Winter Season at Birdland to Feature Ebersole, Stritch, Mason, Ripley and Avenue Q Folk

News   Winter Season at Birdland to Feature Ebersole, Stritch, Mason, Ripley and Avenue Q Folk
A host of theatre favorites will be part of a new series of Monday-night concerts at the famed Manhattan jazz club, Birdland.

Titled The Winter Season, the two-month series produced by Jim Caruso kicks off Nov. 8 and 15 with Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch. The twosome will celebrate the release of their new CD, "In Your Dreams" (Ghostlight Records), a studio re-creation of the show they debuted last season at Feinstein's at the Regency. Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Fine and Dandy," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "My Ship," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" and "There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York." Show time is 7 PM. The Winter Season continues with former Side Show star Alice Ripley Nov. 22. The Tony-winning Avenue Q composers — Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez — will offer their first public appearance together Nov. 29. Cabaret favorite Karen Mason, most recently on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, will head to Birdland Dec. 13, and Avenue Q Tony nominee John Tartaglia will celebrate the holiday season Dec. 20 with an all-new show. The winter season concludes Dec. 27 with composer Georgia Stitt and a star-studded cast to be announced shortly.

Birdland will also feature upcoming concerts with Stephanie J. Block, Max von Essen, Natalie Douglas, Peter Eldridge, composers Amanda Green and Tom Kitt and Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. Stay tuned for details.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. For Ebersole and Stritch's concerts, there is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 580-3080 for reservations.

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