"Writers in Performance" Series Examines Kurt Weill March 28

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The 35th season of the Manhattan Theatre Club's "Writers in Performance" series continues March 28 with a tribute to the late Kurt Weill.

Weill, who composed the scores for Lady in the Dark, One Touch of Venus, The Threepenny Opera and Street Scene, will be celebrated at 8 PM at MTC's Stage 1. The evening will showcase the new tome "Kurt Weill: A Life in Pictures and Documents" and will feature interviews with co-authors David Farneth, Elmar Juchem and Dave Stein.

"Kurt Weill: A Life in Pictures and Documents," according to press notes, "highlights the composer through rare photographs and Weill's own words, ranging from his youthful years in Germany through his legendary relationships with Bertolt Brecht and Lotte Lenya to later experiments with the 'concept musical' on the American stage." Among Weill's most famous songs are "Mack the Knife," "Alabama Song," "Speak Low," "September Song" and "Lost in the Stars."

MTC's Stage I is located at 131 West 55th Street. Tickets, priced $17.50, are available by calling (212) 399-3030. Tickets for the entire series are priced $75.

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The "Writers in Performance" series is "dedicated to melding fiction, non fiction and poetry with the stage in creative and provocative ways."

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