Ahrens and Flaherty Concert to Feature McDonald, Mitchell, Gets, Martin and More

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Make Them Hear You! is the title of the April 4 concert saluting the works of Ragtime's Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Part of the "Broadway Close Up" series, the 8 PM concert at Merkin Concert Hall is scheduled to include performances by Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Andrea Martin as well as Malcolm Gets, Janet Metz, Kecia Lewis, Sean McCourt, Kenita Miller and Steven Pasquale. Hosted by Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, the concert will offer an in-depth look at the works of the songwriting team, who will also be on hand. The duo's theatre scores include Dessa Rose, Ragtime, Once On This Island, My Favorite Year, A Man of No Importance and the animated film musical "Anastasia."

The "Broadway Close Up" series will continue May 2 with Ensembles in the Spotlight. Hosted by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, the concert will focus on Broadway's show-stopping trios, quartets and other ensembles. Audiences can expect to hear tunes from West Side Story, Les Misérables and Dear World.

The concert season concludes June 6 with Bound for Broadway V, an evening of songs from and interviews with the writers of developing shows. Miss Saigon and Cats star Liz Callaway will be the concert's host.

Tickets for each concert are priced at $30, and a three-concert subscription is $70. Call (212) 501-3330 or visit www.kaufman-center.org. All concerts will be held at the Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street.

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