Mark Hummel was the musical director for the new show, which is titled Sittin' on Top of the World. The evenings featured Hummel on piano, Jeff Carney on bass and Heinrich Kruse on drums.
Sittin’ on Top of the World, according to press notes, is an "elegant evening of wry tales, which traces with engaging wit and sophisticated glamour, Amra-Faye Wright’s unlikely journey from African farm girl to Broadway leading lady – illustrated with stylish interpretations of The Great American Songbook, popular show-tunes and renditions from her native South Africa and other lands."
Here is a look at Wright in performance and with some of her opening-night guests:
Chicago's Amra-Faye Wright Makes New York Cabaret Debut
In addition to the New York, London and South African companies of Chicago, Amra-Faye Wright's other theatrical credits include Vi Moore in Footloose (U.K. tour), Sandy in Grease (Johannesburg Superbowl) and Sheila in A Chorus Line (Civic Theatre, Johannesburg).