The composer-lyricist plays the famed venue March 14 at 7 PM and March 16-18 at 7 PM. Concertgoers can expect to hear brand-new material as well as songs from The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Parade, 13 and the album "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes." In a mass e-mail, Brown said, "Anika's going to be singing a whole bunch of songs, some brand new, some way old, and she will be accompanied not just by the usual Caucasian Rhythm Kings, but by the Brand New Caucasian Horns in their concert debut! That stage is going to be crowded, y'all."
Rose won her Tony Award for her performance in Caroline, or Change. She also co-starred in the "Dreamgirls" film and can be seen in HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency." Rose was also the voice for the lead character in the animated motion picture "The Princess and the Frog."
Brown won a Tony Award for his score to Parade.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $30 or $40 cover charge plus a $10 food/drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.