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CAROLINE OR CHANGE on Broadway!

If you know me, you know that I believe every day is a total gift to be seized, squeezed & lived. It’s been quite a year. So very grateful for the opportunity to work on this important and timely revival. Loving my castmates, my director and m.d. (not only because of their accents  ), Roundabout Theatre Company, and the beautiful words & music of THEEEE Tony Kushner & THEEEE Jeanine Tesori.

Hey – never too old to fangirl!

If you’re reading this, here’s a special code for discounted tickets through April 15!

CODE:  COCCAST

This code can be used in person at the Studio 54 box office (no extra fees), online or by phone at 212-719-1300.

xo
Grandma Joy Gellman

Mambo Italiano

Joy HermalynCome see Joy play the matriarch in Mambo Italiano – The big family musical where no one comes out hungry! 

When: August 8th to September 29th.

Where: Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, NY

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Anna Christie Opera World Premiere Recording

Listen to Joy sing the role of Marthy in this opera based on the play by Eugene O’Neill.

Music by Edward Thomas | Libretto by Joseph Masteroff

Julian Wachner, Conductor

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REVIEWS FROM THE LIVE SHOW

“Mezzo Joy Hermalyn gave a nuanced, colorful performance as the warm-hearted floozy Marthy”
– Opera News

Marthy -a funny/endearing performance by Joy Hermalyn”
Schmopera.com 

“As Marthy, Chris’s goodtime girl and Jimmy-the-Priest’s saloon regular, mezzo-soprano Joy Hermalyn also deserves mention. She provides comic relief and captures the portrayal of a denizen of an O’Neill dive bar perfectly.”
TalkinBroadway.com 

“As Christopherson’s companion Marthy, Joy Hermalyn, set the tone for what was to come for Anna if she remained a prostitute. Hermalyn was bold and vivacious, showcasing how humor can be beneficial whatever the life circumstance – a beacon of hope for the downtrodden.”
OperaWire.com

Anna Christie

Joy HermalynCome see Joy as Marthy Owen in the world premiere music drama based on Eugene O’Neill’s award-winning play.

When: October 4 – 21

Where: Encompass New Opera Theater, 138 South Oxford Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY

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REVIEWS

“As Marthy, Chris’s goodtime girl and Jimmy-the-Priest’s saloon regular, mezzo-soprano Joy Hermalyn also deserves mention. She provides comic relief and captures the portrayal of a denizen of an O’Neill dive bar perfectly.”
Talkin’ Broadway – James Wilson

“In the brief but memorable role of Marthy, Chris’s aging girlfriend and longtime seafaring companion, the versatile Joy Hermalyn used her powerful lower range and impressive comic gifts to sketch a vivid, likably colorful character…and performed with outstanding diction!”
ZealNYC – Josh Rosenblum

“Joy Hermalyn brought a brassy mezzo-soprano and prickly bearing as Marthy, a colorful old regular at Chris’s favorite dingy pub.”
NY Classical Review – Eric Simpson

“Marthy was played in a brief but funny & endearing performance by Joy Hermalyn.”
Schmopera.com – Loren Lester