Lucy Simon
Composer
Lucy Simon
Lucy Simon is an American composer for the theatre and popular songs. She is known for the musical, The Secret Garden.
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Stage Door: <i>Something Rotten!, Dr. Zhivago</i>
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
It's the 1590s, two brothers, Nigel and Nick Bottom, are desperate to top their arch literary rival William Shakespeare. So they seize on a radical idea: They'll put on the world's first musical! While it sounds crazy to the denizens of Renaissance London, the concept, better known as Something Rotten!, offers big entertainment value on Broadway. Now at the St. James, the rollicking, high-energy production is a clever sendup of musical theater and the Bard. And it adds considerably to the enjoyment if you know both. Loads of famous musicals are referenced, including Pippin, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Les Mis, Guys &amp; Dolls and Cabaret. Half the fun is catching the lightning-quick shout-outs. The other half is noting the Shakespearean nods, be it to Falstaff, Hamlet and Shylock or getting a kick out of the proposed creation of classic lines, such as "to be or not to be," "now is the winter of our discontent," never mind the brazen theft of love sonnets. Something Rott ...
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Table for Three: Carly and Lucy Simon on Music, Fame, Sibling Rivalry and, Yes, James Taylor
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The sisters talk about “You’re So Vain,” a “Doctor Zhivago” connection and the moment Carly Simon fell in love with James Taylor.
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Doctor Zhivago's Sound
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The musical based on that Russian classic Doctor Zhivago inevitably evokes comparisons with the Omar Shariff-Julie Christie, David Lean 1965 movie, from Boris Pasternak's 1957 novel. A Broadway show with name recognition, Doctor Zhivago has played in Australia and South Korea--in Korean--and was much loved. Given its politics, that's a coup. Les Miserables Russian style, under Des McAnuff's direction, Doctor Zhivago has The Broadway Theater exploding with war, unexpected petards from the rafters, casting the stage in smoke and fire, and jarring the audience with attention commanding noise. By contrast, Lucy Simon's score with lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers features memorable songs: "Now" and "Love Finds You" are standouts. The familiar lovers, Tam Mutu as the doctor/poet Zhivago, and Kelli Barrett as Lara give the story its force beginning with his wedding, to Tonya (a fine Lora Lee Gayer), to Lara's wild attempt at shooting Viktor Komarovsky (a very good Tom Hewitt). Traveli ...
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George Heymont: Unearthing Family Secrets
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
In his recent article entitled "The Illumination Business: Why Drama Critics Must Look At and Look After The Theatre," John Lahr contrasted a critic's responsibility to the art form as opposed to a reviewer's responsibility to boost box office receipts. As an arts critic, one quickly notices random themes as they assert themselves in the clusters of performances that dot one's calendar. A recent weekend was remarkable for the sheer constellation of diseases to be found in the dramas I witnessed. From cholera to paranoid schizophrenia, from Huntington's disease to clinical depression, seemingly incurable maladies were discovered to lie at the heart of each family's darkest secrets. In some cases, tragedy was unavoidable. In others, a lack of medical awareness contributed to long years of mental anguish and unnecessary suffering. Although each family's drama dealt with varying degrees of depression, only one seemed headed down an irreversible path of hopelessness and helpl ...
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Weekend Planner: Learn to Ride, Museum Gala, Sheep Shearing, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Poetry
Bedford-Katonah Patch - almost 5 years
Learn to Ride/Car Seat Inspection When/Where: Saturday, May 12, Bedford Hills Memorial Day Park Why go: Need a car seat properly installed? Does your kid need a push to learn to ride a bike? The Learn-to-Ride program is sponsored by the "Bike New York - Bicycle Education Program," which teaches young people how to ride a bicycle and give their parents tips on teaching their kids at home. The Bedford Police will be on hand to emphasize bike safety rules and bike registration. Specially trained police officers will inspect carseats and advise on car seat safety. Pricing: Free   Mother’s Day Doll Tea Party at Pottery Barn Kids When/Where: Saturday, May 12, at 3 and 4 p.m., at Pottery Barn Kids in White Plains Why Go: Mothers and grandmothers are invited for a special tea time with their child. Put on your finest and bring a favorite doll or teddy bear in for an afternoon of refreshments, stories and more. Price:  Free, RSVP required. Call store at 914-949-4947 ...
