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Broadway Close Up:
And I Am Telling You:
Henry Krieger

Monday, October 22, 2012  |  7:30pm

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How did a nice Jewish boy come to write the most iconic Motown musical of all time? Henry Krieger, composer of Dreamgirls and the cult classic Side Show, will share anecdotes and stories about working with director Michael Bennett and writing material for iconic performers. Plus, you'll get to hear songs from some of his new shows!

Music director Andy Einhorn will lead a star-studded cast of performers on such songs as "And I Am Telling You," "I Will Never Leave You," "Who Will Love Me As I Am" and "I Am Changing." With Sean Hartley, host. Featuring Mary Testa (Tony nominee for On the Town and 42nd Street), Curt Hansen (Next to Normal, Hairspray), Jill Abramovitz (9 to 5: The Musical), Ben Thompson (American Idiot), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Jeremiah James (Oklahoma!), Betsy Wolfe (Mystery of Edwin Drood), Erin Davie (Grey Gardens), Brandon Victor Dixon (The Scottsboro Boys), Moya Angela, Trevon Davis, Jared Joseph, Emily Jenda, