New Projects


Photo by Riley Jason

Photo by Riley Jason

JUNE 1, 2019Joe’s Pub, a program of The Public Theater, presents the NYC DEBUT of Fishman and Farhang, a new collaborative project from composer, guitarist, and singer HOWARD FISHMAN and acclaimed violinist RUSSELL FARHANG. For tickets, click here.

As one half of the Howard Fishman Quartet, Fishman and Farhang have been making music together for twenty years. Together, they have toured the US and Europe, winning audiences over with their unique blend of classic American song, jazz, country, blues, swing, and gospel, all filtered through a wide open creative lens.

The New York Times describes Fishman as a "charismatic rhythm guitarist and an endearingly low-key singer" and calls Farhang's violin playing as having "gorgeous, finely shaped cadenzas executed with perfect intonation, twirling pirouettes and subtly bent notes...and a fluent sense of melodic invention."

The pair has only recently begun performing in duo format, and the Joe’s Pub engagement will be their first official NYC showing of the new project. The evening showcases the pair’s unique musical chemistry with storytelling and revelations from their two decades of performing and recording together. To date, the show has been workshopped in front of live audiences in London, Vermont, and Upstate NY.

New Music Theater Piece Featured at Vox Theater Fest at Dartmouth


“The G-d of In-Between,” a new musical written by Christopher Wall and featuring an all-new score by Howard Fishman will be featured at this summer’s Dartmouth Vox Theater Festival, in a new workshop presentation directed by Marina McClure and featuring Emma Orme, Meg MacCary, and Brandon Adams.

"we are destroyed" gets a new look at New York Theater Workshop

"we are destroyed," Howard's music theater piece inspired by the Donner Party tragedy of 1846, has been selected for a new showing at NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP's "Monday@3" series in April.

Though the new workshop showing is not open to the public, it represents a new step forward for the project, which has been seen in previous iterations (and in various stages of development) as a concert, an oratorio, and a play with music.

More details to come...


World Premiere of "A Star Has Burnt My Eye" at BAM

The World Premiere of Howard's play "A Star Has Burnt My Eye" opened a sold-out run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday, November 9, as a feature presentation of the 2016 Next Wave Festival.

The production was staged by Paul Lazar and featured the performers Howard Fishman, Charlotte Mundy, Jean Rohe, and Nicholas Webber. 

More information is here.

Read The Wall Street Journal's preview.


New Album To Be Released on 7/22/15

"Uncollected Stories," Howard's first studio release since 2011's Moon Country, will be released worldwide on July 22, 2015. 

The album features a number of songs that have been part of Howard's live repertoire for years (When It Rains, Soul of A Man, Baseball) but have not been recorded until now.

Advance copies of the CD are available now right here!

Read more about the album here.