Lea Salonga Goes Back to Before, Beginning May 21 at the Café Carlyle
By Andrew Gans
Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, who will return to Broadway in spring 2014 in the new musical Allegiance, plays the Café Carlyle May 21-June 8.
Salonga's new show, which is titled Back to Before, is described as a "nostalgic repertoire in which she revisits her life as a New Yorker and pays tribute to her favorite ladies—most notably Ella Fitzgerald and her idol, Barbra Streisand," according to press notes. Attendees can also expect interpretations of songs by "resilient female characters in the American musical theatre canon."
The program is directed by Victor Lirio with original arrangements and music direction by Larry Yurman. Salonga is joined by Jeff Harris on piano, John Miller on bass and Jack Cavari on guitar.
Show times are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8:45 PM with additional late shows Saturdays at 10:45 PM.
Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue). There is a $75 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday-Thursday and a $85 music charge ($50 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday.
For additional information visit thecarlyle.com.
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