Two-time Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers will helm The Bobby Darin Story, the opening show of 92Y's American Songbook series Lyrics & Lyricists. Two-time Tony nominee Jonathan Groff will take on the role of the famed rock-and-roller whose life was cut short at the age of 37. Billy Stritch and Andy Einhorn will serve as co-music directors. Performances are set for January 20-22, 2018.
The 2018 Lyrics & Lyricists season will also include Lenny's Lyricists (February 24-26, 2018), featuring Darius de Haas and Jay Armstrong Johnson; Irving Berlin: American (March 24-26, 2018), featuring Holly Butler, Stephen DeRosa, and Danny Gardner; Lynn Ahrens: A Lyric Life (May 5-7, 2018), featuring Nikki Renée Daniels, Hannah Elless, David Harris, Brandon Uranowitz, and Alton Fitzgerald White; and Frank Loesser: Lyricist (June 2-4, 2018).
Since 1970, Lyrics & Lyricists, the pioneering American Songbook series and one of 92Y's signature series, has celebrated the work of songwriters like Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and David Zippel with champions and interpreters of the American Songbook including Rob Fisher, Kathleen Marshall, Billy Stritch, John Pizzarelli, Ted Chapin, and Mark Lamos.
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