By Adam Hetrick
08 Oct 2012
The evening promises performances and recollections by Murney (Wicked, Closer Than Ever), lyricist Zippel (City of Angels), Malcolm Gets (Story of My Life), Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains), Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid), Tony-winning composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel), Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight), Tony-winning Newsies lyricist Jack Feldman, Tony-nominated Sister Act and Leap of Faith lyricist Glenn Slater, Ron Raines (Follies), Scott Coulter, Lisa Livesay (Wicked), Klea Blackhurst and Jason Graae.
The music director/pianist is Beth Ertz, who will be joined by John Miller on bass.
Menken's Academy Award-winning compositions include "Under the Sea" from Disney's "The Little Mermaid," "A Whole New World" from "Aladdin," the title song from "Beauty and the Beast" and "Colors of the Wind" from "Pocahontas." His screen musicals also include "Newsies," "Hercules," "Enchanted" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which was later adapted for the stage.
For tickets phone (718) 398-4675. The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South.