PHOTO CALL: Laura Osnes, Christine Andreas, Jason Graae, Howard McGillin Are Makin' Whoopee

News   PHOTO CALL: Laura Osnes, Christine Andreas, Jason Graae, Howard McGillin Are Makin' Whoopee
Guest artistic director Robert Kimball inaugurates the 92nd Street Y's 2012 Lyrics & Lyricists season Jan. 7-9 with Makin' Whoopee: Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn and the Jazz Age.

Performances at the East Side venue are scheduled for Jan. 7 at 8 PM, Jan. 8 at 2 PM and 7 PM and Jan. 9 at 2 PM and 8 PM.

Joining Kimball, who also hosts, are Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks (toting vintage band charts), and vocalists Christine Andreas, Jason Graae, Howard McGillin, Laura Osnes and the team of William Bolcom and Joan Morris.

Songwriting duo Donaldson and Kahn were a hit-making powerhouse in the '20s and '30s, teaming up on "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," "Love Me or Leave Me," "Makin' Whoopee" and dozens more.

Christine Andreas received Tony nominations for her roles in Oklahoma! and On Your Toes, and recently appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles. New York Nightlife and Bistro Award winner Jason Graae has appeared on Broadway in A Grand Night for Singing and Falsettos. He has recorded over 40 CDs, including his latest, "Perfect Hermany: Jason Graae Sings Jerry Herman." Howard McGillin is best known for his lengthy run as The Phantom on Broadway; he has also appeared in She Loves Me, Kiss of the Spider Woman and in Tony Award-nominated roles in Anything Goes and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Laura Osnes starred on Broadway in Bonnie and Clyde and Anything Goes and South Pacific. She began her Broadway career after winning the role of "Sandy" in TV's "Grease: You're the One that I Want!" competition and starring in the show's 2007 Broadway revival.

Individual tickets range from $67 to $52. There is also a special under-35 ticket price of $25 for the Saturday and Sunday evening shows.

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