NYCB Theater at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
THE MUSICAL BOX BRINGS PETER GABRIEL ERA OF GENESIS TO LIFE AT THE NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY WITH TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 PERFORMING 1972’s “FOXTROT” CONCERT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 PERFORMING 1973’s “SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND” CONCERT
NYCB Theatre at Westbury is pleased to present The Musical Box performing two original concerts given by Genesis 40 years ago. The performances incorporate the visual effects and costumes that were used in the original Genesis shows. On Friday, November 29, The Musical Box will perform “Foxtrot” and on Saturday, November 30 the band will perform “Selling England By the Pound.” Both shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 and $39.50 and are available at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Event, date and time are subject to change. For more information, visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.
Taking their name from the 1971 Genesis song, “The Musical Box,” the band was founded in 1993 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the album, Selling England By the Pound. The current lead singer, Denis Gagne’ joined the band in 1995 and has immersed himself in the stage personas created by Peter Gabriel.
The Foxtrot shows included songs from the albums 'Nursery Cryme' and 'Foxtrot': "Watcher Of The Skies", "Can-Utility and the Coast-Liners", "The Musical Box", "Get 'em Out By Friday", "Supper's Ready" and "The Return Of The Giant Hogweed", as well as two encores: "The Knife" and "The Fountain Of Salmacis".
The Selling England setlist comprised six eighths of the titular album ("After the Ordeal" and "Aisle of Plenty" were not performed), and a selection of live favourites: "Watcher of the Skies", "The Musical Box", "Supper's Ready" and "The Knife". "Horizons" and "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" were sometimes played instead of "More Fool Me" and "The Knife" respectively.
“I saw them in Bristol with my children so they could see what their father did back then.” – Peter Gabriel
“They are not a tribute band, they have taken a period and are faithfully reproducing it in the same way that someone would do a theatrical production.” – Phil Collins