Phyllis Newman Will Replace Amanda Green As Artistic Director for Lyrics & Lyricists' Carried Away

News   Phyllis Newman Will Replace Amanda Green As Artistic Director for Lyrics & Lyricists' Carried Away
Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman will step in as artistic director and host for the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists show Carried Away: Being Comden and Green, which will be presented at the East Side venue May 21-23, 2011.

Phyllis Newman
Phyllis Newman Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Newman, who was married to Adolph Green for over four decades, is taking over for their daughter, Amanda Green, who had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict.

Casting for the upcoming concerts will be announced at a later date.

Phyllis Newman made her Broadway debut in 1952 in the original musical comedy Wish You Were Here. She received a Tony Award for her performance in Subways Are for Sleeping and a Tony nomination for her work in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, First Impressions, Moonbirds, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Madwoman of Central Park West and Awake and Sing! She married Adolph Green in 1960 with whom she had two children, Amanda and Adam. Newman is the founder of the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, part of the Actors' Fund of America.

The upcoming Lyrics & Lyricists season will also include Frank and Tony and Peggy and Me: Making Music With the Great Singers — Celebrating Bucky Pizzarelli's 85th Birthday (Jan. 8-10, 2011; John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey are artistic directors); On a Clear Day: The Musical Vision of Burton Lane (Feb. 12-14, 2011;  David Loud is artistic director); Stage Door Canteen: Broadway Responds to WWII (March 12-14, 2011; Ted Chapin is artistic director); and The Crowds at El Morocco: The Heyday Of the New York Nightclubs (April 30-May 2, 2011; Deborah Grace Winer is artistic director).

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