The 6 PM concert will spotlight the songs of Peter Melnick, including tunes he penned with lyricists Bill Russell and Christopher Durang. Among those scheduled to perform are Rachel deBenedet, Alan Campbell, Lauren Kennedy, Will Swenson, Michele Ragusa, Orville Mendoza, Jonathan Rayson, Elisa van Duyne, Tonya Dixon, John Hickock and Paul Iacono. Composer Melnick is currently represented Off-Broadway with the new musical Adrift in Macao.
The Songbook series is produced, directed and hosted by John Znidarsic. The works of Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa, Gerard Alessandrini and John Bucchino have all been part of the acclaimed series.
The Donnell Library Center is located at 20 West 53rd Street. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call (212) 261-0619.