Pamela Hunt is the producing director for the series, which kicks off March 3 with In All Kander . . .And Ebb — The Music of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Howard Kissel will host the 7 PM concert featuring the talents of Paul Schoeffler, Lynne Wintersteller, Nancy Anderson and Matt Cavenaugh. Audiences can expect to hear tunes from such Kander and Ebb works as Cabaret, Curtains and Chicago; Hunt directs.
On March 10 the songs of Noel Coward will be heard in an evening titled The Master, Sir Noel, Songs from Selected Works — The Works of Noel Coward. Directed by Simon Jones, the 7 PM concert will feature performances by Steve Ross, Nancy Anderson and KT Sullivan. The evening will also celebrate the recently published "The Letters of Noel Coward."
Lee Roy Reams will direct the March 17 concert, which is titled Hello Jerry! — The Works of Jerry Herman. James Followell will be the musical director for the 7 PM concert, which will feature performances by Reams and Mamma Mia!'s Karen Mason. The duo will offer tunes from such Herman musicals as Hello, Dolly!; Mame; and La Cage aux Folles.
The season will conclude March 31 with the benefit gala Fantasia for Sondheim. The evening begins at 6:30 PM with a reception followed by the 7:30 PM concert, which will be hosted by Tony and Emmy winner Elaine Stritch. Sam Davis will be the musical director for the evening, which will also feature performances by Judy Blazer, Bob Cuccioli and Jonathan Rayson. Pamela Hunt directs.
The American Musicals Project is a "creative educational curriculum that promotes the study of history and English through musical theater to seventh and eighth grade students." The New-York Historical Society is located in Manhattan at 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street). For tickets call (212) 873-3400, ext. 305. For more information visit www.nyhistory.org or www.americanmusicalsproject.org.