American Songbook Returns!

Lea Delaria. Image via Google.

We know we talk about American Songbook a lot, but we can’t let you forget about this extraordinary event! The acclaimed series returns on January 12 for Week One of its 2011 season. The series, which explores the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today’s most dynamic songwriting, will bring to the stage some of today’s most gifted interpreters of song. The luminous legend Barbara Cook opens the series and it is a rare opportunity to see her perform in an intimate setting. On January 13th folk artists The Low Anthem performs, followed by new musical theater composer Lance Horne on January 14th. Horne will be joined by stars from Broadway and the West End, including Alan Cumming (who made his solo concert debut in American Songbook in 2009), the great Lea Delaria, Meow Meow, Ricki Lake, Daphne Rubin-Vega (late show only) and, possibly, chanteuse Ann Hampton Calloway. Week One closes out with the expressive folk singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, whose new album has just been nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award (she has already won five.) Click here to get your tickets.

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