann, Anna Christy, David Pittu

Director:  Roger Rees

Conductor:  Ted Sperling

2008

Producer/Music Director

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!

New York Raquet and Tennis Club, Park Avenue, NYC  

May 19, 2008

a benefit for the COLLEGIATE CHORALE

Host:  Roger Rees

Cast:  Lauren Flanigan, Roger Rees, Frank Sinatra School Concert Choir

Producer, Special Projects

A WHITE HOUSE CANTATA, by Leonard Bernstein &  Alan Jay Lerner

Rose Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center

New York Premiere:  March 31, 2008   

Director:  Roger Rees

Conductor:  Robert Bass

Cast:  Dwayne Croft, Emily Pulley, Anita Johnson, Robert Mack

2007

Producer/Composer

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens

WYD Media, Night Kitchen Radio Theater & SpokenWordAmerica.com

Premieres Thanksgiving 2007  

Adapter/Director:  Arthur Yorinks

Cast:  Peter Gerety, Greg Hildreth, Steven Rattazzi, Alice Playten, Richard Muenz, Ivy Austin & members of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Concert Choir

Producer/Music Director

IT'S MAY, WE SING!

New York Raquet and Tennis Club, Park Avenue, NYC  

May 21, 2007

a benefit for the COLLEGIATE CHORALE

Director & Host:  Roger Rees

Cast:  Harolyn Blackwell, Christine Goerke, Douglas Webster

Producer, Special Projects

THE JUNIPER TREE, by Philip Glass, Robert Moran & Arthur Yorinks

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center  (March 20, 2007)

Conductor:  Michael Riesman

Director:  Roger Rees

Projections:  Wendall Harrington with Maurice Sendak

Cast:  Ileana Davidson, Stella Zambalis, Anita Johnson, Kevin Deas, Elizabeth Hillebrand & the Collegiate Chorale Singers

Music Director/Adaptor  * DRAMA DESK Nom: Outstanding Musical Revival *

HMS PINAFORE, by Gilbert & Sullivan

Vortex Theater, New York City  (March 5-April 1, 2007)

Director:  Dave Dalton

Choreographer:  Carey Cimma

Costumes:  Jessica Wegener

Cast:  Jendi Tarde, Max Miller, Brian Kuchta, David Macaluso, Billy Ernst, Paul Sigrist, Sarah Hartley

2006

Composer/Music Director

NIGHT KITCHEN RADIO THEATER

Live from the Kennedy Center

XM Satellite Radio,  Sonic Theater Channel 163

"HEY, AL"

"BAD BOY"

Writer/Director:  Arthur Yorinks

Cast:  Steven Ratazzi, Richard Muenz, Sarah Lippman, Alice Playten

Composer/Music Director

NIGHT KITCHEN RADIO THEATER

@7 The Henry Street Series

XM Satellite Radio,  Sonic Theater Channel 163

Episode #1:  "LYSISTRATA"

Episode #2:  "METAMORPHOSIS"

Episode #3:  "BLEAK HOUSE"

Episode #4:  "THREE TRAVELERS"

Episode #5:  "THE PORTRAIT"

Writer/Director:  Arthur Yorinks

Cast:  Debra Winger, Alice Playten, Arliss Howard, Steven Ratazzi, Richard Muenz, Karen Kandel, Ivy Austin

Music Director/Arranger-Orchestrator

ANYTHING GOES

Williamstown Theatre Festival  (June/July 2006)

Director:  Roger Rees

Design:  Neil Patel

Lighting:  Frances Aronson

Cast:  Sharon Lawrence, Malcolm Gets, Matt Cavanaugh, Nikki Renee Daniels, Catherine     Brunell, Remy Auberjonois, Tom Bloom, Sandra Shipley, Paul O'Brien, Kirby Ward, Bill Bateman, Crystal Chapman

Music Director

A SWELL NIGHT FOR ROMANCE

The Supper Club, NYC  (May 22, 2006)

A benefit for the Collegiate Chorale

Host:  Roger Rees

Cast:  Judy Kaye, Dana Ivey, Jan Maxwell, Robert Mack

Romantic songs of the 20s, 30s & 40s by Cole Porter, Noel Coward and others.

Music Director/Conductor

CABARET

Northern Stage, Vermont   (March/April 2006)

Director/Choreographer:  Josh Prince

Cast:  Jenn Taber, SuEllen Estey, Kevin Loreque, Michael Mindlin, Damian Buzzerio, Carrie Cimma, Scott Cote, Veronica Diperna, Kristin Donnelly, Abigail Flyn, Gordon Gray, Nate Gray, Elena Gronlund, Mark MacRae, Liz Racanelli, Chris Vaughn

Associate Producer/Orchestrator-Arranger

TREEMONISHA, by Scott Joplin

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center  (March 9, 2006)  

Director:  Roger Rees

Conductor:  Robert Bass

Lighting:  Frances Aronson

Cast:  Anita Johnson, Marietta Simpson, Arthur Woodley, Terry Cook, Barron Coleman, DeAndre Simmons, Elena O'Connor, the Collegiate Chorale Singers

2005

Music Director/Conductor

GUYS & DOLLS

Northern Stage, Vermont  (November/December)

Director:  Brooke Ciardelli

Choreographer:  Josh Prince 

Cast:  Shanara Gabrielle, Jenn Taber, Matt Henerson, Edwin Cahill, Justin Wilcox, Chris Vaughn, Chris Brady, Dan Crowley, Maurice Parent, Noreen Foster, Corey Moran, David Autovino, Elena Gronlund, Anne McAlexander, Liz Racanelli, Abigail Flynn

Associate Producer

LORD OF THE RINGS

Carnegie Hall, NYC  (November 13, 2005)

New York concert premiere of the Academy Award-winning musical score to the film with music by Howard Shore. 

