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NOW PLAYING IN L.A. at the ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY!!! PICNIC!!! with lots of MUSIC BY ELLEN MANDEL!!

June 18 through Aug 16!! Go go go!!!

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OPENS JULY 29!!!! Ellen is writing music for CHARLEY'S AUNT, the terrific farce, directed by Chuck Morey at the Peterborough Players!

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APRIL 24: SWINGING SIREN SONGS: Jessica Crandall and Ellen Mandel and Cornelia St Cafe!!

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AWARDS and NOMINATIONS in 2014: Scenie Award: Top Girls, Antaeus Theatre, LA!!! And three more nominations!! New Hampshire Theatre Awards nom: Sound design/original music for The Voysey Inheritance (with Kevin Frazier) and Musical Director for Patsy Cline. NYITA: Original music for Don Juan.

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Buy my new CD: THERE WAS A WORLD: starring Bridget Beirne, Jessica Crandall, and Sonni James!

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Sept 16: WORLD PREMIERE OF HAIKU NYC: my song cycle to Daniel Neer's Haiku!!

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2014: WHAT A YEAR!!!

JAN: E.A ROBINSON celebration at Cornelia Street Cafe: World Premiere of Mandel's three new songs to Robinson's poems sung by extraordinary DANIEL NEER!! MANDEL and JESSICA CRANDALL perform Mandel songs at Andrea Clearfield Salon, Philadelphia

APRIL: DANIEL NEER and ELLEN MANDEL concert at Roe-Jan Library, Hillsdale NY----WONDERFUL!!!!!

APRIL: at Cornelia St Cafe, ELLEN and JESSICA CRANDALL perform Mandel's Shakespeare songs and jam with Sonnet Man rapper Devon Glover!

MAY: SEAMUS HEANEY Celebration at Cornelia St Cafe: ELEANOR TAYLOR sang Mandel settings!!!

AUG-SEPT: A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE: was a monster hit AT THE PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS!!!

Bridget Beirne as Patsy, and I was musical director/pianist of a great band!!!

OCT 6: PAMELA BOB at 54 Below sang music of Ellen Mandel and MIchael Lydon!!

NOV: KAREN RICH sang my four brand new settings of poems by Charlotte Mew at Cornelia Street Cafe

DEC: ELLEN MANDEL AND THREE SWINGING SIRENS amazing great show at Cornelia Street Cafe. All music by Mandel, trios, duets, lyrics by Glyn Maxwell, WB Yeats, e.e. cummings, and Mandel herself! A SMASH HIT!!!

DEC:UNDER MILK WOOD with songs by Ellen Mandel presented by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble!!!

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PAMELA, of Broadway's Hand to God sings my song GODOT'S BLUES----Listen on my music page!!

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DON JUAN IN HELL, with music by Ellen Mandel, gets RAVE REVIEW in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, NYITA BEST REVIVAL!!!!

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THEARTSONGPROJECT, a great website of soprano Helene Lindqvist and pianist Philipp Vogler has recorded and posted my songs GRAY ROOM and TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER!!!! Beautifully sung and played!!! Go listen!!! See links.

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Madgalena Ball, The Compulsive Reader blog, RAVE REVIEW to THE CAT AND THE MOON---my new CD with DANIEL NEER, THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! see links for whole review!

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CHARLIE GIORDANO, of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Band, plays accordion on my LULU SUITE!! Listen on my music page! *********************************************************************************************************************************************

TODD ALMOND sings songs by ELLEN MANDEL to poems by e.e. cummings, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and others----on THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! CDs available at St Mark's Bookshop (NYC), Politics and Prose (Wash DC) and Toadstool Bookshop (Peterborough NH), and at CDBABY.com, or directly through this website!

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THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS:

"WONDERFUL" Sarah Cahill of KALW (San Francisco public radio)

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A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY:

All Things Considered, NPR: "A striking collaboration: the playful poetry of e.e. cummings set to music by New York composer Ellen Mandel and sung beautifully by Cincinnati tenor and actor Todd Almond. I wish I could give it to every poetry lover I know." ************************************************************************************************************************************

NY TIMES, Margo Jefferson: "Mandel's settings of poems by E. E. Cummings are ardent and spiky, refreshingly organic."

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