The May 11 concert at the Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall will boast the talents of Tony Award winners Anika Noni Rose and Judy Kaye as well as Darius de Haas, Bruce Adler and James Martin. The 8 PM performance will also feature Alan R. Kay on clarinet, Greg Utzig on guitar, Paul Cavaciuti on drums and arranger Steven Blier on piano. New York Festival of Song artistic directors Michael Barrett and Steven Blier will narrate the evening. Concertgoers can expect to hear works by Duke Ellington, Shelton Brooks, Joe Jordan, W. C. Handy, Harold Arlen and Irving Berlin, including such tunes as "The Sheik of Avenue B," "You'd Be Surprised," "Some of These Days," "Lovie Joe" and "When the Sun Comes Out."
The Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center is located at 129 West 67th Street. Tickets, priced $45, $35 (seniors) and $22.50 (students), are available by calling (212) 501-3330 or by visiting www.kaufman center.org.