Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA

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Lyrics & Lyricists is now presenting Songs of America: From Stephen Foster to Bob Dylan and Beyond. The show opened last night and BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage below!

Guest artistic director Ted Sperling surveys the full spectrum of songs about America - from buoyant to bellicose - and giving new meaning to the term “traditional American song.” Songs that are likely to land in the show include “Hard Times Come Again No More,” “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” “California Here I Come,” “Rhode Island is Famous for You,” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Joining Sperling are vocalists Lawrence Clayton, Jamie Leonhart, Kecia Lewis-Evans, David Lutken and Clarke Thorell.

L&L shows are Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 and 7 pm, and Monday at 2 and 8 pm. Individual tickets begin at $52. There is also a special under-35 ticket price of $25 for the Saturday and Sunday evening shows.

Long one of 92nd Street Y’s most popular programs, the American Songbook series Lyrics & Lyricists™ was launched in 1970 when longtime Broadway conductor Maurice Levine and lyricist E.Y. “Yip” Harburg (The Wizard of Oz) took to the stage to talk about the then unusual topic of songwriting. Over the years the series has featured every great Broadway and Hollywood lyricist including Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Johnny Mercer, Stephen Sondheim, Dorothy Fields, and Alan Jay Lerner. Since 2004, L&L has featured original programs created by accomplished champions of the repertoire, including John Pizzarelli, Rob Fisher, Sheldon Harnick, Robert Kimball, Rex Reed, Billy Stritch, Lucie Arnaz and Ted Sperling. Each show is designed to celebrate the American Songbook through a blend of narrative and entertainment with a particular focus on lyrics. For more information, visit www.92Y.org/Lyrics.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Songs of America

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Deborah Grace Winer series artistic director

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Ted Sperling - artistic director, writer & host

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Lawrence Claton, Kecia Lewis-Evans,Clarke Thorell, Ted Sperling, David M. Lutken,Jamie Leonhart

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
David M. Lutken

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Jamie Leonhart

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Clarke Thorell

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
David M. Lutken

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Lawrence Clayton

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Jeffrey Klitz music director Clark Thorell, Ted Sperling

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Ted Sperling, David M. Lutken,Clark Thorell

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Jamie Leonhart, Clarke Thorell, Lawrence Clayton,Kecia Lewis-Evans

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
David M. Lutken & Lawrence Clayton

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
David M. Lutken, Clarke Thorell, Jamie Leonhart, Lawrence Clayton, Ted Sperling

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Jamie Leonhart, David M.Lutken, Ted Sperling, Clarke Thorell, Lawrence Clayton

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
Peter Donavan,David M.Lutken, Lawrence Clayton, Antoine Silverman, Warren Odze

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
The Cast

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA
92Y

Photo Coverage: 92Y Presents Lyrics & Lyricists SONGS OF AMERICA

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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.