On Aug. 3 and 4 the award-winning singing actress will take part in Sing My Heart: The Music of Harold Arlen at the Cabaret at Caramoor in Westchester County. The 8:30 PM concerts will celebrate the centennial of the late songwriter; cabaretgoers can expect to hear such Arlen classics as "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Stormy Weather," "I've Got the World on a String" and "Accentuate the Positive." Judy Kaye played the role of Rosie in the Broadway company of Mamma Mia!, a part for which she received a 2002 Tony Award nomination. Kaye won the Tony for her performance as Carlotta in the New York production of The Phantom of the Opera and also received a Theatre World Award for her work in On the Twentieth Century. Kaye also starred on Broadway in Ragtime, and her two solo recordings are titled "Diva by Diva" and "Songs from the Silver Screen."
Harold Arlen, perhaps best known for his score to "The Wizard of Oz," also wrote the music for Broadway's Bloomer Girl, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Jamaica and Saratoga. Some of the composer's many songs include "I've Got the World on a String," "Last Night When We Were Young," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "Blues in the Night," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "My Shining Hour," "What's Good About Goodbye," "If I Only Had a Brain," "Over the Rainbow" and "Stormy Weather."
Tickets, priced $55, are available by calling (914) 232-1252. Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road in Katonah, NY (in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of N.Y.C). Visit www.caramoor.org for more information.