American Songbook Season to Feature Szot, Cumming, Clark, Foster, Menken

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Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, which is held in the Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall and celebrates the diversity of American popular song, will kick off Jan. 14, 2009, with Night & Day: Rob Fisher Celebrates Cole Porter.
Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The 8:30 PM concert will boast the talents of Tony winners David Hyde Pierce and Victoria Clark.

Other highlights of the series, which runs through March 6, 2009, follow:

  • Jan. 24, 2009 at 8:30 PM: South Pacific Tony winner Paulo Szot will perform in concert
  • Feb. 4, 2009, at 8:30 PM: Soul Deep: An Anthology of Black Music will celebrate African-American music's contribution to popular music. The evening will feature the talents of Tony winners Phylicia Rashad, Adriane Lennox and Chuck Cooper as well as Ryan Shaw, Aisha de Haas, Sophia Nicole, Antonique Smith, Destan Owens, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens.

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  • Feb. 7, 2009 at 8:30 and 10:30 PM: Cabaret Tony winner Alan Cumming will perform two concerts featuring "songs that have influenced him during his eclectic, electric career."
  • Feb. 19, 2009 at 8:30 PM: Tony winner Sutton Foster, who will return to Broadway this season in Shrek the Musical, will offer a solo evening, including songs from her upcoming recording, "Wish."
  • Feb. 20, 2009 at 8:30 PM: An Evening with Alan Menken will feature the composer of Little Shop of Horrors and The Little Mermaid performing "songs both known and unknown from his vast repertoire."
  • Feb, 21, 2009 at 8:30 and 10:30 PM: With a Song in My Heart: John Pizzarelli Salutes Richard Rodgers. Pizzarelli will be joined by his wife, singer-actress Jessica Molaskey, for an evening of Rodgers tunes.
  • March 6, 2009 at 8 PM: Passing Strange co-creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald will reteam for an evening of song. The concert will feature tunes from Passing Strange and new material. (This evening will be held in Alice Tully Hall as part of the Alice Tully Opening Nights Festival.) The American Songbook series, which was launched in 1998, "traces the history and charts the course of the American song from its past and current forms to its future direction."

    Tickets for the series go on sale Oct. 29 by calling (212) 721-6500 or by visiting www.lincolncenter.org. Tickets are also available at the Frederick P. Rose Hall box office, which is located at Broadway at 60th Street.

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