Emily Gardner Xu Hall performing her song at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.

Emily Gardner Xu Hall performing her song at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.

Emily just finished a run of a musical in Philadelphia at the Arden Theatre Company, a reading of her original musical Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical at Studio Tisch, a workshop presentation of her new Cymbeline musical, made her debut as a composer at MuseMatch X at 54 Below, and Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre New Songs Now! where she was selected as a featured singer-songwriter.

acting-devising at dorset theatre festival

Emily is at the Dorset Theatre Festival in beautiful Vermont to workshop a brand new play by Lauren Yee.

acting in musical at corkscrew festival

Emily is acting and singing in a reading of Hot Cross Buns at Corkscrew Festival on August 14th.


UNTITLED CHERRY ORCHARD MUSICAL

Emily is writing a musical adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Watch the trailer below. Hear songs and read about the project here.


Emily Gardner Xu Hall (Queen)

Emily Gardner Xu Hall (Queen)

recent: light princess at the arden theatre

Emily just closed a run of the world premiere musical THE LIGHT PRINCESS at the Arden Theatre Company. In the show, she acted, sang, and played piano, guitar, accordion and viola.


new york times Ben brantley review

In Stockholm, the Blades are Drawn from the Start (click here for the full review).

Emily Gardner Hall and Jason Babinsky in STOCKHOLM

Emily Gardner Hall and Jason Babinsky in STOCKHOLM

‘A precision-tooled performance by Emily Gardner Hall…

Ms. Hall gives natural life to Kali’s extreme, lacerating ambivalence. This young performer is remarkably smooth in conveying spikiness...

Todd and Kali are dancing fools and their range of movement swings wide. Sometimes they skip about as blithely as Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in “Singin’ in the Rain,” but their natural form would seem to be the apache dance, with its all-out brutality.

[They] make us believe that from the moment they met, everything Todd and Kali have done has been charged with dangerous contradiction.’

Ben Brantley, New York Times, August 24th 2013 

Or read the full review without visiting the NY Times website here.


 

posts