Rae and Fasano to Appear at Barnes & Noble

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The veteran actress Charlotte Rae and cabaret singer Barbara Fasano will be the first guests of the new Any Wednesday series at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle.

Fasano begins the series on Feb. 7, performing songs from her recent album "Written in the Stars," a tribute to the music of Harold Arlen.

On Feb. 21, Rae will perform songs from her album "Songs I Taught My Mother," which includes works by Marc Blitzstein, Vernon Duke, Sheldon Harnick, Odgen Nash, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The 1955 album was only recently released on CD.

Rae, known for her late-career work as Mrs. Garrett on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life," was a nightclub attraction in the 1950s and starred as Mrs. Peachum in the famed 1954 Off-Broadway production of Threepenny Opera and as Mammy Yokum in Li'l Abner on Broadway.

She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Pickwick (1965) and as Best Actress in a Play for Morning, Noon and Night (1968). Her most recent New York appearance was in the 2006 Encores! production of 70, Girls, 70.

Fasano is a cabaret veteran whose past acts include "I Had a Love Once: Arlen Songs." The Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle is located at Broadway and 66th Street.

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