Block, Broderick, Harada, Lewis, Testa and Von Essen Sing Comden & Green June 9

News   Block, Broderick, Harada, Lewis, Testa and Von Essen Sing Comden & Green June 9 Comden & Green's New York: From Greenwich Village to the Great White Way is the title of the June 9 benefit for the Greenwich House Music School.
Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block

The concert — directed and penned by Amanda Green, the daughter of the late Adolph Green — will be held at the Barrow Street Theatre. Phyllis Newman, Green's widow, is the evening's honorary chair. Jim Caruso produces the 7:30 PM event. Among those scheduled to perform the songs of Comden and Green are Michael Arnold, Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Walter Bobbie, Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Dukochitz, Jonathan Freeman, Sean Martin Hingston, Ann Harada, Norm Lewis, Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli, Mary Testa and Max von Essen.

Proceeds will benefit the Greenwich House Music School, specifically the school's endowment fund, which goes toward scholarships for deserving students and the school's music education outreach programs in New York City public schools.

The late Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the book and/or lyrics for On the Town; Bells Are Ringing; On the Twentieth Century; Wonderful Town; Hallelujah, Baby!; Applause; Peter Pan; A Doll's Life; Do Re Mi and The Will Rogers Follies. Comden and Green’s films include "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Band Wagon," and they were both awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 1991.

The Barrow Street Theatre is located in Manhattan at 27 Barrow Street. For more information visit www.greenwichhouse.org.