The Oct. 20 performance celebrating the music of Jewish Harlem will feature direction by Charnin with Aron Acurso at the piano. Those interpreting the songs of Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and others include Michael Di Liberti, Jay Aubrey Jones, Jennifer Neale, Christopher Totten, Carey Van Driest and Terri White; show time is 7:30 PM. Martin Charnin won the 1977 Best Score Tony Award (with composer Charles Strouse) for his lyrics to Annie. He also wrote lyrics for Two By Two, Hot Spot, I Remember Mama, The Madwoman of Central Park West and The First. His Broadway directorial credits include Nash at Nine, Annie, The First, A Little Family Business, Cafe Crown, Sid Caesar & Company and The Flowering Peach.
Tickets for the concert are priced at $20 ($15 for members, seniors and students) and are available by calling (212) 534-1672, ext. 207 or by going on-line to www.mcny.org/tickets/htm. The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street on Museum Mile.