Lyrics & Lyricists Season to Feature Karen Ziemba, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jason Danieley and James Naughton
By Adam Hetrick
Heidi Blickenstaff, Jason Danieley, Rebecca Luker, Barbara Carroll and James Naughton will be part of the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists concert series, which will celebrate Gilbert and Sullivan, Jerome Kern and more.
The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W.S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired, hosted by Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), will feature Jason Danieley (Next to Normal, Candide) and David Garrison (Titanic, Wicked). Rob Fisher is the artistic director of the concert, which will be held Jan. 12-14, 2013.
Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee will feature La Tanya Hall (Dreamgirls), Gabrielle Stravelli, cabaret veteran Marilyn Maye and concert artistic director Billy Stritch. It will take place Feb. 23-25, 2013.
Taking a Chance on Love: The Music of Vernon Duke, under the direction of David Loud, will be presented April 6-8, 2013, and will include Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], The Addams Family) and Rebecca Luker (Nine, The Secret Garden).
The Song is You: Jerome Kern Coast to Coast, directed by Deborah Grace Winer on May 4-6, 2013, will include Karrin Allyson, Debby Boone (Seven Brides...), Jeffry Denman (The Producers), Jay Leonhart, James Naughton (Chicago), Paula West, Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains) and Barbara Carroll.
Casting has not been announced for the final presentation, Brush Up Your Shakespeare: The Bard and the Broadway Musical with Mark Lamos as artistic director and Wayne Barker as musical director, June 1-3, 2013.
Concerts in the series will be held at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.
For more information and tickets, visit 92y.org/Lyrics.
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