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Dr Zhivago Lives On - Aussie Theatre (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
If you were to mount a brand new musical in a regional theatre, it would be a short run … and the investors don&#39;t make money&quot; Lucy Simon&#39;s brand new musical Dr Zhivago had it&#39;s world premiere in Sydney on February 19, starring Anthony Warlow,
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Astoria Performing Arts Center to Plant The Secret Garden for 2011-2012 Season - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Tony-winning 1991 musical The Secret Garden, featuring book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, will bloom in May. The richly-scored musical based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic will also be directed
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Michael Wilson To Direct Alley Theatre's ETHER DOME, Previews 9/9 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Selected additional credits include Lucy Simon&#39;s musical Zhivago at La Jolla Playhouse, Horton Foote&#39;s The Carpetbagger&#39;s Children, The Stendhal Syndrome, The Day Emily Married with Estelle Parsons, The Donkey Show, Cosi Fan Tutte and Madame Mao at
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The Round Table Players present 'The Secret Garden' in Branford - Milford-Orange Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
With book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, The Secret Garden premiered on Broadway in 1991, and received the Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actress in the Musical (Daisy Eagan) and Best Scenic Design
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Milligan announces auditions for 'The Secret Garden' - Kingsport Times News
Google News - over 5 years
19, 2011) — The Milligan College Theatre Department announces auditions for its fall production of &quot;The Secret Garden,&quot; a musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. The musical is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Auditions will be held Aug
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A HARD WALL AT HIGH SPEED, SECRET GARDEN et al. Set for APAC's 11th Season - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
In May APAC will produce the musical The Secret Garden, with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The production will be directed by Wojtunik, reuniting the IT Award nominated team from
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Rachel York, Graham Rowat Lead Barrington Stage Company's THE GAME, 8/11-28 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Her credits include The Game, Doctor Zhivago The Musical (co-writers: Lucy Simon, Michael Weller and Michael Korie; director Des McAnuff), opening February 2011 in Sydney; selections from Sunset Blvd; dozens of works for TV and films, including Barbie,
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Theater performances offer something for everyone this week - STLtoday.com
Google News - over 5 years
Stages St. Louis just opened &quot;The Secret Garden,&quot; composer Lucy Simon&#39;s stage version of an Edwardian novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It&#39;s usually considered a children&#39;s story, but its celebration of the life force returning to a long-neglected
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Audition list for July 29 and beyond - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
3-25) and Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon&#39;s “The Secret Garden” (April 27-May 19). Send resume to info@hudsonplayers.com. Details: go to hudsonplayers.com. Huntington Playhouse. 28601 Lake Road, Bay Village. “Man of La Mancha.” Seeking three men to play
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Get over it in the city of bridges - Fraser Coast Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
THE curtain rises, Lucy Simon&#39;s music fills QPAC&#39;s Lyric Theatre, and the story of Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago begins. We are in the middle of a Brisbane weekend escape and the musical, Dr Zhivago, is just one of many emotional peaks we&#39;ll climb
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New season brings 'Bingo,' 'Secret Garden' to Hudson - Hudson Hub-Times
Google News - over 5 years
This classic story by Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon is set in a lonely manor house in 1906 England. It tells the story of Archibald Craven who yearns for his beautiful, late wife. He blames his crippled son Colin for her death but soon their
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Upper Darby Summer Stage opens the garden gate with 'The Secret Garden Spring' - Delco News Network
Google News - over 5 years
The book and lyrics are by Marsha Norman (libretto for “The Color Purple” and Pulitzer Prize for “&#39;night Mother”) and music by Lucy Simon (sister of Carly Simon). The Spring Version retains the beauty of the original shortened for children
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Audition list for July 29 and beyond - Plain Dealer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
3-25) and Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon&#39;s &quot;The Secret Garden&quot; (April 27-May 19). Send resume to info@hudsonplayers.com. Details: go to hudsonplayers.com. Huntington Playhouse. 28601 Lake Road, Bay Village. &quot;Man of La Mancha.&quot; Seeking three men to play
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lucy Simon
    FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 48
    Lucy Simon made her Broadway debut as the composer of The Secret Garden, for which she was nominated for a 1991 Tony Award for Best Original Score and a 1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music.
    More Details Hide Details She also wrote songs for the Off-Broadway show A... My Name Is Alice. Simon's setting of Wynken, Blynken, and Nodhas been recorded by many diverse artists, including The Doobie Brothers, Mitzie Collins, and The Big Three (Cass Elliot, Tim Rose, and James Hendricks). In the seventies, Simon made two singer/songwriter-styled albums for RCA Records, the self-titled Lucy Simon, followed by Stolen Time. She composed the music for a musical version of the Russian novel Doctor Zhivago,, with lyricists Michael Korie and Amy Powers and book writer Michael Weller. The musical had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, California, in May 2006. A new version of Dr. Zhivago ran in Sydney, Australia, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2011, starring Anthony Warlow and produced by John Frost with Des McAnuff directing. Anthony Warlow starred in the Australian production of The Secret Garden and at that time Simon said of him, "There is my Zhivago".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 38
    She has won a Grammy award in 1981 together with her husband, David Levine, in the Best Recording for Children category for In Harmony/A Sesame Street Record, and again in 1983 in the same category for In Harmony 2.
    More Details Hide Details Married to psychoanalyst David Levine, she has two children.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 15
    She attended the Fieldston School, graduating in 1958 and Bennington College.
    More Details Hide Details Simon began her professional career at the age of sixteen singing folk tunes with sister Carly as The Simon Sisters and later folk-rock. In the mid-70's, after a number of years away from recording, Lucy released two albums on the RCA label of mostly original compositions, along with a few collaborations and covers. Her self-titled debut album was more folk-rock in orientation while her second album, "Stolen Time," had a contemporary pop sound. Carly Simon and James Taylor provided backing vocals on half of the songs from "Stolen Time."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Born in 1943.
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