40th Anniversary Celebration - October 21st, 2001
 

Evening Program

Special Guest Speakers
Don Capoccia
Frank Carucci
Schuyler Chapin
Kitty Carlisle Hart
Baby Jane Holzer
Harvey Keitel
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Directed by
Ellen Stewart

Set Design by
Jun Maeda

Light Design by
David Adams & Federico Restrepo
Sound Design
Tim Schellenbaum
Video Design
Ozzie Rodriguez

Technical Director
Mark Tambella
Stage Manager
Andrea Paciotto
Production Assistant
Mia Yoo
Technical Crew
Arthur Adair
Raine Bode
Marisa Buffone
Antonio Cerezo
Evelyn Dann
Denise Greber
Sven Kampka
Tom Lee
Jun Maeda
Cathy Shaw
Virlana Ykacz
Video Editor / Engineer
Jim Pederson


Featuring
(In order of Appearance)

Master of Ceremonies
Wayland Quintero


Selections from the
"Cracker Club"
Carolyn Dutton - Violin
Elisabeth Swados - Guitar/Vocals
Yukio Tsuji - Guitar
Perry Yung - Bass
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"What a Piece of Work is Man"
from "Hair"
Walter & Jane Anne Harris
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"Mercedez Benz"
Adinah Alexander
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"Imagenes"
Falamenco
Maria Elena Anaya
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"I Picked Up The Camera"
from "Blind in Time" by Linda Mussman
performed by Claudia Bruce


"Babbette"
by Kurt Weil and Bertolt Brecht
JohnKelly
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"Love is a Purgatory"
from "Carmilla" by Wilford Leach & Ben Johnson
performed by Nancy Heiken
w/ Kris Kukul and the Ellingtonians
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Excerpts from Ellen Stewart's Original "Cotton Club Gala"

Mistress of Ceremonies
Barbara Montgomery
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Overture
Aaron Bell and The Ellingtonians:
Bill Easley, Earl May, Charlie Persip

"Route 66"
Keith David
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"Easy Rider Blues"
Jasper McGruder - Harmonica

Exotic Dance
Zishan Ugurlu
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"You've Changed"
from "Billie Holiday"
Bemshi Shearer
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"Satin Doll"
sung by Rick Ebihara
Satin Dolls: Susan Anderson, Michal Gamily, Angela Gordon,
Denise Greber, Joyce Griffen, Valois Mickens,
Thyas Walsh, Marilyn Worrell
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- INTERMISSION -


selections from:
BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
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Andre De Shields

Musical Director
Joel Silberman

Black-Up Singers
Marlene Danielle
Freida Ann Williams

FINALE
Ellen Stewart sings
accompanied by
Yukio Tsuji and Michael Sirotta
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La MaMa La Gala Angels
Arthur Adair, David Adams, Byoung Koo Ahn, Michael Arian, Armando Arias, Raine Bode, Maha Chehlaoui, Antinio Cerezo, Kaori Fujiyabu, Sara Galassini, Denise Greber, Gretchen Green, Cornelia Hepner, Kanako Hiyama, Nora Jacobs, Snackie Hillman, Sven Kampka, Deborah Klein, Tom Lee, Cesar Llamas, Louis Laurita, Jun Maeda, Julia Martin, Valois Mickens, Cory Morrison, Andrea Paciotto, Nicky Paraiso, Beverly Petty, Federico Restrepo, Ozzie Rodriguez, Tim Schellenbaum, Jonathan Slaff, Shigeko Suga, Mark Tambella, Michael Trammel, Mia Yoo, Stefano Zazzera




Images From 40th Anniversary
All Photos by Bridget Besaw Gorman
Special Guest Speakers  
 
L to R: Don Capocccia, Frank Carucci, Ellen Stewart
& Kitty Carlisle Hart
 

L to R: Ellen Stewart, Harvey Keitel & Baby Jane Holzer
 


L to R: Ellen Stewart, Harvey Keitel & Baby Jane Holzer
 

L to R: Schuyler Chapin, Ellen Stewart, Frank Carucci
& Don Capoccia
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 "CRACKER CLUB"  
 
L to R: Perry Yung, Elizabeth Swados, Yukio Tsuji
& Carolyn Dutton
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 "WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN" 


L to R: Walter & Jane Anne Harris
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 "MERCEDES BENZ"  
 

Adinah Alexander
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 "IMAGENES"  
 

Maria Elena Anaya
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 "BABETTE"  
 

John Kelly
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 "LOVE IS A PURGATORY"  


Nancy Heiken
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 MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES  
 

Barbara Montgomery
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 "ROUTE 66"  
 

Keith David
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 EXOTIC DANCE  
 

Zishan Ugurlu
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 "YOU'VE CHANGED"  
 

Bemshi Shearer
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 "SATIN DOLL"  
 

L to R: Michal Gamily, Susan Anderson,
Marilyn Worrell,Joyce Griffen,
Denise Greber & Thyas Walsh
 


Marilyn Worrell
 
 

Denise Greber
 


Thyas Walsh, Michal Gamily
 


Valois Mickens
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"BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND"  


Joel Silberman, Andre De Shields, Freida Ann Williams
 


Freida Ann Williams, Andre DeShields
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FINALE  


L to R: Yukio Tsuji, Ellen Stewart, Michael Sirotta
 


L to R: Yukio Tsuji, Ellen Stewart, Michael Sirotta
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All Photos by Brigdet Besaw Gorman