Fridays @ 5: Musical Theater in the Making
Friday, May 17, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Hermitage’s Fridays @ 5 series continues with composer and lyricist Adam Gwon, who will tell the stories and sing the songs of musicals he has written—and take us behind the scenes of those yet to be born. Engaging and unpretentious, Gwon has had his music performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. Adam will be working on a commission from Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center to write a musical about William Penn while he’s at the Hermitage. The program is Friday, May 17, 5 p.m., in the Palm House at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Reservations for this free series are required and can be requested at www.HermitageArtistRetreat.org.
Gwon is a composer and lyricist whose Off-Broadway musicals include Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theatre), and Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre). Regional credits: String (Village Theatre), Cake Off (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination; Bucks County Playhouse), Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), The Boy Detective Fails (Signature Theatre), and Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). His songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and more, by such musical greats as Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, and Brian d’Arcy James. Honors include the Kleban Award, Fred Ebb Award, Richard Rodgers Award, Second Stage Theatre’s Donna Perret Rosen Award, ASCAP Harold Adamson Award, and the MAC John Wallowitch Award. His commissions include the Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory, Signature Theatre, and Broadway Across America.