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Kate Baldwin, Rebecca Luker, and More to Sing the American Songbook

Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Robbins, and Barbara Cook will be celebrated in a new series at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Tony nominee Rebecca Luker will celebrate Barbara Cook in the final installment of Deborah Grace Winer Presents the Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein's/54 Below.
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Feinstein's/54 Below announces the launch of a three-part series: Deborah Grace Winer Presents the Classic American Songbook Series. The revues will celebrate American song as well as artists who created, interpreted, and made themselves an integral part of the music. Winer comes to the supper club straight from her tenure as artistic director of 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series.

The first installment is titled You Took Advantage of Me: Rodgers and Hart on Love and will offer performances on March 27 at 7pm and 9:30pm. The show is written, hosted, and created by Deborah Grace Winer, directed by Mark Waldrop, and music directed by John Oddo. Grammy award winner Debby Boone, Obie Award winner Darius De Haas, and Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll will perform some of the greatest love songs written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart including "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "My Heart Stood Still," and more.

A Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert will follow on May 8 with 7pm and 9:30pm performances. The show celebrates the work of legendary director and choreographer Jerome Robbins, who shaped some of Broadway's greatest musical scores, including West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan, and Call Me Madam. Tony-winning choreographer and director Kathleen Marshall will direct and host.

The series will conclude on June 17 with Till There Was You: A Celebration of Barbara Cook (7pm and 9:30pm performances). The show will commemorate Cook's seven-decade musical journey from The Music Man, She Loves Me, Candide, and Follies to her greatest concert and cabaret songs. The cast of Broadway veterans includes Christine Andreas, Kate Baldwin, Rebecca Luker, Christiane Noll, Linda Purl, and Karen Ziemba, among others to be announced. Winer will write and host, with direction by Mark Waldrop.

The series kicks off after Winer makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut on Wednesday, January 17 with Baby, Dream Your Dream: Great Women Writers of the American Songbook. The cast will feature Kenita Miller, Margo Seibert, Emily Skinner, and Karen Ziemba. Mark Waldrop directs, with music direction by John Oddo, Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals, and James Saporito on drums.

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