Lincoln Center to Welcome Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia in AMERICAN SONGBOOK IN THE PENTHOUSE, 3/29-30
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.
Artists who have appeared on the American Songbook series include Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Keren Ann, Kate Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Andy Bey, Stephanie Blythe, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonatha Brooke, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Liz Callaway, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Neko Case, Rosanne Cash, Michael Cerveris, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Cincotti, Victoria Clark, Barbara Cook, Eric Comstock, Gavin Creel, Rodney Crowell, Alan Cumming, Michael Daves, Dean & Britta, Mos Def, Dirty Projectors, John Doe, Christine Ebersole, Kurt Elling, Raúl Esparza, Marianne Faithfull, Sutton Foster, The Fountains of Wayne, Bebel Gilberto, Mary Cleere Haran, Darius de Haas, Joe Henry, Fred Hersch, Jane Krakowski, Leslie Kritzer, Judy Kuhn, LaChanze, k.d. lang, Bettye LaVette, Amos Lee, Patti Loveless, The Low Anthem, Rebecca Luker, Patti LuPone, Nellie McKay, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Del McCoury, Audra McDonald, Lori McKenna, Nellie McKay, Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jane Monheit, Thurston Moore, Megan Mullally, Alexi Murdoch, Kelli O'Hara, Joan Osborne, Ozomatli, Tonya Pinkins, John Pizzarelli, Martha Plimpton, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Steve Ross, Stephin Merritt with The Magnetic Fields, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nico Muhly, Stephen Oremus, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Anika Noni Rose, Jimmy Scott, Patti Smith, Todd Snider, JD Souther, Sufjan Stevens, Stew, Billy Stritch, Elaine Stritch, St. Vincent, Paulo Szot, They Might Be Giants, Chris Thile, tUnE-yArDs, Leslie Uggams, Suzanne Vega, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Deborah Voigt, Lillias White, Dar Williams, Shara Worden, Lizz Wright, David Yazbek and John Lloyd Young. The series has also presented concerts highlighting the music of composers and lyricists such as Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Harold Arlen, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Leonard Bernstein, Jason Robert Brown, William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein, John Bucchino, William Finn, Michael Friedman, Gabriel Kahane, Michael John LaChiusa, Cy Coleman, George and Ira Gershwin, Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez, Lance Horne, Frank Loesser, Alan Menken, Cole Porter, Andy Razaf, Richard Rodgers, Arthur Schwartz, Duncan Sheik, Stephen Sondheim, Billy Strayhorn, Charles Strouse, Jule Styne, Jeanine Tesori, Jimmy Van Heusen, and David Zippel.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Dialogue, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a $1.2 billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012.