Edison Invents (2005)

For Baritone and Orchestra. Commissioned by the Westfield Symphony and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation with a libretto by Grammy Award winning Herschel Garfein, this unique which combines theatrical and symphonic elements to dramatize the life of Thomas Edison, a great and often underrated American whose inventions literally changed the everyday life of people around the world. The basic theme of the piece is a consideration of how Edison, like many great figures of history, compromised his personal relationships in order to achieve greatness.
Music by Robert S. Cohen, Libretto by Herschel Garfein
Ron Bohmer, Baritone
Westfield Symphony, David Wroe, Conductor
Recorded 9 Apr 05, Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey

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Suburb the musical (2000)

Off-Broadway Musical with book and lyrics by David Javerbaum, it was winner of the 2000 American Academy of Arts and Letters Richard Rodgers Award and premiered at the York Theatre, New York, NY. Subsequently, performed by dozens of theatres both in the U.S. and Europe. Winner of the Artie Award for Best Musical of 2000; nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and winner of Drama League 2001 Award for Best Actress in a Musical. It is licensed and published by Dramatic Publishing.
Music by Robert S. Cohen, Lyrics by David Javerbaum




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