Among the performers interpreting songs by Green and Kitt will be Mario Cantone, Jenn Colella, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Matt McGrath, Greg Naughton, Nancy Opel, Alice Ripley and Amy Spanger. The 8 PM evening will also include the Tom Kitt Band. Amanda Green is the daughter of Phyllis Newman and the late lyricist/book writer Adolph Green. Her musical with Curtis Moore, Up the Week Without a Paddle, received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Score as well as a Garland Award for Best Score. Green is the winner of two MAC Awards, a Backstage Magazine Bistro Award and the Abe Olman Award for Excellence in Songwriting from The Songwriter's Hall of Fame. She has performed on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and the Manhattan Theatre Club. Green is also a contributor of humorous articles to Playboy Magazine.
Birland is located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $20 cover and a $10 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations.