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The popular series Lyrics & Lyricists educates theater fans on the surprising, interesting or little-known stories behind some of their favorite showtunes.

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Summary

Lyrics & Lyricists offers fresh takes on this singular American art form. Discover how the great standards were created—and find out how a theater historian, a choreographer, a musical director and a lyricist interpret them. Come hear the myths—then hear the myths exploded. And leave with a brand new point of view.

January 11, 12, 13
GOING HOLLYWOOD: MGM MUSICALS
Kathleen Marshall, Artistic Director & Host
David Chase, Music Director
Want a great night on the town? How about a singing, dancing, technicolor celebration of the silver screen's greatest musicals? Melodic nuggets from unforgettable movies, like The Band Wagon, Meet Me in St. Louis and Gigi, created exclusively for 92Y by three-time Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall. We promise you'll go home singin', even if it isn't in the rain.

February 22, 23, 24
SWEEPIN' THE CLOUDS AWAY: BOOM, BUST AND HIGH SPIRITS
Robert Kimball, Artistic Director and Host
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Gershwins, Porter, Ellington, Eubie Blake-these and other star songwriters created the best toe-tapping, mood-busting, uplifting music ever written-in the heart of the Great Depression, just when people needed it most. Put on your happy feet and come listen once more, as noted theater historian Robert Kimball packs a show full of songs to shake our collective blues away.

April 5, 6, 7
GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Ted Chapin, Artistic Director & Host
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hitmakers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares secrets and surprises gleaned from his years with the families of these great men, the first time the team has been the subject an L&L show. Come peek inside this legendary partnership-you're truly in for some enchanted evening!

May 3, 4, 5
ZIEGFELD GIRL: THE MANY FACES OF Fanny Brice
Ted Sperling, Artistic Director and Host
Funny girl, singular talent and American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. Ted Sperling, the music director of South Pacific, pays tribute to Fanny with a night of songs she put on the Broadway map-classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as ones she inspired in Funny Girl. So, why'd you rather be blue? Come join us!

May 31, June 1, 2
PANNING FOR GOLD: GREAT SONGS FROM FLOP SHOWS
David Zippel, Artistic Director and Host
Sometimes a masterful song finds itself in the midst of an unsuccessful show. The show fades, but the song remains. For example, the not-so-hot Very Warm for May gave us the very cool "All the Things You Are"; the timeless "Here's That Rainy Day" came out of the less-than-sunny Carnival in Flanders. Tony Award-winning lyricist David Zippel (City of Angels, Hercules) picks and polishes these hidden gems in a show that's perfect for the Broadway buff.

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92nd Street Y

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