2016, Jersey City, NJ – The stars will be out this fall at Hudson County
Community College with a new series of classes and concerts, all coordinated by
one of the Great White Way’s brightest stars, Catherine Walker.
All of the
events are part of the College’s Fall 2016 Cultural Affairs Series, feature
some of Broadway’s finest performers, and are open to the public, free of
charge. The classes and performances are being held in the Atrium of the
Benjamin J. Dineen, III & Dennis C. Hull Gallery on the sixth floor of the
College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City, just one block from
the Journal Square PATH Transit Station.
The HCCC Broadway Classroom Series is open
to individuals age 15 and older. Sessions are scheduled for first Fridays in
October through December, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Choreography with award-winning actor and artist Eddie Pendergraft from the stage
of Wicked, on Oct. 7
. A resident actor for nine years
on Broadway in Wicked, Mr.
Pendergraft earned his BFA at Webster University and went on to study at
Parsons New School for Design. He toured with the national company of The Sound of Music and several regional
musical companies, and has appeared in many New York City stage, TV and film
Broadway Music and Lyrics Workshop on Nov. 4 with Benjamin Rauhala,
producer and music director of the
recent “Broadway Loves Britney” presentation at Feinstein’s/54.
He was part of the music team for
the revival of Fiddler on the Roof and the production
of American Psycho, and serves as music supervisor for the
Off-Broadway revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes. Mr. Rauhala served
as music director for Hit List, the meta-musical from NBC-TV’s
Combat Workshop on Dec. 2 with Jeff Barry
, a fight director whose work includes theater, film
Mr. Barry’s Broadway work includes Superior Donuts,
Fish in the Dark, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. He
has also worked Off-Broadway and in regional theater, most recently with the
Broadway-bound Anastasia. His film and
television credits include Guiding Light, How We Got Away with It,
Fireworkers, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, and the upcoming
The HCCC Broadway Concert Series is open to
individuals 8 years of age and older. The performances will be held the second
Tuesday in October, November and December from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. In
addition to the performances, there will also be opportunities for Q&A and
Broadway Couple Nikki Renée Daniels and Jeff Kready perform on Oct. 11.
The husband-and-wife team met when
they were performing in Les Miserables. Ms.
Daniels’ Broadway credits include The
Book of Mormon, Nine, Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes and Lestat, and she was part of the New York
City Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess.
Mr. Kready recently finished playing in A
Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, and was featured in Billy Elliot: The Musical, and Sunday in the Park with George, as well
as several Off-Broadway productions.
an afternoon with the talented Catherine Walker on Nov. 8
. Ms. Walker is currently touring
with the national company of A
Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, and she had starred in the original
Broadway production of that show. Her other Broadway credits also include the
revival of Ragtime, and the original
production of Mary Poppins (where she
made her Broadway debut and played the second Mary). She also tours the United
States representing Walt Disney Productions as the guest soloist with major
Dec. 13, spend part of the afternoon with Eliseo Roman
, currently starring as Gloria
Estefan’s father in the acclaimed production of On Your Feet. His
distinguished career includes performances on Broadway in
, In the Heights, and Hair, and Off-Broadway in Pirates of Penzance, In
the Heights (Drama Desk Award
Winner), Godspell, and A New Brain.