Much of Hollywoods greatest film music was written by migr and exiled composers who fled Nazi Europe for Southern California. Kurt Weill, Max Steiner, Erich Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin, Mikls Rzsa, and other European composers brought from their respective homelands the highest level of culture, which they poured into American movies. On Hollywood and Weimar celebrates the blending of the old world and the new to produce the uniquely hybrid sound of Hollywoods Golden Age. From dusty westerns and sweeping romances to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler perform songs ranging in style from Weimar cabaret, musical theater, and country-western to operetta, art song, and jazz from Falling in Love Again to Green Dolphin Street, from San Francisco and Cosi Cosa to Spellbound, from Rawhide and (High Noon) Do Not Forsake Me to Kurt Weills Song of Ruth, and more!Karyn Levitt is a leading interpreter of this impressive repertoire. She curated all the songs and wrote the narration, which together make the program a perfect homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. As a distinguished artist/producer, Ms. Levitt is known for her historic collaboration with the foremost Brecht translator, Eric Bentley whose centennial tribute (hosted by Michael Riedel and featuring Tony Kushner, Austin Pendleton, and other theater luminaries) she produced at The Town Hall and whose work she performs in concert and recorded on her CD, Eric Bentleys Brecht-Eisler Song Book.Music Director/Pianist: Jed DistlerDirected by Michael UngerWritten, curated, and produced by Karyn Levitt
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Feinstein's At The Nikko Announces Lineup For Spring 2020
February 14, 2020
Today, Feinstein's at the Nikko announced an exciting lineup of national and local artists who will take the stage at San Francisco's premier intimate nightclub this spring. Additional artists will be announced at a later date. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now by visiting www.feinsteinssf.com or calling 866-663-1063. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
Ryan McCartan, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
November 08, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lanie Kazan and More Join Feinstein's/54 November Lineup
October 31, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
ON HOLLYWOOD AND WEIMAR Comes To Feinstein's/54 Below, November 13
October 22, 2019
What started as an idea of a tribute to the remarkable composers who found themselves in exile in California in the first half of the last century turned out to be a highly acclaimed and sold-out show in New York City. Following performances at the Triad Theater and Off-Broadway's York Theatre both artists now look forward to performing at the prestigious Feinstein's/54 Below.