04 Dec 2012
Anything Goes: Karen Akers Sings Cole Porter launches the Winter Rhythms 2012 festival of music, which begins Dec. 4 at Urban Stages.
The 7 PM benefit performance promises a tribute to the musical world of Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate writer Porter. Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) is joined by musical director Don Rebic.
A dinner at Seven Restaurant follows the performance. Tickets for the special event are $125.
Winter Rhythms 2012 programming also includes Peter Napolitano's Songs From a Wedding, a Penthouse and a Pinocchio, featuring Robert Cuccioli Janice Hall, Marcie Henderson, Julie Reyburn, Susan Winter, Carole J. Bufford, Miles Phillips, Mick Bleyer and more on Dec. 5; Julie Reyburn's Winter Songs on Dec. 7; Carole Demas and Paula Janis on Dec. 8; Adriane Lennox and Andrea Frierson with The Barry Levitt Trio on Dec. 11; Smile on My Face: The Songs of Richard Eisenberg with Erin Cronican, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman and Adam Shapiro on Dec. 13; and the closing night gala From All of Us To All of You: Seasonal Songs and Disney, Too! on Dec. 15.
Urban Stages is located at 259 W. 30th Street. Visit Smarttix.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.