New York Festival of Song Continues AFTER HOURS Series with A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! Today
NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG continues its new series NYFOS AFTER HOURS with "A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!" Yuletide Classics by Jewish Songwriters today, Dec. 16.
From HENRY's Restaurant Owner Henry Rinehart:
"Goyishe Christmas is hands-down the best holiday show in town. Great songs performed by wonderful musicians to an adoring holiday crowd. In the warm atmosphere of Henry's Restaurant, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' and 'Winter Wonderland' come to new life in off-the-walls interpretations. An ecumenical tradition now in its fourth season, A Goyishe Christmas to You is a smorgasbord of New York's finest voices, live and unplugged under the musical direction of Steve Blier."
New York Festival Of Song-the group whose performances "feel like dream dinner parties-the kind where a group of fascinating strangers come together to have wonderfully unexpected conversations" (Opera America)-continues its opening season of NYFOS After Hours cabaret concerts at HENRY's Restaurant with a NYFOS holiday classic: A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! on Monday, December 16 at 10:00pm.
The program-devised and premiered by Steven Blier at HENRY's in 2010, where it provoked a delirium of excitement-consists of Yuletide songs entirely written by Jewish composers, from classic to comic. From Frank Loesser's "Baby It's Cold Outside" to Adolphe Adam's "Oh Holy Night," Jay Livingston and Ray Evans' "Silver Bells" to Walter Kent's "I'll Be Home For Christmas," the popular Yuletide songbook is packed with countless contributions by Jewish songwriters on behalf of their goyishe counterparts.
Now in its fourth incarnation, a stunning caliber of artists including much of the original cast returns to join NYFOS Artistic Director and pianist Steven Blier for the intimate and playful occasion, including Broadway veteran and two-time Tony award winner Judy Kaye; soprano and comic actress Lauren Worsham, who is currently making her Broadway debut in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; the gifted baritones John Brancy and Joshua Jeremiah; cantor Joshua Breitzer; and clarinetist Alan Kay providing a touch of Klezmer authenticity.
Cover is $10 and reservations are required: 212-866-0600.
Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar.