By Andrew Gans
23 Jun 2014
Entitled It Might As Well Be Spring! A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting, the 7 PM performance is co-hosted by KT Sullivan (artistic director of The Foundation) and Debbi Whiting, daughter of Ms. Whiting and honky-tonk and jazz pianist/arranger/record producer Lou Busch (also known as Joe "Fingers" Carr).
Performers include Carole J. Bufford, Jim Caruso, Eric Comstock, Mary Foster Conklin, Baby Jane Dexter, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Fasano, Lauren Fox, John Fricke, Eric Yves Garcia, Terese Genecco, Wayne Hosford, Heather MacRae, Marilyn Maye, Tanya Moberly, Marissa Mulder, Karen Oberlin, Shaynee Rainbolt, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan, Debbi Whiting and Carol Woods.
The evening features more than two dozen songs, including "Moonlight in Vermont," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "My Ideal," "That Old Black Magic," "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Blues in the Night" as well as remembrances of Ms. Whiting's life and career. Her long-time accompanist Tex Arnold serves as musical director.
Patron tickets are available at $150 and include preferred seating and a post-performance cocktail reception; contact The Mabel Mercer Foundation at (212) 980-3026. General seating tickets are priced at $75, $50, $25 and $15 (seniors/students/MAC discount) and can be obtained by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall box office.