De Haas Celebrates African-American Popular Song with Two Different Shows in February

News   De Haas Celebrates African-American Popular Song with Two Different Shows in February Darius de Haas, the acclaimed Broadway tenor who was recently part of the all-star Pippin concert, will help Lincoln Center's American Songbook series celebrate Black History Month in February.

On Feb. 4 de Haas will reprise his tribute to Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder. The Songs of Stevie Wonder will feature de Haas' renditions of "Ribbon in the Sky," "Lately," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," "As," "Too Shy to Say," "Summer Soft" and "If It's Magic." Show times are 7:30 and 9:30 PM in the Time Warner Center's Allen Room. De Haas will also be part of the upcoming New York Festival of Song evening Feb. 23 in the new Rose Theater. Entitled At Harlem's Height, the 8:30 PM concert will celebrate such great African-American composers and writers as Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. The one-night-only event, created by Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, will also feature the talents of Dana Hanchard and James Martin.

Darius de Haas has appeared on Broadway in Marie Christine, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Carousel, Rent and The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. He created the title role in Running Man for which he received an Obie Award, and his other theatrical credits include The Bacchae, Saturn Returns, Children of Eden, Once On This Island and I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky. De Haas was also part of the recent benefit Hair and Pippin concerts. His debut solo recording, on the ps Classics label, is titled "Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn."

Tickets for both concerts are available by visiting the Alice Tully Hall box office (Broadway and 65th Street), by calling (212) 721-6500 or by visiting www.lincolncenter.org.