Mikaela Bennett (The Golden Apple), Andréa Burns (On Your Feet!, In the Heights), Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along, Children of Eden), and Tony Award nominees Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi) and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, A Chorus Line) will headline the 92Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists February concerts commemorating the centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein.
Presented February 24, 25, and 26, Lenny’s Lyricists will trace Bernstein’s career by highlighting the work of the many writers who penned lyrics for his works, including collaborators Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the Town, Wonderful Town), Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story), Stephen Schwartz (Mass), Alan Jay Lerner (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue), John Latouche (Candide), Dorothy Parker (Candide), Richard Wilbur (Candide), and more.
The concerts will be hosted by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green, daughter of lyricist and book writer Adolph Green, who will share her personal family stories of Bernstein’s collaborations with her father and Betty Comden, as well as behind-the-scenes stories about his work with a young Sondheim.
“I am especially excited to share Amanda Green’s first-hand observations of her father Adolph’s relationship with ‘Lenny’ and their colleague Betty Comden. In preparation for this program Amanda consulted her friends Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and the Bernstein ‘kids’ for their recent reflections about this passionate artist and how he worked,” Fisher said in a statement. “I am passionate about Lyrics & Lyricists because it is the only opportunity to reveal the mechanics of collaboration so personally.”
For tickets, visit 92Y.org.