Arnaz and Jenkins Join Feinstein for Feb. 18 Johnny Mercer Celebration at Zankel Hall

News   Arnaz and Jenkins Join Feinstein for Feb. 18 Johnny Mercer Celebration at Zankel Hall
 
Johnny Mercer: Our Huckleberry Friend is the title of a Feb. 18 concert at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall that pays tribute to the late Savannah native Johnny Mercer.
Lucie Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz

Part of Michael Feinstein's Standard Time series, the evening is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM. Artistic director Feinstein will be joined onstage by Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song) and Capathia Jenkins (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) as well as pianists Ron Abel and Andy Ezrin.

Among Johnny Mercer's most popular songs are "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "Goody, Goody," "Skylark," "I Had Myself a True Love," "Fools Rush In," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Out of This World," "Blues in the Night," "One for My Baby," "Satin Doll," "I'm Old Fashioned," "I Thought About You," "Tangerine," "Jeepers Creepers," "That Old Back Magic," "Moon River," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," "Laura," "My Shining Hour," "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Accentuate the Positive."

Lucie Arnaz received a Theatre World Award for her performance in the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager musical, They're Playing Our Song. She returned to Broadway 13 years later to star in Simon's Pulitzer Prize/Tony Award-winning play, Lost in Yonkers. Arnaz starred opposite Tommy Tune in the national tour of My One and Only, and opposite husband Laurence Luckinbill in the national tours of Whose Life Is It Anyway? and Social Security. She also starred in the West End premiere of the musical, The Witches of Eastwick. Arnaz is the winner of the Emmy Award, Theatre World Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Sarah Siddons Award and the Carbonell Award. She was most recently on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Capathia Jenkins made her Broadway debut in The Civil War and has also been seen on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, The Look of Love and Caroline, or Change. Her other theatrical credits include Godspell, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, Bubblin' Brown Sugar and Children of Eden. On screen Jenkins has been seen in "Corn," "Marci X," "The Practice," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Third Watch" and "The Sopranos."

Tickets, which begin at $90, are available by visiting www.carnegiehall.org.

Today’s Most Popular News: