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January 26, 2016

Lincoln Center's American Songbook 2016: Week Two Performances in The Appel Room

American Songbook

Contact: Marian Skokan

212.875.5386

[email protected]

 

LINCOLN CENTER’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK 2016

 

Week Two Performances in The Appel Room:  Craig Finn (2/3); The Songs of Todd Almond (2/4);

Janis Ian (2/5); Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon (2/6)

 

NEW YORK, NY (January 26, 2016) – The second week of Lincoln Center American Songbook concerts in The Appel Room features a diverse range of artists starting with indie singer-songwriter Craig Finn of Hold Steady, innovative Broadway singer-songwriter Todd Almond with special guests Courtney Love, Sherie Rene Scott, and Brandon Victor Dixon, multi-faceted singer-songwriter Janis Ian, and real-life couple actor, songwriter, and director Jerry Dixon and comedian and actor Mario Cantone.

 

Tickets are available at AmericanSongbook.org, via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, or at the Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Office. Premium packages—including wine, dinner, and the best seats in the house. More information is available at AmericanSongbook.org.

 

American Songbook in The Appel Room

Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 8:30 pm Craig Finn

Best known as the front man for Brooklyn indie band The Hold Steady, Craig Finn has drawn comparisons to Bruce Springsteen for his narrative-driven, world-weary songs that explore, in his words, the hangover after the celebration. In his solo work, he sheds the driving energy of The Hold Steady for a quieter sound world in which his stories stand illuminated in the foreground. His critically acclaimed second solo album, Faith In The Future, is filled with characters seeking redemption in the darkness and persevering in the face of tragedy and change. 

Tickets start at $30

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8:30 pm The Songs of Todd Almond

with guests Courtney Love, Sherie Rene Scott, Brandon Victor Dixon

Praised for his brilliant lyrics and music, Todd Almond is one of musical theater’s most innovative contemporary voices. With an auteur skill set—he is a composer, lyricist, playwright, and performer—Almond has been lauded for his visionary collaborations with The Public Theater (The Odyssey, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale), playwrights Jenny Schwartz, Sarah Ruhl, and Marcus Gardley, and singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet. Almond’s silvery voice brings brilliant sheen to lyric-driven melodies that open up vast wells of emotion. Here, Almond reconnects with director Lear deBessonet for a 360-degree tour of his music, with his Kansas City Choir Boy co-star Courtney Love, and Broadway songwriter-singer-producer Sherie Rene Scott. Rising singer-actor Brandon Victor Dixon joins them.

Tickets start at $55

 

Friday, February 5, 2016, 8:30 pm Janis Ian

Experience two-time Grammy Award-winning Janis Ian’s singular life through her unforgettable songs at this intimate solo performance from a true American great. A literal child of the 1960s folk revival—her breakout song “Society’s Child” was written in 1965 when she was just 14—the iconic songwriter has run a streak of poignant honesty, powerful activism, and disarming humor through the past five decades of American music. Ian has earned nine Grammy nominations in eight different categories, ranging from jazz to spoken word. An accomplished writer, formidable guitarist, and famously charismatic stage performer, Ian continues to inspire audiences wherever she goes.

Tickets start at $50

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 8:30 pm Jerry Dixon & Mario Cantone

The last time actor, songwriter, and director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on This Island, tick, tick…BOOM!) and comedian and actor Mario Cantone (Sex in the City, Assassins) teamed up, they created Laugh Whore, Cantone’s wickedly entertaining and Tony-nominated one-man show-turned-Showtime special. Now, one of the New York theater world’s favorite married couples comes together on stage in the intimate confines of The Appel Room for a delicious evening of stories, songs, and laughs.

Tickets start at $55

 

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Since its launch in 1998, American Songbook has been dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary achievements of the popular American songwriter from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.  Spanning all styles and genres from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to the eclecticism of today’s songwriters working in pop, cabaret, rock, folk and country, American Songbook traces the history and charts the course of the American song from its past and current forms to its future direction.

 

For a list of artists that have performed in American Songbook over the years, as well as the composers who have been honored by evenings of their music, please click here: http://bit.ly/AmericanSongbook2015History.

 

 

AMERICAN SONGBOOK CONCERT SCHEDULE – FEBRUARY 3–APRIL 1, 2016

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Craig Finn

Tickets start at $30

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:30 pm                                                          

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

The Songs of Todd Almond

Todd Almond and special guests Courtney Love, Sherie Rene Scott, and Brandon Victor Dixon

Tickets start at $55

 

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm                                                               

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Janis Ian

Tickets start at $50

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Jerry Dixon & Mario Cantone

Tickets start at $55                            

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm                                                     

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Foreigner in Concert: Unplugged

Mick Jones, guitarist

Tickets start at $55

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

A Coffin in Egypt: An Opera-in-Concert

Featuring Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Ricky Ian Gordon, score

Leonard Foglia, libretto 

Tickets start at $50

 

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm 

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!

Tickets start at $30

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Andy Karl & Orfeh

Charles Randolph-Wright, director

Tickets start at $35

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm                                            

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Swimming in Dark Waters—Other Voices of the American Experience

Rhiannon Giddens

Leyla McCalla

Bhi Bhiman

Tickets start at $35

                                     

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

La Santa Cecilia

Marisol Hernandez

Tickets start at $30

 

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm        

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street         

Charles Busch: The Lady at the Mic

Tickets start at $50

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm                                                  

The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project: Love & Soul

Valerie Simpson

Oleta Adams, piano

Tickets start at $35

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

Luluc

Zoë Randell, singer/songwriter

Steve Hassett, guitarist

Tickets start at $45

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm                             

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

Anaïs Mitchell, singer-songwriter

Tickets start at $45

 

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm                                                                             

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

The Cooper Clan All Together

Chuck, Eddie, Alex, and Lilli Cooper

Tickets start at $45

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm                                                                                

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage, Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd Sts.

Rana Santacruz

Free; seating is limited; first-come, first-served

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm                                                                     

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway Sings the Songs of Maltby & Shire

Tickets start at $45

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm                                                                        

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

Imani Uzuri

Tickets start at $45

 

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm  

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

Grace McLean

Tickets start at $45

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm                                                                                    

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage, Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd Sts.

Rick Barry

Free; seating is limited; first-come, first-served

 

Artists and performances subject to change.

 

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE AT: http://AboutLincolnCenter.org/press-room/subject/1

 

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Lead support for American Songbook provided by PGIM.

 

Major support for American Songbook is provided by Amy & Joseph Perella.

 

Endowment support provided by Bank of America.

 

Additional support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, The Shubert Foundation, Jill and Irwin B. Cohen, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

 

Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com.

 

 

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, community, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 14 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Boro-Linc, Great Performers, LC Kids, LC Local,  Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information: AboutLincolnCenter.org

 

 

About PGIM

PGIM is the global investment management business of Prudential Financial with $947 billion in assets as of September 30, 2015, and ranks among the world’s largest asset managers. Its businesses offer a range of investment solutions for institutional and retail investors around the world across asset classes, including fundamental equity, quantitative equity, public fixed income, private fixed income, real estate, and commercial mortgages.  PGIM has offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, please visit investmentmanagement.pramerica.com.

 

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