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Faith Prince, Kathleen Marshall, Rob McClure & More Set for 92Y's 2014 Lyrics & Lyricists Season

92Y announces casting for the 2014 season of Lyrics & Lyricists. Faith Prince, Rob McClure, Christiane Noll and Rachel York are among the performers from the worlds of Broadway, jazz and cabaret presenting a panoramic journey through the American Songbook via Broadway, Hollywood and Second Avenue. L&L's shows this season explore MGM Musicals, tunes that swept away the Great Depression, an insider's look at Rodgers & Hammerstein, iconic funny girl Fanny Brice and the glorious songs salvaged from Flop Shows. The season is curated by series artistic director Deborah Grace Winer and a line-up of guest artistic directors that includes three Tony Award winners-director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall (in her L&L debut); music director Ted Sperling; and lyricist David Zippel- musical theater historian Robert Kimball, and Rodgers & Hammerstein oracle Ted Chapin.

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 start at $225. Individual tickets start at $52; 92Y also offers an "under-35" ticket price for all performances, with $25 individual tickets and $100 season subscriptions.

Lyrics & Lyricists is produced by the 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts under Director Hanna Arie-Gaifman.

Lyrics & Lyricists: 2014 Season
January 11, 12, 13
GOING HOLLYWOOD: MGM MUSICALS
Kathleen Marshall, Artistic Director, Stage Director, Choreographer, Writer & Host
David Chase, Music Director
Cast: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Rob McClure, Megan Sikora, Rachel York (additional artists TBA)

Want a great night on the town? How about a singing, dancing, Technicolor celebration of the silver screen's greatest musicals? Melodic nuggets from unforgettable movies, like The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis and Gigi, created exclusively for 92Y by three-time Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall. We promise you'll go home singin', even if it isn't in the rain.

February 22, 23, 24
SWEEPIN' THE CLOUDS AWAY: BOOM, BUST AND HIGH SPIRITS

Robert Kimball, Artistic Director, Writer & Host
Featuring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Vince Giordano, Co-Music Director
Peter Yarin, Co-Music Director & Piano
David Garrison, Stage Director
Cast: Christine Andreas, Erin Dilly, Jason Graae, Karen Ziemba (additional artists TBA)

The Gershwins, Porter, Ellington, Eubie Blake-these and other star songwriters created the best toe-tapping, mood-busting, uplifting music ever written-in the heart of the Great Depression, just when people needed it most. Put on your happy feet and come listen, as noted theater historian Robert Kimball and the smoking vintage jazz of Vince Giordiano and the Nighthawks shake our collective blues away.

April 5, 6, 7
GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Ted Chapin, Artistic Director & Host
Andy Einhorn, Music Director
Cast: Rebecca Luker (additional cast TBA)

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hitmakers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares secrets and surprises gleaned from his years with the families of these great men, the first time the team has been the subject an L&L show. Come peek inside this legendary partnership-you're truly in for some enchanted evening!

May 3, 4, 5
ZIEGFELD GIRL: THE MANY FACES OF Fanny Brice

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director, Stage Director, Writer & Host
Jeffrey Klitz, Music Director & Piano
Cast: Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince, Clarke Thorell

Funny girl, singular talent and American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. Ted Sperling, the music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific, pays tribute to Fanny with a night of songs she put on the Broadway map-classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as ones she inspired in Funny Girl. So, why'd you rather be blue? Come join us!

May 31, June 1, 2
PANNING FOR GOLD: GREAT SONGS FROM FLOP SHOWS

David Zippel, Artistic Director, Co-Stage Director, Writer & Host
Brad Haak, Music Director & Piano
Lorin Latarro, Choreographer & Co-Stage Director
Cast: Brent Barrett, Christiane Noll (additional artists TBA)

Sometimes a truly great song finds itself in the midst of an unsuccessful show. The not-so-hot Very Warm for May gave us the unforgettable "All the Things You Are"; the timeless "Here's That Rainy Day" came out of the less-than-sunny Carnival in Flanders. Tony Award-winning lyricist David Zippel (City of Angels, Disney's Hercules) picks and polishes these hidden gems in a show that's perfect for the Broadway buff.


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