Herb Ruffin, African American Studies Department Chair and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for the WURD-FM (Philadelphia) story about the “100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre.” Ruffin, who is an expert on Black settlements in…
SU Drama to present ‘The World Goes ‘Round’
SU Drama to present ‘The World Goes ‘Round’April 15, 2009Patrick Finlonstagepr@syr.edu
Life-with its glories, indignities, hopes and quiet dreams-is the subject of “The World Goes ‘Round,” a stunning revue of the beloved songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb that will be presented by the Syracuse University Department of Drama April 24-May 9 at the Arthur Storch Theatre at Syracuse Stage. Tickets are available at 443-3275 or by visiting http://www.vpa.syr.edu/drama.
Featuring unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theater, film and television, the work spotlights songs from “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “New York, New York,” “Funny Lady,” “Kiss Of The Spiderwoman” and more.
Some of the beloved musical numbers in “The World Goes ‘Round” are “Coffee In A Cardboard Cup,” “And All That Jazz,” “Mr. Cellophane,” “Me And My Baby,” “Kiss Of The Spider Woman,” “Only Love,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York.”
Nathan Hurwitz (director, musical director and musical staging) joined the SU Department of Drama faculty in 2006 after a lengthy career as a conductor, arranger and keyboard player. With a B.F.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, Hurwitz has studied acting, directing and conducting/orchestration.
His credits include Broadway, international tours and U.S. tours, plus regional presentations at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and The Pittsburgh Public Theatre. For the SU Drama Department, Hurwitz has musical directed “Urinetown,” “Little Women,” “My One and Only” and “Sweeney Todd,” and has directed and musical directed “Lucky Stiff.” For Syracuse Stage, Nathan has musical directed “A Christmas Carol” and “Menopause: The Musical,” and appeared as the rabbi in “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Kimberly Hale, choreographer, is an assistant professor in the Department of Drama’s Musical Theatre program, where she teaches all levels of jazz dance. Her choreography credits include a national promotional tour for EXPEDIA.COM, “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Little Women,” the “Bank of America Children’s Tour Fractured Fairy Tales,” “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf,” and benefits for Hospice of Central New York and the American Heart Association. She is also part of the Ballet Hispanico Ensemble concert repertory.