The Library of Congress Announces a 2014-15 Performance Season Beyond Labels

The 2014-15 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress wil bring performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge - in a lineup that will include Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder), Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and David Yazbeck (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

According to the Library of Congress' website, "the library’s 89th concert season celebrates American performers and music."

A partial lineup follows. For a full listing and more information, including exact event times, visit


Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, and David Yazbek
Oct. 17

"Three of Broadway’s hottest musical creators perform their own music; presented in association with Songs of America." *

Lecture from Warren Hoffman
Oct. 10

"Program director, Hoffman, producer, theater critic and playwright, discusses the role of race in American musical theater. Presented in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom." Presented in association with Songs of America and the Library of Congress Daniel A.P. Murray African American Culture Association No tickets required."


Presentation from Multidisciplinary Artist, Stew
Oct. 23

"In a special appearance, Stew discusses his career as a playwright, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Adrien-Alice Hansel, The Studio Theatre DC's literary director, also talks with Stew about the song lyric as poem and as a dramatic text and takes a look at some interesting recent projects, including his song cycle Brooklyn Omnibus, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and a new show written for the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Family Album. Presented in association with The Studio Theatre, Songs of America and the Library of Congress Daniel A.P. Murray African American Culture Association."