|Marilyn Maye, Emily Skinner, etc join L&L salute to Women Songwriters at 92 Y March 18-20|
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|92Y’S LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: DOROTHY FIELDS AND THE WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Deborah Grace Winer: Artistic Director, Writer & Host
John Oddo: Music Director
Mark Waldrop: Stage Director
Vocals Marilyn Maye * Kenita Miller * Nancy Opel * Margo Seibert * Emily Skinner
Saturday, March 18 / 8 pm Sunday, March 19 / 2 pm + 7 pm Monday, March 20 / 2 pm + 7:30 pm Tickets from $58 (35 & Under tickets, $25)
Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood may be boys’ clubs, but that hasn’t stopped some bold, brilliant women from breaking through. Led by Dorothy Fields, pioneers such as Betty Comden, Carolyn Leigh and Mary Rodgers penned works that earned them an indelible place in the American Songbook alongside their more visible peers like Berlin, the Gershwins and Cy Coleman. Their timeless classics range from “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “I Can't Give You Anything but Love,” to “Witchcraft,” On the Town and Once Upon a Mattress. Lyrics & Lyricists celebrates Women’s History Month with a multi-generational cast of divas — Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner — paying tribute to these and other groundbreaking women artists who stand on their shoulders today. Artistic director Deborah Grace Winer is the author of On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields, which will be reissued on Amazon on March 8th in celebration of International Women's Day. Says Deborah Grace Winer: “The persistent wit and brilliance of these women, just like their persistence in creating their iconic masterpieces of American song, make this show inspiring to create. It’s easy to see the light when you sing ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street,’ or ‘I’ve Got Your Number.’ It just fills you with joy.”
For information on the creative team and cast, please click here: http://www.92y.org/Event/L-L-Dorothy-Fields.aspx#panel_ProgramNotes
Coming up in 2017
May 6, 7, 8 SONGBOOK CLASSICS BY UNSUNG LYRICISTS Rob Fisher: Artistic Director Sheldon Harnick: Writer & Host Scott Faris: Stage Director Judy Kuhn, Sal Viviano: Vocals Additional cast TBA “You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss.” — Herman Hupfeld They’re standards we all know and love: “As Time Goes By,” “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “The Nearness of You.” But who wrote their famous words? Ever hear of … Herman Hupfeld? Leo Robin? Ned Washington? Join artistic director Rob Fisher who arranged the score for Broadway’s An American in Paris, and celebrated Fiddler on the Roof lyricist Sheldon Harnick in their latest L&L collaboration as they salute the unsung wordsmiths behind some of the world’s greatest songs.
June 3, 4, 5 FROM CAMELOT TO CALIFORNIA: THE WORLDS OF LERNER AND LOEWE Rob Berman: Artistic Director, Writer & Host Chase Brock: Stage Director Chuck Cooper, Lauren Worsham: Vocals Additional cast TBA “For there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be.”— Alan Jay Lerner Scotland, California, Covent Garden, Paris, Camelot—lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe evoked entire worlds in their groundbreaking musicals. Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Gigi and Camelot all were conjured by the Old World Austrian Loewe and the Harvard-educated American Lerner. Rob Berman, music director of the New York City Center Encores! series and recent Broadway musicals Dames at Sea, Bright Star and Tuck Everlasting, makes his L&L debut as artistic director for a captivating show that revels in their romantic songs, from “Almost Like Being in Love” to “I Could Have Danced All Night.”
About Lyrics & Lyricists Since 1970, Lyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series, and one of 92Y’s signature programs, has celebrated the work of songwriters like Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and David Zippel with champions and interpreters of the American Songbook including Kathleen Marshall, Rob Fisher, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, Ted Sperling, Mark Lamos, and Ted Chapin. 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists receives support from Gilda and Henry Block; the Hite Foundation, Inc.; The Harold W. and Ida L. Goldstein Lecture Fund through the Estate of Sanford Goldstein; The Edythe Kenner Foundation; The Henry Nias Foundation, courtesy of Dr. Stanley Edelman; and the Wechsler Foundation.
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