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Ellen's song for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year's, released Dec 5, 2015!!


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New CD: THERE WAS A WORLD: swinging sirens Bridget Beirne, Jessica Crandall, and Sonni James sing Mandel's songs to Glyn Maxwell and Seamus Heaney texts!  Buy it on the buy page!! ********************************************************************************************************************************  ******************************************************************************************************************************

PAMELA BOB, of Broadway's Hand to God sings my song GODOT'S BLUES----Listen on my music page!!  Buy the download on the buy page!!


Ellen Mandel creating music for The Gambler for Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, opening Jan 2016!!


NY TIMES: "Mandel's settings of poems by E. E. Cummings are ardent and spiky, refreshingly organic."

Super soprano LISA FLANAGAN sang SONGS BY ELLEN MANDEL  at Cornelia Street Cafe, Tues Nov 10!!  



DEATH OF A SALESMAN, produced by New Yiddish Rep!! Wonderful acting!! A great show!!!  Rave reviews!!  Sound design by Ellen Mandel!!  


*ELLEN nominated for NYIT Award for Original Music and Sound Design

for Phoenix Theater's MEDEA!!!!



PICNIC IN L.A. at the ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY!!!  with lots of MUSIC BY ELLEN MANDEL!! was a monster hit with many rave reviews!!!





CHARLEY'S AUNT, the terrific farce, directed by Chuck Morey, huge hit at the Peterborough Players this summer! ******************************************************************************************************************************



April 24:  SWINGING SIREN SONGS Jessica Crandall and Ellen Mandel rocked a full house at Cornelia St Cafe!! ******************************************************************************************************************************** 2014: Scenie Award: original music Top Girls, Antaeus Theatre, LA!!! And three more nominations!! New Hampshire Theatre Awards nom: Sound design/original music for The Voysey Inheritance (with Kevin Frazier) and Musical Director for Patsy Cline. NYITA: Original music for Don Juan. *******************************************************************************************************************************

2014: WHAT A YEAR!!! JAN: E.A ROBINSON celebration at Cornelia Street Cafe: World Premiere of Mandel's three new songs to Robinson's poems sung by extraordinary DANIEL NEER!! MANDEL and JESSICA CRANDALL perform Mandel songs at Andrea Clearfield Salon, Philadelphia APRIL: DANIEL NEER and ELLEN MANDEL concert at Roe-Jan Library, Hillsdale NY----WONDERFUL!!!!! APRIL: at Cornelia St Cafe, ELLEN and JESSICA CRANDALL perform Mandel's Shakespeare songs and jam with Sonnet Man rapper Devon Glover! MAY: SEAMUS HEANEY Celebration at Cornelia St Cafe: ELEANOR TAYLOR sang Mandel settings!!! AUG-SEPT: A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE: was a monster hit AT THE PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS!!! Bridget Beirne as Patsy, and I was musical director/pianist of a great band!!!Sept 16: WORLD PREMIERE OF HAIKU NYC: my song cycle to Daniel Neer's Haiku!!    OCT 6: PAMELA BOB at 54 Below sang music of Ellen Mandel and Michael Lydon!! NOV: KAREN RICH sang my four brand new settings of poems by Charlotte Mew at Cornelia Street Cafe DEC: ELLEN MANDEL AND THREE SWINGING SIRENS amazing great show at Cornelia Street Cafe. All music by Mandel, trios, duets, lyrics by Glyn Maxwell, WB Yeats, e.e. cummings, and Mandel herself! A SMASH HIT!!! DEC:UNDER MILK WOOD with songs by Ellen Mandel presented by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble!!! ******************************************************************************************************************************


DON JUAN IN HELL, with music by Ellen Mandel, gets RAVE REVIEW in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, NYITA BEST REVIVAL!!!! *******************************************************************************************************************************

THEARTSONGPROJECT, a great website of soprano Helene Lindqvist and pianist Philipp Vogler has recorded and posted my songs GRAY ROOM and TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER!!!! Beautifully sung and played!!! Go listen!!! See links. *****************************************************************************************************************************



Madgalena Ball, The Compulsive Reader blog, RAVE REVIEW to THE CAT AND THE MOON---my new CD with DANIEL NEER, THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! see links for whole review! ********************************************************************************************************************************************

CHARLIE GIORDANO, of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Band, plays accordion on my LULU SUITE!! Listen on my music page! ********************************************************************************************************************************************


TODD ALMOND sings songs by ELLEN MANDEL to poems by e.e. cummings, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and others----on THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! CDs available at St Mark's Bookshop (NYC), Politics and Prose (Wash DC) and Toadstool Bookshop (Peterborough NH), and at, or directly through this website! *******************************************************************************************************************************************


THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS: "WONDERFUL" Sarah Cahill of KALW (San Francisco public radio) *******************************************************************************************************************************************

A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY: All Things Considered, NPR: "A striking collaboration: the playful poetry of e.e. cummings set to music by New York composer Ellen Mandel and sung beautifully by Cincinnati tenor and actor Todd Almond. I wish I could give it to every poetry lover I know." **********************************************************************************************************************************