Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert

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Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook returns to the elegant Allen Room in January for its fourteenth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. Closing out Week One of the series was composer William Finn (Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), along with guest vocalists, performing a song cycle inspired by the poetry of William Blake. BroadwayWorld was there for the concert, and we bring you full photo coverage from the event below!

All American Songbook shows are presented in the spectacular Allen Room, located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center on Broadway at 60th Street. The Allen Room possesses one of New York's greatest settings – a stunning vista of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline that provides an evocative backdrop for the performers.

TICKETS can be purchased online at Lincoln Center's website www.AmericanSongbook.org, via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, at the Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall Box Office, or at the Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Office.

William Finn's enormously popular Broadway musicals – Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – along with his numerous works Off Broadway including A New Brain, Elegies, and Romance in Hard Times mine his life experiences of being gay and Jewish to usually hilarious, often tender effect. His newest project is a Broadway-bound musical of the movie Little Miss Sunshine. Finn will be joined by favorite vocalists and they'll bring to The Allen Room a song cycle inspired by the poetry of William Blake focusing on family, belonging, love, loss, and healing – the stuff of the great American Songbook.

Since it was launched in 1998, American Songbook has been dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary achievements of the popular American songwriter from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. Spanning all styles and genres from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to the eclecticism of today's songwriters working in pop, cabaret, rock, folk and country, American Songbook traces the history and charts the course of the American song from its past and current forms to its future direction.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
William Finn

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Allen Room LincolnCenter

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Michael Winther

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Megan Lawrence

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Megan Lawrence & Sally Wilfert

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Sally Wilfret

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Lee Zarrett

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Sebastian Arcelus, Sally Wilfret, William Finn

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
William Finn

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Sebastian Arcelus, Salley Wilfret, William Finn

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
William Finn & Deborah Abramson

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
William Finn & Deborah Abramson

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Sebastian Arcelus, Lee Zarrett, Darius de Haas

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Ann Harada

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
William Finn & Deborah Abramson

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Lee Zarrett, Sebastian Arcelus, Michael Winther

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
William Finn

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Deborah Abramson & William Finn

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Megan Lawrence

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
The Cast

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
EDa Sorokoff& William Finn

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Vadim Feichtner & Ann Harada

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Jamie deRoy & Michael Winther

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Megan Lawrence

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Sally Wilfert

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Michael Winther & Ron Abel

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
The Allen Room

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
Lincoln Center

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Harada, et al. Perform at William Finn's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.