92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2015 Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' Sondheim & Prince Celebrations and More
92Y announces the line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. Returning artistic directors include David Loud on the legendary Stephen Sondheim/Harold Prince collaboration, Deborah Grace Winer on New York City in song, and the team of Sheldon Harnick (host) and Rob Fisher on Fiddler on the Roof's 50th anniversary. Playwright/actor Charles Busch makes his debut as an L&L artistic director with a show spotlighting the legendary women of Hollywood musicals; a fifth concert will be announced at a later date.
L&L shows are Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 and 7 pm, and Monday at 2 and 7:30 pm. Subscriptions to the five-concert series running from January to June are on sale now, starting at $250. Individual tickets start at $55 and are on sale August 1; 92Y's 35 & Under program also offers access to steeply discounted tickets for all performances at $25; $100 season subscriptions. Please call 212-415-5500 or go to www.92Y.org/Lyrics for more information.
Lyrics & Lyricists: 2015 Season
January 10, 11, 12
A GOOD THING GOING: THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM AND HAROLD PRINCE COLLABORATION
David Loud, Artistic Director and Host
Join 92Y to explore one of the most creative and productive partnerships in Broadway's history. From 1970 to 1981, Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince collaborated on a series of new musicals that would forever redefine what was possible in musical theatre. As composer/lyricist and director, they devised a series of groundbreaking works -Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along- that remain as exciting today as when they first appeared.
March 21, 22, 23
NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY
Deborah Grace Winer, Artistic Director and Host
There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. For decades, songwriters like Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Ellington, Bernstein and Coleman have been fueled by this city's places ("Manhattan", "Lullaby of Broadway") and roller coaster existence ("Sophisticated Lady," "Another Hundred People"). A show for New Yorkers-or anyone who's ever wanted to be one.
They faced down studio heads, gossip columnists and shorter leading men, and they always came back a star! We bring you a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musicals from 1930 to 1960. Each studio had its own style and stars to match: MacDonald, Garland, Powell (Eleanor and Jane), Keeler, Rogers and Grable. Whether an MGM glamour girl or a Warner Bros. gold digger, these musical legends were made to be adored-and still are.
Generations all over the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof. The unforgettable songs, characters and conflicts in Fiddler offer universal insights into family, home, tradition and transformation, as we watch Tevye and his family live, love and ultimately leave the "intimate, obstinate" village of Anatevka. Lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes you inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark, revealing the twists and turns of the creative process he shared with Jerry Bock, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince, and sharing his behind-the-scenes stories of how it became the show and score everyone loves.
Another show for February 7, 8, 9 will be announced at a later date.