Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland

The acoustics of Birdland, usually employed to perfectly show off the music coming from some of the finest Jazz musicians in the world was also up to the task of accurately accommodating the elegant sounds from the cello and artistry of Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf. BroadwayWorld was there for this Broadway at Birdland special one-night only event. Check out the photos below.

Mairi hosted an evening titled "More About The Melody" and the standing room only evening at Birdland took on the atmosphere of a concert hall as this extraordinary cellist and her guests performed some of the greatest melodies (and harmonies) heard in Broadway Shows. If Yo-Yo Ma hears about this Birdland night I wouldn't be surprised to spot him on the line waiting to get into Jim Caruso's Cast Party which follows the Broadway at Birdland series every Monday evening.

Joining were George Abud (The Band's Visit), Kerstin Anderson (My Fair Lady), Ariana DeBose (Summer, Hamilton), Claybourne Elder (Sunday In The Park With George), Adam Kantor (The Band's Visit, Fiddler on the Roof), and Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon), plus a dazzling band, all of whom shined a spotlight on the music that drives your favorite stories.

Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, a cellist originally from Scotland, is established as a solo, chamber, Broadway and recording artist. She has held chairs in sixteen Broadway productions, including The Bridges of Madison County, Sunday In The Park With George, A Little Night Music, and currently My Fair Lady. Her love of the Broadway genre has led to creating cello arrangements celebrating the music of Jason Robert Brown, Sara Bareilles, Adam Guettel, Jerry Bock, Stephen Schwartz and more. She has been a featured performer in concert with Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Maria Friedman and Jason Robert Brown.

The musicians on stage with Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf were:

Steve Gibb, guitar

Ben Power, bodhran and irish whistle

Alex Eckhardt, bass

Simon Mulligan, piano

Ben Rauhala, piano

Vin Landolfi, electric guitar

Will Maxwell-Lunney violin

George Abud, violin, oud

Marc Phaneuf, sax

Article & Photos by: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Kerstin Anderson

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Kerstin Anderson

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Julia Murney, Vin Landolfi

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Julia Murney, Steve Gibb

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
George Abud

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
George Abud & Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Adam Kantor

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Adam Kantor & Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Ben Rauhala

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Ariana DeBose

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Julia Murney, Ariana DeBose, Kerstin Anderson

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Claybourne Elder

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Marc Phaneuf

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Broadway at Birdland

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Jim Caruso

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Jim Caruso & Richard Maltby Jr.

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Marilyn Maye & Gianni Valenti

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Julia Murney, Richard Maltby Jr., Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Julia Murney & Max von Essen

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland
Cast Party

Photo Coverage: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf brings 'More About Melody' to Broadway at Birdland

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