Culture in brief: musical about Whitman debuts
William Paterson University will present a concert version of a new musical theatre work, “Whitman’s War,” on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shea Center recital hall on campus, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne. Admission is free.
“Whitman’s War,” with book and music by Clint Edwards, tells the story of Walt Whitman, America’s first great poet who lived during the American Civil War.
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Edwards made his debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall as pianist and composer performing the premiere of his original composition “Requiem Prayers for soprano, piano and cello.”
The new musical will feature William Paterson University faculty and students. Voice professor Christopher Dylan Herbert, DMA, of Brooklyn and adjunct voice professor Karen Born Cafero of Boonton will sing leading roles. The stage director is music and communication department adjunct faculty Phillip Sprayberry, DLitt, of Passaic.
For more information, visit the William Paterson University Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.