Green Piece! Amanda Green & Friends will feature songs from Green's new By Hook Records CD, "Put a Little Love in Your Mouth, The Songs of Amanda Green." Those scheduled to take part in the March 17 evening include Norbert Leo Butz, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kim Lindsay, Jessica Molaskey, Julia Murney, John Pizzarelli, Billy Stritch, Mary Testa, The Tom Kitt Band and Green's famous Tony-winning mom, actress Phyllis Newman.
The concert will be held at the Second Stage Theatre, located in New York City at 307 West 43rd Street. Tickets, priced at $25 ($20 for students/subscribers), are available by calling (212) 246-4422. Concertgoers will also be invited to attend a post-performance cast party at the King Kong Room of The Supper Club.
"Put a Little Love in Your Mouth, The Songs of Amanda Green" was recorded live at Second Stage and at the Public Theater's Joe's Pub. Nearly a dozen performers took part in the recording, which featured the music and lyrics of Green and her various collaborators. The complete track listing for the CD — available at www.greenpiecemusic.com and amazon.com — follows:
"Voices in My Head" (vocals: Green, Lindsay, Dokuchitz, Ashmanskas)
"A Ladies' Man" (vocals: Green, Lindsay, Molaskey)
"Blind Again" (vocals: Dokuchitz, Kitt)
"Oops! My Bad!" (vocals: Ashmanskas, Green)
"Put a Little Love in Your Mouth!" (vocals: Dokuchitz, Green & Ashmanskas)
"The 'V' Song!" (vocals: Green, Lindsay & Ashmanskas)
"Marcie From Canarsie" (vocals: Lindsay)
"If You Leave Me. . . ?" (vocals: Ferguson)
"Bury Me Standing" (vocals: Testa)
"Over-Estimated" (vocals: Cantone, Dokuchitz)
"Together, Just Like This" (vocals: Stritch & Green)
"Daddy's Shoulders" (vocals: Green)
"Don't Use the Cold Water. . .") (vocals: Green)
"Every Time a Friend Succeeds. . . ." (vocals: Green, Lindsay, Dokuchitz, Ashmanskas)
"When You Know Me Better" (Green and friends)
Amanda Green is the daughter of Phyllis Newman and the late lyricist/book writer Adolph Green. Her musical, Up the Week Without a Paddle, received a Drama Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Score as well as a Garland Award for Best Score. Green is the winner of two MAC Awards, a Backstage Magazine Bistro Award and the Abe Olman Award for Excellence in Songwriting from The Songwriter's Hall of Fame. She has performed on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and the Manhattan Theatre Club. Green is also a contributor of humorous articles to Playboy Magazine.