Songwriter-performer Amanda Green and singer comedian Jim Caruso will team up for four Monday evenings of musical comedy and musical tragedy at the West Bank Café's Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Featuring musical director Billy (42nd Street) Stritch on piano, Green and Caruso will offer their shows 8 PM Mondays Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 11 and 18. The duo will perform together and separately in their new show, which features songs by Green, Mercer, Manilow and Mahler.
The daughter of famed Broadway veterans Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green, Amanda Green is a two-time MAC Award-winning songwriter who wrote the lyrics for the musical Up the Week Without a Paddle, which was nominated for an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award. She performed her show Put a Little Love in Your Mouth: Amanda Green's Tongue-in-Cheek Songs both at Joe's Pub and the Second Stage Theatre, and a live CD of that musical evening will be released shortly on the LML label.
A four-time MAC Award winner and a two-time Backstage Bistro Award winner, Jim Caruso has traveled the world with his vocal trio Wiseguys. As an actor, he was seen in the Showtime film, "Personal Assistant," and he was a regular on the sitcom "Café DuArt." He will appear in the upcoming film, "Games People Play," and his debut recording, "Caruso Live and In Person," is now available from LML.
Caruso and Green will play the Laurie Beechman Theater, which is located at 407 W. 42nd Street; showtime is 8 PM. There is a $20 cover charge, and reservations may be made by calling (212) 695-6909. —By Andrew Gans