David Loud hosts the concerts, which are presented through Feb. 14. The program explores Lane's musical legacy, including songs from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner) and Finian's Rainbow (lyrics by Yip Harburg), as well as songs penned with Frank Loesser, Ira Gershwin and Dorothy Fields.
In addition to Cullum (The Scottsboro Boys, Shenandoah), who earned his first Tony Award nomination for starring in the original Broadway production of On a Clear Day, Blickenstaff ([title of show], The Little Mermaid) and Callaway (Baby, The Look of Love), the concerts include Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot), James Clow (White Christmas, Assassins) and Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Urinetown).
"Burton Lane is one of the under-celebrated masters of the Great American Songbook," Loud said in a statement. "Writing with an astonishing array of lyricists, he produced a sparkling catalog of melodic gems, some of them neglected for far too long... Well-constructed melodies seemed to flow effortlessly from Burton Lane's fingers, in whatever style was required."
For tickets phone (212) 415-5500 or visit 92Y.org/Lyrics.