Amanda Green, who begs the musical question, "DOES THIS SONG MAKE MY ASS LOOK PHAT?," will be joined by special guest stars Jenn Colella (High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy), Jonathan Dokuchitz (Hairspray, Tommy), and J.P. Walker (High Fidelity, Debbie Does Dallas). She will also be joined at Birdland by musical director Tom Kitt (co-composer of High Fidelity).
The co-composer of High Fidelity, Amanda has received two MAC Awards, a Bistro Award and a 2004 Jonathan Larson Award for her work. She recently penned additional lyrics for a production of Styne, Comden and Green's Hallelujah, Baby at Washington's Arena Stage. She also co-starred in and wrote the lyrics for For the Love of Tiffany: a Wifetime Original Musical, which played the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival. Her other credits include the LA musical Up the Week Without a Paddle and her hit revue Put A Little Love in Your Mouth: The Tongue-in-Cheek Songs of Amanda Green. She is the daughter of famed lyricist, Adolph Green.
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal said: "Amanda's lyrics employ Sondheim style word-play transposed into a post-modern key. I laughed so hard I thought I'd split a rib." John Simon said: "Amanda Green's lyrics are as good as or better than most of what Broadway has had to offer in a long time. They are clever, charming, witty, diverse, knowledgeable, beautifully fitted to character and most resourcefully rhymed. Could anyone ask for more?"