Dawn Upshaw will take the stage at New York's Joe's Pub for two nights only, Jan. 21 & 22, 1999.
Though primarily known for her opera work, Upshaw has recorded material by such musical artists as Sondheim and Blitzstein. In her current engagement, she will concentrate on her upcoming album, "Dawn Upshaw Sings Vernon Duke," which will be released Jan. 19, 1999 on Nonesuch Records.
Duke wrote for many of the Broadway musical revues of the 1930s, penning such tunes as "April in Paris," "I Can't Get Started" and "Autumn in New York." His musicals include Cabin in the Sky and Banjo Eyes.
The bar and night spot, a new performance space in the Joseph Papp Public Theater, opened last fall and has since housed such artists as playwright and actor Roger Guenveur Smith, the theatrical rock band BETTY and, more notably, actress and singer Audra McDonald, whose concert engagement at the tavern sold out its run.
The Spanish dance troupe Noche Flamenca takes up residence Jan. 28-Feb. 14, 1999. For information on these performances, call (212) 239-6200.
-- By Robert Simonson