The music of Henry Krieger, the two-time Tony-nominated composer of Dreamgirls and Side Show, will be featured in the Kaufman Center's Broadway Close Up series Oct. 22 at Merkin Concert Hall.
At the 7:30 PM concert, hosted by Sean Hartley, Krieger will share anecdotes about working with director Michael Bennett and writing material for Tony-winning performers like Jennifer Holiday and Alice Ripley.
Audiences will also get a first look at Krieger's new show, which is being written for one of Broadway's legendary leading ladies.
Audiences can expect to hear "Love You I Do" (lyrics by Siedah Garrett); "I Wonder What They're Up To Now?" (lyrics by Bill Russell); a medley from Dreamgirls (lyrics by Tom Eyen); "Here Is The Heart" (lyrics by Eyen); "Make It Work For You" (lyrics by Eyen); "Escape" (lyrics by Russell); " Kept" (lyrics by Russell); "Average, Simple, Mega Superstar" (lyrics by Russell); a medley from Side Show (lyrics by Russell); "Listen" (lyrics by Scott Cutler and Anne Preven); "Beauty" (lyrics by John Patrick Shanley); "There's A Light in the Sky" (lyrics by David Yazbek); and "And I Am Telling You" (lyrics by Eyen).
Merkin Concert Hall is located at 129 W. 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue). For more information and tickets, call (212) 501-3330 or visit Kaufman-Center.org/MCH.
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