The events include a performance and discussion as well as CD signings with the artists.
On Aug. 1 at 6 PM the series will feature High Fidelity composer Tom Kitt, lyricist Amanda Green, and original cast members Will Chase and Jenn Colella, who will perform selections from that Broadway musical.
Following the High Fidelity folks at 7:30 PM on Aug. 1 will be theatre journalist and author, Peter Filichia, who will discuss the latest revision and expanded version of his book "Let's Put on a Musical." Filichia will be joined by Charles Strouse — composer of such Broadway hits as Annie, Applause and Bye, Bye, Birdie as well as cult favorites Rags and It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's Superman — who will perform some of his works for the crowd.
On Aug. 8 jazz singer Marlene VerPlanck, who the New York Times stated "may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today...," will perform her favorite material as well as new songs from her latest album "My Impetuous Heart."
Aug. 15 welcomes Marieann Meringolo in celebration of her new CD/DVD combo, "Here's to the Ladies! A Salute to the Great Ladies in Song," with a song list that includes material made famous by Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and Dionne Warwick. On Aug. 22 cabaret performer Nancy Stearns will perform selections from her albums "Sing Me a Song with Social Significance or Not" and "Words of Wisdom."
And finally, Barnes and Noble welcomes pianist/singer Steve Ross on Aug 29. Ross, who will make his Oak Room return in September, will perform a sneak preview of his latest show, a salute to Stephen Sondheim.
The Any Wednesday events are free and open to the public. Beginning at 6 PM, unless otherwise noted, the events will take place on the third of the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble at 66th and Broadway. Performances last approximately a half hour and are followed by a signing/meet-and-greet session with the artist.