Lorinda Lisitza, a refugee of the Off-Broadway revue Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, hasn't shaken the famed composer loose yet, and will sing Songs in the Style of Weill at two venues in Manhattan in January.
Conceived and created by Lisitza and Hal Simons, the performance is a celebration of Weill songs and tunes that were inspired by his sound. Songs written for Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya — including those by Kander and Ebb for Cabaret, and Marc Blitzstein, will be heard — as well songs in the style of Weill by Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman and Joni Mitchell.
Simons, the director and choreographer of Berlin to Broadway, directs Songs in the Style of Weill, which begins Jan. 18 at Theater Ten Ten (1010 Park Ave.) before playing Don't Tell Mama (343 W. 46th Street) Jan. 20 29.
Actor-musician Jason Wynn is musical director.
Performances start 8 PM Jan. 18 at Theater Ten Ten (the same venue where Berlin to Broadway echoed before moving to the Triad). Cover is $20, which includes first drink. For reservations, call (212) 288-3246 ext. 3. At Don't Tell Mama, performances are 3 PM Jan. 20 and 9 PM Jan. 21, 28 and 29. There is a $10 cover there and a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 757-0788. — By Kenneth Jones