Hear Exclusive Clips From SONGS YOU DON'T KNOW BY WRITERS YOU LOVE at Don't Tell Mama
"Songs You Don't Know..." had an outstanding opening performance Saturday, November 10, at Don't Tell Mama. "The response was so welcome, after working alone with the band for so long. Hearing the laughs for that Johnny Mercer song with five verses was definitely a relief" said writer and actor Mischa Kischkum (Comedy Central Television; NBC; Cannes Festival).
"Songs You Don't Know By Writers You Love" has lesser-known songs from famous writers, set into unique musical arrangements by Kischkum, who also plays several instruments in the show. He and the five-piece band plays pop, jazz, rock, country, and show tunes with ease.
Without giving away too many surprises, this new comedic musical review includes a song cut from "Hello Dolly!", alternate lyrics to The Rainbow Connection, and a top-ten hit for Marvin Hamlisch that Leslie Gore sang on Batman.
- BroadwayWorld has an exclusive audio clip (50 seconds) from the show which highlights its variety and creativity ". . . Writers You Love" Clips
Performances of "Mischa Kischkum is OFF THE CHARTS (Songs You Don't Know By Writers You Love)" are planned for Monday December 3rd at 7pm, and Thursday December 20th at 7pm, with an $18 cover and two drink minimum (cash only) at the legendary Don't Tell Mama on Restaurant Row, 343 W 46th St between 8th/ 9th Ave. The show has Direction by Jason Ellis, is Conducted by Steven Ray Watkins, with Percussion by Don Kelly, Bass by Matt Scharfglass, Backup vocals by Dan Busa and Sandra Lagerstrom, and Arrangements and Musical Direction by Kischkum. Reserve at www.donttellmamanyc.com or call 212.757.0788 after 4:00 pm; $3 discount off the cover charge for card-carrying members of MAC, SAG, AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA, IATSE, 802, AFT, and UFT.