THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Nominated for SONG of the YEAR
The Count of Monte Cristo is nominated for two PROny Awards (Ken Davenport) including "Song of the Year" ("Heaven's Time") and "Best Collaboration."
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO wins BEST MUSICAL
The Count of Monte Cristo (Produced by Bridget Dennin; Music and Lyrics by John Tafone; Book and Lyrics by Elena Tafone) wins the BroadwayWorld Award for 2017 BEST MUSICAL as well as the award for Best Music Direction (Andrew Howell). Over 25,000 people attended the performance. Read More.
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Nominated for 3 BroadwayWorld Awards Including Best Musical
The Count of Monte Cristo’s premier performance and collaboration with The Chorus of Westerly was recently nominated for 3 BroadwayWorld Awards including Best Musical.
- Best Musical – The Count of Monte Cristo
- Best Music Direction – Andrew Howell
- Best Ensemble of a Musical – Chorus of Westerly
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Premieres at The Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops
More than 25,000 turned out for the Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops on June 24th in Wilcox Park. The main attraction for the event was the premiere of Chorus Alum John Tafone's upcoming new musical The Count of Monte Cristo.
Tafone, a Westerly treasure was thrilled to have his work performed in such a fashion. The concert featured soloist Andrew Drost, and was a send off to the Chorus members as they prep to embark on a tour of Germany in late July. the concert ended with a fireworks spectacular and a rapturous applause from the crowd. Read More.
Rehearsal From Summer Pops 37
The Chorus of Westerly and the Rhode Island Festival Pops, featuring players from the Boston Pops rehearse selections from "The Count of Monte Cristo..." Watch video.
Sunshine Saves the Day for The Count of Monte Cristo
Summer Pops, “the community’s largest single day event,” went off as planned Saturday night, even though a storm front had threatened to postpone it and an intense downpour blew through the area in the morning... Read More.
ICYMI Photos: Summer Pops
Summer Pops, “the community’s largest single day event,” went off as planned Saturday night in spectacular fashion at Wilcox Park. Check out these photos In Case You Missed It! View Gallery.
Music lovers prepare for Chorus of Westerly Pops
More than 600,000 people have attended the Pops concert over the years, an extravaganza that has become a tradition in southern New England and a jubilant reason to gather as a community to celebrate the new season.
This year marks the 37th annual Pops concert, which will be conducted by Chorus of Westerly Music Director Andrew Howell and features the Chorus of Westerly, the Pops Festival Orchestra and special guest Broadway star, baritone Andrew Drost.
Drost will join the chorus onstage to perform the premiere of a medley from the musical “The Count of Monte Cristo,” composed by chorus alum John Tafone. Read More.
Connecticut: The Day - Summer Pops 2017
Wilcox Park in Westerly, surrounded by an incredibly hip and pulsing downtown area, is a perfect place for an outdoor summer performance. And nothing captures the myriad possibilities of such a scenario better than the annual Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops Concert. The 37th annual production takes place Saturday and is a many-splendored experience.
Along with the 180-strong voices of the chorus and the 60-piece Pops Festival Orchestra — creatively conducted as always by the group's music director, Andrew Howell — renowned baritone Andrew Dost (currently on Broadway in "The Phantom of the Opera") will perform. The program includes a medley from the new Broadway-bound musical "The Count of Monte Cristo," for which chorus alum John Tafone composed the music... Read More.
Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops to Premiere New COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Musical
The Chorus of Westerly in association with Bridget Dennin is proud to present selections from a new musical adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' epic masterpiece The Count of Monte Cristo. Read more at BroadwayWorld.
Summer Pops to Feature "The Count of Monte Cristo"
Check out the Chorus of Westerly's website for more information about the concert and concert rules. Read More.
In the studio today with composer, John Tafone, and artists Dakota Dutcher, Jeremy Stolle (Phantom of the Opera), and Brianne Morgan (Phantom of the Opera) to record selections from this show. Dakota recorded as Edmond Dantes; Jeremy as Fernand Mondego and Abbe Faria; and Brianne as Mercedes Herrera.
To listen to these demos, click here.
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