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News Arnaz, Sherman, Fisher, Sperling and Kimball Are Artistic Directors of 2010 Lyrics & Lyricists Season The 40th anniversary season of 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Season, which kicks off Nov. 18 with a one-night-only tribute to Johnny Mercer, has been announced.
Lucie Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz

Deborah Grace Winer will return for her second season as artistic director; guest artistic directors will include Lucie Arnaz, Daryl Sherman, Rob Fisher, Ted Sperling and Robert Kimball.

Season details follow:

Nov. 18
I Remember You: A Lyrics and Lyricists Centennial Tribute to Johnny Mercer
Robert Kimball, Deborah Grace Winer, co-artistic directors
This special tribute takes place on what would have been Johnny Mercer's actual 100th birthday.

Jan. 9-11, 2010
Babalu: The American Songbook Goes Latin — with the Music of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
Lucie Arnaz, artistic director, host, vocals
"South-of-the-border rhythms captivated songwriters from Irving Berlin to Cole Porter and beyond. Lucie Arnaz celebrates the 'Latin invasion' of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s through her father's original big band arrangements. They have been stored in the Library of Congress for decades, but they will re-emerge this January, when she brings them to the 92Y stage."

Feb. 21-23, 2010
Misty: Johnny Burke After Hours
Daryl Sherman, artistic director, host, piano, vocals
"Jazz singer/pianist Daryl Sherman offers an intimate, saloon-style tribute to Johnny Burke." March 21-23, 2010
Fred and Ginger in So Many Words: The Astaire-Rogers Songbook
Deborah Grace Winer, artistic Director, host
"Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, George Gershwin and many others wrote songs for the movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Deborah Grace Winer salutes this lasting legacy to the American Songbook."

May 8-10, 2010
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park: The Art of the Satiric Comedy Song
Rob Fisher, artistic director
Sheldon Harnick, host
"Rob Fisher heads up a witty, wicked salute to Tom Lehrer and the lineage of lyricists—from W.S. Gilbert and E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg to Sheldon Harnick and Stephen Sondheim—who savor and serve up the follies of our imperfect world."

June 5-7, 2010
In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening: The Stardust of Hoagy Carmichael
Ted Sperling, artistic director, host
"Jazzman Hoagy Carmichael gave us some of America’s most-recorded songs. In L&L's first-ever Carmichael show, Ted Sperling takes us back to the jazz clubs, movies and radio waves where hits like 'Stardust,' 'Georgia on My Mind' and 'Lazy River' were first heard from coast to coast."

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Subscriptions for the season go on sale July 13. Individual tickets for all performances go on sale Aug. 13. Call (212) 415-5500 or go to for more information.

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