Hosted and written by artistic director Phyllis Newman, the concerts feature the talents of Sarah Uriarte Berry, Josh Grisetti, Marcus Lovett, Mary Testa and Zakiya Young with special guest vocalist Leslie Uggams. Carl Andress directs.
Music director Lawrence Yurman leads an all-star band that includes Steven Kenyon, reeds; Jack Cavari, guitar; Dick Sarpola, bass; and Ray Marchica, drums.
In a statement Tony winner Newman said, "I want to give the audience a sense of Adolph and Betty’s wonderful creative energy. They lit up any place they were, as if they were born with built-in spotlights. It’s no wonder they called their own show A Party!"
Phyllis Newman won a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the Jule Styne/Comden & Green musical Subways are for Sleeping and earned a nomination for Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. She received her second Tony Award last year when she was honored as the first recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Award for creating the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative of the Actors Fund in 1996. She has also appeared on Broadway in Bells are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue and Awake and Sing!, among other shows.
Individual tickets range from $67 to $52. There is also a special under-35 ticket price of $25 for the Saturday and Sunday evening shows. For ticket information visit www.92Y.org/Lyrics.