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92NY LYRICS AND LYRICS™ Presents
MISS: Female Broadway Songwriters
CONCEIVED, CO-WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND CO-HOSTED BY KATE BALDWIN
CONCEIVED, CO-WRITTEN, MUSICAL DIRECTION, ARRANGEMENTS AND CO-HOSTED BY GEORGIA STITT
Also starring Kennedy Kanagawa, Bryonha Marie Parham, Nicholas Rodriguez and Emily Skeggs
Matt Kunkel, producer
Stéphanie Alvarado Prugh, producer
Lily Ling, Associate Music Director
Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2 p.m.
Monday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets from $35
All in-person performances
“Who is missing from the musical theater chronology? When we think of the legendary composers and people who shaped our artistic vision, who fell through the cracks? Who can we highlight now? – Kate Baldwin
“After a lifetime of hearing that there weren’t many female songwriters in the Great American Theater canon, I’m thrilled to report that we’re overflowing with material from female songwriters and lyricists. There are so many great songs here, some you definitely know and some you might have missed. – Georgia Stitt
“For girls, you have to see it to become it. We are leaning on the shoulders of other women who have gone before us. – Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics & Lyricists™ present MISS: Broadway’s Female Songwriters on December 10 and 11 and 12celebrating the long history of female Broadway songwriters and their indelible work, in a show conceived, co-written and co-hosted by two-time Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and award-winning composer-lyricist Georgia Stitt. Baldwin brings his vision, his voice and the charisma that has won over audiences in Broadway productions of Hello, Dolly!, Finian’s Rainbow , and more. Stitt brings her deep expertise as an artist, lawyer and founder of Maestra Music and the two are joined by singers Kennedy Kanagawa (In the woods)Bryonha Marie Parham (The Book of Mormon)Nicholas Rodriguez (Company), and Emily Skegs (fun house ). From groundbreaking icons such as Kay Swift, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant, Lucy Simon and Elizabeth Swados to contemporary artists such as Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron, Sara Bareilles, Erin McKeown and Quiara Alegria Hudes, they honor women whose contributions are a part essential to the Broadway songbook.
“As a teenager, Georgia read a book by Liz Swados which played a role in her career as a composer,” comments Kate Baldwin. “We are thrilled to shine a light on these pioneering women who have helped shape us.”
Georgia Stitt is considering MISS as “a fun and uplifting evening of great music made by so many of my favorite superstar musicians…who happen to be women!”
LYRICS AND LYRICS SEASON 2022/23
All in-person performances
WHAT IS HAPPENING ? : SONGS OF SOCIAL CHANGE
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Tony-nominee Warren Adams
Sat., March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sun, March 26, 2 p.m.
Mon., May 27, 7:30 p.m.
The brilliant Tony Award-winning theater artist and co-founder of the groundbreaking Black Theater Coalition Warren Adams (Motown the Musical; Ruin) conceived and produced this show with Michael O. Mitchell (MJ: The Musical; Amateur Night at the Apollo) exploring black songwriters and artists whose work has been a catalyst for social change. Music by Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone and others whose protest songs and cries for racial justice have become anthems for generations are presented by some of Broadway’s most exciting talent. Their performances combine music, dance, poetry and visual art in this fascinating and revealing production.
JUDY ON TV! : CELEBRATE THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW
Designed, written, hosted and directed by Billy Stritch; with Klea Blackhurst, Aisha de Haas, Gabrielle Stravelli and Max Von Essen
Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. May 7, 2 p.m.
Mon., May 8, 7:30 p.m.
In this year of Judy Garland’s centenary, we examine Garland’s iconic talent through the lens of her seminal weekly television shows from 1963-1964. Award-winning artist and music director Billy Stritch conducts this Lyrics and lyricists tribute, joined by a sensational cast of his nightclub and theater friends Klea Blackhurst, Aisha de Haas, Gabrielle Stravelli and Max Von Essen. They reimagine searing solos and classic duets with Lena Horne, Mel Tormé and more in songs by Gershwin, Arlen, Porter and more, for a Judy Garland tribute like no other, built around the show that has brought one of Hollywood’s biggest stars into America’s living rooms every week, and has further fueled her place in our hearts.
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’: JESSICA VOSK SINGS LAUREL CANYON SONGWRITERS
Fri., June 2, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. June 4, 2 p.m.
Mon., June 5, 7:30 p.m.
Broadway sensation Jessica Vosk, who captured hearts with her performances in Nasty, fiddler on the roof and more, then stole them outright in his sold-out debut at Carnegie Hall in 2021, brings his love of 1960s and 1970s California songwriters to our stage. It celebrates writers such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, David Crosby, John Phillips and The Mamas & the Papas, Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles, and others who created the West Coast pop sound that defined a era. In a show created with acclaimed musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and acclaimed director James Darrah, who collaborated with Vosk on the fabulous Great performance production “The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood”, Vosk takes us inside the intimate Californian community that launched a thousand hits and sparked new directions in songwriting. Hear Vosk in songs she composed both “in their time” and ours in this one-of-a-kind performance from one of today’s most gifted and captivating performers.
92NY Health and Safety Protocols
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all adults and children 5 years and older.
Face masks are strongly recommended for anyone ages 2 and older in performance spaces.
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