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.

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Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Rex Benincasa, Ron Abel, Steve Doyle

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens, Terri Klausner, Ron Abel, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens, Ron Abel

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens, Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Ty Stephens, Valarie Pettiford

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Valarie Pettiford, Ty Stephens, Terri Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Megan Guiney

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Terri Klausner, Theresa Klausner

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Rory Kaplan, Lona Kaplan, Rachel Kaplan, Ty Stephens, Terri Klausner, Theresa Klausner, Alison FRankel

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Valarie Pettiford & Family

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Kimberly Ann Harris, Ty Stephens, Anthony Floyd, Count Stovall

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Jim Causo, Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford, Ty Stephens

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Jeff Dobbs, Ty Stephens, Alton Fitzgerald-White

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Gisela Adisa, Ty Stephens, Kwame Remy

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Chuck Steffan, Ron Abel, Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford, Rory Kaplan, Natalie Douglas, Ty Stephens

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Chet Walker, Terri Klausner, Bill Hasting

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
Alexandre Proia, Valarie Pettiford, J. Ryan Caroll

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