Collegiate Chorale, NYC Gay Men's Chorus, Orchestra of St. Luke's

Robert Bass, conductor

Resident Composer

FUNDACION VALPARAISO

Mojacar, Spain  (August/mid-October)

The Fundacion Valparaiso is a Danish foundation which renovated an old olive farm on the eastern coast of Andalucia in Spain, just outside the Moorish hilltown of Mojocar, converting it to an arts center.  While there, Edward worked on the creation of a new musical and taught classes in musical theater.

Music Director/Conductor

CAPTAIN LOUIE, by Stephen Schwartz

York Theater, NYC  (March-June)

Director:  Meridee Stein

Choreographer:  Joshua Bergasse

Media Design:  Joshua White

Cast:  Brandon Arrington, Alexio Barbosa, Jodie Bentley, Jimmie Dieffenbach, Kelsey Fatebene, Sara Kapner, Ronnie Mercedes, Sarah Stiles, Mark Whitten

Associate Producer, Orchestrator-Arranger

EVENING OF AMERICAN OPERETTA

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center  (February 1, 2005)

Director:  Roger Rees

Conductor:  Robert Bass

Lighting:  Frances Aronson

Cast:  Anna Christy, Daniel Narducci

Music from Rose Marie, Naughty Marietta, Desert Song, The Firefly, and others.


Musical Director

AMAS MUSICAL THEATER

Rosetta LeNoire Academy

John Houseman Theater, NYC  (January/mid-March)

Edward worked with young actors from Amas Musical Theater at the John Houseman Theater on 42nd Street, workshopping scenes from Broadway musicals past and present.

2004

Music Director/Conductor

CAPTAIN LOUIE, by Stephen Schwartz

New York Music Theater Festival  (September)

Edward was Music Director/Conductor of "CAPTAIN LOUIE", a musical from Academy-Award winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked", "Godspell", "Pippin") with performances at the New York Musical Theater Festival.  Produced by Pam Koslow and Meridee Stein;  directed by Meridee Stein.


Resident Composer

FUNDACAO SACATAR

Salvador, Brazil  (June/July)

Edward resided for 2 months as a guest of the Sacatar Foundation in Salvador, Brazil, exploring the arts and culture of Bahia. During his residency, Edward lived at the Quinta Pintanga, an estate on the island of Itaparica once used as the spiritual retreal for a Catholic girls school but now restored as a center for the arts.

Film Score Reconstruction/Orchestration

THE LION IN WINTER

Carnegie Hall, NYC  (May 23, 2004)

Host:  Timothy Dalton

Orchestra of St. Luke's, Collegiate Chorale

Robert Bass, Conductor

World concert premiere of the Academy Awarding-winning score to the 1968 film, The Lion In Winter, with music by John Barry.  The original Lion score was lost in a warehouse fire in the 1970s and Edward worked with Mr. Barry to recreate and reorchestrate the music.

Arrangements/Orchestrations
AN EVENING OF KURT WEILL

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC

Director:  Roger Rees

Conductor:  Robert Bass

Cast:  Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees

Music from Kurt Weill’s Lost In The Stars, Marie Galante, and Happy End.

2003

Resident Composer

UCROSS FOUNDATION

Ucross Ranch, Wyoming  (October/November)

At the invitation of the Ucross Foundation, Edward spent 4 weeks living at Ucross Ranch, a 22,000 acre restored 1880s cattle ranch, now a center for the arts.

2002


Incidental Music/Arrangements/Sound FX

OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder

Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, NY  (August/September)

Director- Jack Hofsiss
Scenic Design- Gary Hygom
Lighting Design- Beverly Emmons
Costume Design- Willa Kim
Cast- BD Wong, Pat Hingle, John Fiedler, Sophie Hayden, Mark Baker, Bryce Dallas Howard, Noah Bean, Frank Wood, Bryan Hicks, Adriane Lennox, Catherine Gaffigan

Resident Composer

JULIA & DAVID WHITE ARTISTS' COLONY

Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica  (July/August)

Edward spent 2 months living and working at the Composer's Cottage of the White Artists' Colony, a non-profit foundation occupying 17 acres of rainforest in the foothills outside of Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica.




Composer, Incidental music and musical arrangements

KILT, by Jonathon Wilson

Director's Company, NYC  (April-June)

Producers- Leonard Soloway & Chase Mishkin, at the Director’s Company, NYC
Director- Jack Hofsiss
Scenic- David Jenkins
Lighting Design- Ken Billington
Costumes- Ann Hould-Ward
Choreographer- Sean Curran
Sound Design- Peter Fitzgerald
Cast- Tovah Feldshuh, Jamie Harris, Chris Payne Gilbert, Kathleen Doyle, Herbo Foster