Actress Lillias White, currently performing her new one-woman show through April 1, has released a song list for her engagement (see below). White's show is described as a musical journey, from the place of her birth to her performance on Broadway in the award-winning Cy Coleman musical, The Life, where she earned the 1997 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and People’s Choice Awards for her portrayal of Sonja, the hooker.
At Arci's Place, White will be accompanied by musical director Timothy Graphenreed on piano, with Gary Haase on bass and Buddy Williams on drums.
White's credits also include the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Her Broadway roles include Once on this Island, Dreamgirls, Cats, Rock ’n Roll The First 5000 Years and Barnum. Her most recent New York theatre appearance was in the WPA Theatre production of Dinah Was. White has performed at New York City's The Blue Note, B. Smith’s, Maxim’s and Wilson’s and the Cinegrill in Los Angeles where she will have a return engagement of "From Brooklyn To Broadway" following this run.
There will be a $25 cover charge and $15 minimum for all performances. Arci's Place is located at 450 Park Avenue South (between 30th and 31st Streets). For reservations call (212) 532-4370.
The following is a song list for “From Brooklyn To Broadway”; it is subject to change. • "Blue Moon," by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
"Old Devil Moon," by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg
• "Ooh, What You Said!," by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer
• "The Way He Makes Me Feel," by Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman
• "When You Think of Me," by Eric Benet
• "Mama Look A Booboo," by Lord Melody (Fitzroy Alexander)
• "Reform," by Gil Gilberto
• "My Baby Don’t Care," by Nina Simone
• "Born For You," by David Pomeranz and David Zippel
• "Fairy Tales," by Gordon Chambers
• "From Brooklyn To Broadway," by Timothy Graphenreed
• "Believe," by Mark Taylor
• Broadway Medley:
"Thank God I’m Old," by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart (from Barnum)
"Dreamgirls," by Henry Kreiger and Tom Eyen
"One Night Only," by Henry Kreiger and Tom Eyen (from Dreamgirls)
"Mama Will Provide," by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (from Once On This Island)
"Brotherhood of Man," by Frank Loesser (from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying)
"The Oldest Profession," by Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman (from The Life)
• Possible Encores:
"Misty," by Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke
"Come Down From the Tree," by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens.