Ebersole, Harris, Arnaz, Anderson and Newman Join Birdland Line-Up

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A host of theatre favorites will be part of the weekly Broadway at Birdland series, which presents theatre performers and songwriters at the famed Manhattan jazz club.

The fall season, as previously announced, will kick off Sept. 3 and 4 with Tony Award winner Linda Lavin, who will offer "Songs and Confessions of a Former Waitress" at 7 PM.

Lavin, who is perhaps best known for her award-winning stint on TV's "Alice," will be backed by Billy Stritch on piano, Steve Doyle on bass and John Brown on drums. The singing actress, according to press notes, will recall "her roots in the theatre (originating Sondheim's 'The Boy From...' in The Mad Show) and her early cabaret trials and tribulations in some less-than-glamorous boites." Cabaretgoers can expect to hear tunes by the Gershwins, Maltby & Shire, Dave Frishberg and Trisha Yearwood.

The remainder of the 2007 line-up follows:

Sept. 10: I Feel Good: Broadway Celebrates the Music of James Brown
Sept. 16: Amanda Green
Sept. 17: Kate Shindle with Michael John LaChiusa
Sept. 23: Nancy Anderson
Sept. 30: Donna Lynne Champlin
Oct. 1: Larry O'Keefe
Oct. 7: Sam Davis
Oct. 8: Jeffry Denman
Oct. 14 and 15: Klea Blackhurst
Oct. 21 and 22: Jason Graae
Oct. 28: Nancy Anderson
Oct. 29: Jeremy Shoenfeld
Nov. 4 and 5: Sam Harris
Nov. 18 and 19: Lucie Arnaz
Nov. 25: Nancy Anderson
Nov. 26: Mo Rocca
Dec. 3: The Broadway Boys
Dec. 5-8: Christine Ebersole
Jan. 21, 2008: Phyllis Newman

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.

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