Temple Or Elohim celebrates Broadway and beyond in a musical event next month.
This year the temple, at 18 Tobie Lane in Jericho, welcomes Steven Lutvak, composer and lyricist of Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, for its annual gala concert on May 15. Accompanying Lutvak and the temple’s cantor David Katz will be former leading actress from Disney’s Mary Poppins, Catherine Walker. These three vocalists will be sharing their musical talents with temple attendees in an evening of Broadway, pop and ethnic genres.
Lutvak made his Broadway debut as composer and co-lyricist of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which won the Tony award for best musical along with Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards. He’s also written a dozen-plus musicals, scored several films and has performed his material at the city’s most legendary rooms including Carnegie Hall, The Oak Room, Rainbow and Stars and The Russian Tea Room. Katz and Walker have similarly appeared in some of the finest venues in New York and around the country.
For the concert, Walker will reprise her role as Phoebe D’Ysquith in Gentleman’s Guide. Previously, she also performed on Broadway in Ragtime. She will also share with us a few of her favorite songs from the Great American Songbook.
Katz will be sharing his diverse musical background of opera and liturgical genres throughout the evening as well as joining the other artists in Broadway show stoppers. His expertise has taken him across the globe from singing opera in Europe to singing with some of the most well known orchestras in the United States including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra with Marvin Hamlisch. In addition he has performed in front of thousands at Citi Field and Nassau Coliseum where he has sung the National Anthem many times.
There is a panel discussion being planned for those who would like the opportunity to meet the stars before the event. Tickets for this event and the actual concert will be available to everyone at a slightly higher price than the temple’s actual concert price.
To purchase the tickets, visit the temple website www.templeorelohim.com, call the temple office 516-433-9888, ext. 14, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.