Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present "A Sophisticated Reunion" on Monday, May 23. The one-night-only event starred Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens, who met in Sophisticated Ladies, a Broadway musical review based on the music of Duke Ellington, which opened in March of 1981.
Included in the Birdland concert were some of the Duke's greatest hits, like "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Hit Me With A Hot Note," and the title song, "Sophisticated Lady." In addition, these talented entertainers brought elements of their individual acts to the evening, all under the musical direction of Ron Abel.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series takes place every week on the stage of the historic music room, located in the heart of Manhattan's theater district.
Photos by Kevin Alvey
Terri Klausner, Megan Guiney
Terri Klausner, Theresa Klausner
Valarie Pettiford & Family