„The Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary will officially kick off on September 14 with the 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, a re-launch of live, full-scale productions at the Center.
National Symphony Orchestra
Echoing “An American Pageant for the Arts,” the 1962 event conducted by Leonard Bernstein, this special evening will be hosted by six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald with special guest Caroline Kennedy and feature the National Symphony Orchestra. The star-studded concert will be directed and choreographed by Emmy Award® winner and Tony Award® nominee Joshua Bergasse and conducted by JoAnn Falletta, Steven Reineke, and Thomas Wilkins.
Preeminent artists including Renée Fleming, Ben Folds, Punch Brothers, Keb’ Mo’, Christian McBride,and Rachael Price will join the NSO to recognize the great performance traditions that have enriched our varied cultural heritage and the bright future that lies ahead. Plus, don’t miss phenomenal performances and appearances from Elizabeth Acevedo, Herman Cornejo, Randall Goosby, Cassandra Trenary, Tony Yazbeck, Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Ray Chen, Robert Glasper, Joshua Henry, Bettye LaVette, Kelli O’Hara, Gaby Moreno, Kelly Marie Tran, Zhu Wang, Mo Willems, the original cast of David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s Soft Power, and others!“
So Darren Criss will also be there. I don't think he was mentioned in the articles about the event. I had been concerned that Abigail was going to sing the men's part also as she did on most videos. The combination of Abigail and Darren sounded fine to me.
Now that I know who performed with B & B at Elsie Fest, I note that Joshua Henry is mentioned in the Kennedy Center announcement at the start of this thread. So, It is possible that both "Burn for You" with Darren Criss and "Alone Together" with Joshua Henry will be performed,
I guess that I can say this because no doubt they are gone, and in addition it is really just an educated guess. From the location of this Tik Tok video at the Georgetown waterfront by Washington Harbour, the fact that Emily seemed to indicate in it that they had not yet been at the Kennedy Center, and Abigail's post showing her wearing a hotel robe, they were probably staying at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton, about a block from Washington Harbour on South Street.
eulenspiegel: mastersgttom according to this tiktok Abigail was so frustrated one week before the first song that she nearly quitted and was searching for receptionists jobs at record labels vm.tiktok.com/ZMRxtW7g6/
Sept 15, 2021 11:57:24 GMT -6
mastersgttom: Wow! Eulenspiegel that is a powerful revelation about Abigail and the start of a great plotline for a biography on Barlow and Bear. I am getting ahead of myself, lets see what the ultimate destination is for the musical.
Sept 15, 2021 14:26:33 GMT -6
mastersgttom: And where those other doors are leading that they keep referring to but can't tell us yet. Its a glorious time to be an Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow fan. I look forward every day to return to their web sites looking for that next tidbit of news.
Sept 15, 2021 14:32:32 GMT -6
mastersgttom: Well, I have taken another step deeper into the Barlow and Bear fandom. I just pre-ordered the song book and I haven't played guitar since my high school days and I sucked at it. By the way the Spotify plays stands at 5,160,932.
Sept 16, 2021 18:47:04 GMT -6
eulenspiegel2: No ordering in Europe...outside USA possible....it is unbelievable....the smallest local shops in German have better websites than Hal Leonsrd
Sept 17, 2021 7:53:10 GMT -6
eulenspiegel2: perhaps there is a reason why US companies sometimes....it is all about easy ordering...even the local petits four bakeries here in Aachen ship sround the world
Sept 17, 2021 7:55:59 GMT -6
mastersgttom: OOP! Sorry about the repeat post. I thought I lost the first one by an improper key push. It just disappeared.
Sept 17, 2021 10:24:08 GMT -6
mastersgttom: When the girls hear about this problem I am sure that they will get it corrected, just like they did with their merchandise. Are you thinking about buying the songbook? If so what instrument do you play? Or perhaps (like me) supporting the girls.
Sept 17, 2021 10:30:25 GMT -6
mastersgttom: Just a little curious about the number of streams that Abigail posted on her Instagram of 9,065,360. I know that this is the number I got off Spotify but my question is does this represent all platforms world wide?
Sept 26, 2021 14:01:38 GMT -6
mastersgttom: For those who may be interested The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical has reached another milestone, 10,097,650 streams on Spotify. I can't put into words how amazing this is, at least to me anyway. Just wish I knew if this is world wide or just Spotify.
Sept 30, 2021 13:41:03 GMT -6
ursus: Does anyone know what happened to the Today Show segment which Emily and Abigail went to NYC for?
Oct 2, 2021 13:25:37 GMT -6
mastersgttom: Would that be the one that Abigail hinted at very briefly during a TIKTOK or IG post? If memory serves me correctly she mentioned that the interview was going to include a mansion tour with Judge Jennine. If that the one URSUS?
Oct 2, 2021 15:11:15 GMT -6
mastersgttom: I had forgotten about that and I think Abigails post has been deleted since. Looks like it didn't happen. Sorta like that event in London that got cancelled with no word about it from Emily or Abigail.
Oct 2, 2021 15:15:22 GMT -6
ursus: Yes that was the one which I meant, and I also thought about the London concert. However I could see that London was cancelled at the last minute because of Covid. However they did go to NYC, so it is hard to believe that was the problem in this case.
Oct 2, 2021 17:38:01 GMT -6
ursus: It looks like I was wrong.
Oct 5, 2021 10:23:42 GMT -6
mastersgttom: It lokks like we both were URSUS but it basically tells me now to not speculate too early but to just let things play themselves out. Abigail probably couldn't say anything more until the Today Show officially announced the segment.
Oct 5, 2021 10:59:20 GMT -6
eulenspiegel2: I informed Dieter about the spam
Oct 6, 2021 7:10:32 GMT -6