Mary Bridget Davies, Melissa Manchester, Karen Akers and More to Celebrate Mike Stoller at 92Y
By Adam Hetrick
A Night With Janis Joplin star Mary Bridget Davies will join Karen Akers, Tommy Tune, Melissa Manchester and Billy Stritch to pay tribute to songwriter Mike Stoller Dec. 9 at the 92nd Street Y.
Presented as part of the Lyrics & Lyricists series, the evening celebrates Stoller's 80th birthday and will also pay tribute to his late collaborator, Jerry Leiber.
Paul Shaffer will host the 7:30 PM event that is directed and written by Randy Johnson (A Night With Janis Joplin). Artists also confirmed include The Coasters, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino, Sally Kellerman, Bettye LaVette and Steve Tyrell. Stoller is also planning to be in attendance for the celebration.
Leiber and Stoller, whose music was featured in Smokey Joe's Café, penned such songs as "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Poison Ivy," "Yakety Yak," "Kansas City," "Ruby Baby," "Love Potion #9" and "Stand By Me."
For tickets, phone (212) 415-5500, or visit 92Y.org/Lyrics.
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