Blackhurst, Caruso, Ebersole, Stritch Will Sing Mercer for Greenwich House Music School Benefit

News   Blackhurst, Caruso, Ebersole, Stritch Will Sing Mercer for Greenwich House Music School Benefit Come Rain or Come Shine: Celebrating the Songs of Johnny Mercer is the title of an upcoming concert to benefit Greenwich House Music School.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

The June 15 concert will be held at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre and will boast the talents of Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole as well as Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. Show time is 8 PM. All proceeds from the event will benefit Greenwich House Music School's music education programs and assist with facility upgrades.

Johnny Mercer wrote or co-wrote over 1,100 songs, including "Blues in the Night," "That Old Black Magic," "One For My Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Skylark," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "I Remember You," "Jeepers Creepers," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "Too Marvelous for Words" and "Fools Rush In." He won Academy Awards for "On the Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe" (1946), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951), "Moon River" (1961) and "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962).

Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street in the West Village. Tickets, priced $75, $100 and $250 (includes post-event champagne reception with the artists), will go on sale May 15 by calling (212) 991-0003, ext. 403. Sponsorships are also available by visiting www.greenwichhouse.org/rainorshine or by calling (212) 991-0003, ext. 400.

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Greenwich House Music School "has been providing high quality, affordable music education to the people of New York City since 1905."