Playwright Terrence McNally hosts the evening, which features performances by Jason Danieley (replacing a busy Michael Arden), Quentin Earl Darrington, Kecia Lewis-Evans and Christiane Noll. Show time is 7:30 PM. The songwriting duo will talk "about their craft and their experiences in musical theatre with Flaherty at the piano, joined by [an array of] vocalists."
Tony winner Ahrens told Playbill.com that audiences can expect to hear songs from "Anastasia," Once On This Island, Ragtime, Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Dessa Rose, The Glorious Ones, A Man of No Importance and Seussical. Ahrens added, "And I will actually sing a little something."
In addition to winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Ragtime, Ahrens and Flaherty received Tony nominations for Once on This Island and Grammy nominations for Ragtime and Seussical. Host McNally penned the books for Ahrens and Flaherty's Ragtime and A Man of No Importance.
92YTribeca is located in Manhattan at 200 Hudson Street. For tickets, priced $25, or more information call (212) 601-1000 or visit www.92YTribeca.org.
Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown features "intimate, informal conversations with songwriters working in today's musical theater, all in a nightclub setting (complete with full bar)."