New York in Song," a TV cabaret special to raise money for scholarships for children of the victims of the September 11 tragedy, will be seen again 11 PM March 11 and midnight March 15 on CUNY-TV, the public affairs and cultural cable channel of City University of New York.
"New York in Song" boasts more than 30 of New York's finest singers, musicians and songwriters performing both classic and lesser-known songs about New York. The show was first seen on CUNY TV (Channel 75) March 8. Of special interest to theatregoers will be performances by 42nd Street's Christine Ebersole, who sings "Lullaby of Broadway"; Karen Mason, the Mamma Mia! star, who belts Kander & Ebb's "New York, New York"; Heather Mac Rae, who sings Julie Gold's touching "Goodnight New York"; Liz Callaway, who wraps her rich alto around Sondheim's "Another Hundred People"; and Malcolm Gets, who croons another Sondheim tune, "So Many People."
The legendary Kitty Carlisle Hart hosts the 90 minute program, which also features Betty Comden and Adolph Green performing their classic On the Town song, "New York, New York" plus composer Charles Strouse and singer-actress Christine Andreas performing his Annie tune, "N.Y.C." The program also features songs rendered by the likes of Mary Cleere Haran, Tovah Feldshuh, David Staller, Phillip Officer, Larry Woodard, Mark Nadler, Eric Comstock, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Craig Rubano, Jeff Harnar and Sidney Myer.
Viewers who make a tax-deductible donation of $75 or more to the CSFA-Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, c/o CUNY TV, 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400, New York, NY 10016, will receive a VHS copy of the program. Michael A. Kerker, head of ASCAP, and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Donald Smith served, respectively, as creative advisor and creative consultant for the television broadcast, which was produced and directed for CUNY-TV by Ruth Leon and Howard Weinberg.
* Many CUNY-TV programs can be viewed online at www.cuny.tv.
—By Andrew Gans