Photo Flash: Amanda McBroom Comes to Broadway at Birdlands
On September 10, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom, who returned to the historic stage with "My Favorite Things." Musical director Michele Brourman was at the piano, and Jared Egan was on bass.
The show featured words and music from the likes of Annie LaMott, Stephen Sondheim, Fran Landesman, Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Michele Brourman, and, of course, McBroom herself.
Amanda McBroom has been called "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match." Her name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song "The Rose" hit number one world-wide in 1979. McBroom's songs have been recorded by Leanne Rhymes, Jack Black and Amy Poehler, The Manhattan Transfer, Anne Murray, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Nana Mouskouri, Curt Cobain, Donny Osmond, Westlife, and Eminem, to name a few.
Photo Credit: Kevin Alvey