Baldwin, Earley, Gravitte, Gurwin and White Sing Zippel Songs Feb. 21-23 at the 92nd Street Y

News   Baldwin, Earley, Gravitte, Gurwin and White Sing Zippel Songs Feb. 21-23 at the 92nd Street Y
It Started With a Dream: David Zippel — Lyrics He Wrote, Lyrics He Wishes He Wrote, part of the 92nd Street Y's acclaimed Lyrics & Lyricists series, begins performances at the Manhattan venue Feb. 21.
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte

Show times are Feb. 21 at 8 PM, Feb. 22 at 3 and 8 PM and Feb. 23 at 2 and 8 PM. Ticket prices range $50-$60, and $25 tickets for those under the age of 35 are available for Saturday and Sunday evening shows. The 92nd Street Y is also offering a special promotion for the Feb. 22 and 23 shows: those who bring a Playbill or a theatre ticket stub (for Broadway, Off-Broadway shows) can get 50 percent off the ticket price at the box office.

Zippel, who is artistic director, also hosts the evenings, which feature musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. The starry list of vocalists includes Broadway actors Kate Baldwin, Kevin Earley, Tony winner Debbie Gravitte, Danny Gurwin and Tony winner Lillias White.

In the concerts, press notes state, "Tony Award-winning, Oscar-nominated lyricist of City of Angels and Disney's animated 'Hercules' and 'Mulan,' presents highlights from his own scores and shares his inspirations and personal favorites from the American Songbook."

The first half of the evening will feature such Zippel songs as "All Girl Band," "Camel's Blues," "Cold Hard Cash," "Gotta Go West," "Double Talk," "With Every Breath I Take," "You're Nothing Without Me" and "My Rules"/"You're Living on an Elliot Garfield Grant." The second half will feature Zippel favorites "The Best Is Yet to Come," "Dear Friend," "A Wonderful Guy," "A Case of You," "Not a Day Goes By," "Some Other Time," "This Is the Time" and two versions of "New York, New York," among others.

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The Lyrics & Lyricists series will continue with the following shows:

Sunny Side Up: Roaring Through the Twenties with DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, April 4-6
Robert Kimball, artistic director
Joseph Thalken, Vince Giordano, co-music directors
Randy Skinner, stage director and choreographer
Featuring Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, with Nancy Anderson, vocals; Jeffry Denman, vocals and dancer; Jason Graae, vocals; Randy Graff, vocals; Meredith Patterson, vocals & dancer

The Man That Got Away: Ira After George, May 9-11
Rex Reed, artistic director, host
Tedd Firth, music director
Caitlin Carter, stage director
Lucie Arnaz, vocals; Polly Bergen, vocals; Kurt Reichenbach, vocals; Tom Wopat, vocals

Sunday in New York: Mel Torme in Words and Music, June 6-8
Billy Stritch, artistic director, vocals, piano
Mark Waldrop, stage director
Marilyn Maye, vocals; additional artists to be announced

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