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 kick off the 2013 season. Rob Fisher is the artistic director of the concert, which will be held Jan. 12-14.
Following W.S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired, Billy Stritch (42nd Streer) will serve as the artistic director of Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, which spans Lee's six-decade career, Feb. 23-25.
Also offered in the Lyrics & Lyricists series are Taking a Chance on Love: The Music of Vernon Duke, under the direction of David Loud (April 6-8); The Song is You: Jerome Kern Coast to Coast, helmed by Winer (May 4-6); and 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).
Concerts in the series will be held at the Kaufmann Concert Hall. Casting will be announced at a later date.