The master himself, at age 86, will appear as a special guest to share memories and sing several songs.
The actress played one of the major soprano roles of musical theatre, Amalia in Harnick and Jerry Bock's She Loves Me, in Boston and Williamstown, MA, and fell in love with the humanity of Harnick's work. (She also appeared in a college production of Harnick and Joe Raposo's A Wonderful Life, at Harnick's alma mater, Northwestern Unversity.)
At She Loves Him, expect familiar favorites from Harnick's big hits Fiddler On the Roof, She Loves Me and Fiorello!, plus rarely-heard selections from his early Off-Broadway career, film scores and unproduced musicals. ("The Boston Beguine" specialty will be introduced to a new generation.) Scott Cady is music directing. Piano, bass and woodwind are part of the mix. Read Playbill.com's recent feature on Harnick, in which he shares his thoughts about his colleagues, the form and the state of musical theatre.
While she was still rehearsing She Loves Him, Baldwin slipped a partial songlist (subject to change) to Playbill.com. In addition to other songs, the performance is expected to include:
"The Shape of Things"
From The Littlest Revue
Music: Harnick "The Boston Beguine"
From New Faces of 1952
"When Did I Fall in Love"
Music: Jerry Bock
"She [He] Loves Me"
From She Loves Me
"You're Going Far"
From the film "The Heartbreak Kid"
Music: Cy Coleman
"Will He Like Me?"
From She Loves Me
From The Apple Tree
Medley: "Matchmaker"/"Far From the Home I Love"
From Fiddler on the Roof
Solo: Sheldon: "If I Were a Rich Man"
"I Couldn't Be With Anyone But You"
From A Wonderful Life
Music: Joe Raposo
All shows take place at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in Manhattan). She Loves Him plays Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 PM; and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM and 10:30 PM. All shows have a $40 cover with $60 premium seats available both with a $25 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required.
For ticket reservations and club information, call (212) 339-4095 or visit online at Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.