JUNE 1, 2020, MusicWebExpress3000.com, by Robert Steven Silverstein
Never one to turn away from a valiant fight, NYC-based maestro Peter Galperin turns to face the strange on his 2020 Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday. Singing his catchy melodies and laced narratives more like a manifesto than a pure pop outing, Peter takes on the pathos of the Trump era head-on with his new single and album leadoff track, "Nature Of Your Kind", a sing-along song that is both disconcerting and hummable. Released on the 20th anniversary of the maddening election of 2000, and now, basking in the dizzying 20/20 hindsight of this 20th year of the 2000's, the seven tracks on Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday serves as a mirror reflection of what we are all going through – culminating as the relentless 2020 pandemic ravages America... Read the full review...
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MAY 25, 2020, TIME-IN NEW YORK, by Adam Feldman
Peter Galperin: Concert in Quarantine Tuesday 8pm EDT / 1am BST
Musical-theater composer Peter Galperin performs a live concert that includes material from two New York City–themed shows: Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, which was produced Off Broadway in 2017, and the work-in-progress The Last of The Mannahattas: A Musical Tale of the 22nd Century. Donations to the National Jewish Health COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund are encouraged.
APRIL14, 2020, THE VILLAGE SUN, by Lincoln Anderson – We first got to know songwriter artist Peter Galperin a few years ago when we interviewed him about his then-new Off-Broadway rock musical on the Village’s all-time villain, “Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses.” Now Galperin, who lives Uptown, is back with a CD about another nemesis, “Tomorrow Seems Like Yesterday.” Here’s the first cut off of it, the Trump-skewering song “Nature of Your Kind.” The animated video — which “colorizes” real footage — features great visuals, including acrobatic Red Army dancers. The full CD will be released in May. Read the full article...
MARCH 25, 2020 – Hey self-isolators, please join me on Facebook for a series of livestream performances starting on Thursday, March 26 from 8-9pm (Eastern). No special equipment is required on your part, just a Facebook account on your phone/computer (if the show doesn't come up in your newsfeed, just search for Peter Galperin), plus the craft beers of your choice, and you are ready to rock!
JANUARY 21, 2020 – My new musical-in-progress about climate change and global warming had it's first table reading at Open Jar Studios in Times Square, with book writer Gregg Ostrin, theatrical manager/producer Aaron Grant, and a roomful of incredible talent, including Drew Lachey (98 Degrees) and Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street).
NOV 1, 2020 – I am very excited to be debuting a song cycle from my new musical-in-progress about climate change. I'll be at Silvana, West Harlem's best music lounge with Patrick Carmichael on drums and Leo Smith on bass, from 7-9pm on Nov. 15. Come and listen to lastofthemannahattas.com before it goes off-Broadway!
SEPT. 1, 2019 - Great locations, cool venues, outstanding wine! Some highlights from my PNW Tour this summer included wonderful shows in Lake Chelan at The Vogue Lounge, Tsillan Cellars, and Benson Vineyards, plus fun gigs in Seattle at the Easy Monkey Taphouse and Tim's Tavern. I want to thank the musicians (BJ Wakkuri, Bruce Pritchard, Larry Johnson, and Brian Butler) and friends (you know who you are!) who joined me on stage (and on the dance floor) for making these shows so much fun for everybody. It was great to see so many familiar PNW faces and meet a bunch of new ones, and I look forward to seeing all of you again next summer!
JULY 26 - AUGUST 11, 2019 - I've been visiting my hometown on these mini-tours on and off for the past 10 years, and this summer's Pacific Northwest tour is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. Starting off with a series of performances in Lake Chelan's wine country (July 26-Vogue Lounge, July 27-Succession Wines, July 28-Benson Vineyards, July 29-Tsillan Cellars), two shows in Seattle at the Easy Monkey Taphouse (July 31 & Aug. 2), a house concert (Aug. 4) in Sandpoint, Idaho on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, and then back in Seattle for one last show at Tim's Tavern on August 11. I'll be joined on most of the dates by BJ Wakkuri on percussion, and we might even pick up a few surprise musical guests along the way. I expect to see a lot of familiar faces, so this should be lots of fun for everyone. Plan your summer vacation accordingly! Visit the "events" page for venue addresses and exact showtimes.
JAN. 28, 2019, MWE3.COM, by Robert Steven Silverstein – Back in 2017, just after the release of This Burning Sun, NYC-based singer-songwriter and recording artist, Peter Galperin told mwe3.com about his proposed rock opera depicting the heyday of NYC master builder Robert Moses and now in early 2019, Bulldozer, the CD is a reality. Although the Off-Broadway production received rave reviews in 2018, this theatrical soundtrack album release sets the record straight and also allows those who couldn't make a trip to the Big Apple a chance to witness and marvel at Peter’s rollicking and totally mesmerizing musical tale about Robert Moses. Most of the great highways, parks, tunnels and bridges in NYC had something to do with Moses and, retracing Moses' life, Bulldozer spotlights key aspects of his historic career from the 1930s till the early 1960s. For his much anticipated musical, Peter has created a new kind of 21st century rock opera that will thrill music fans of legendary theatrical masterworks like Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar. Read the full article...
JAN. 8, 2019, BROADWAY WORLD - Broadway Records today announced that Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 25, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses is the new rock musical written by Peter Galperin, starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis, Molly Pope, Wayne Wilcox, Ryan Knowles and Kacie Sheik, featuring a four-piece rock band and spotlighting Master Builder Robert Moses' evolution from a young idealist fervent with a desire to build the greatest city in the world to a power-insulated enemy of the people, corrupted, lost and alone. Click to read the full article...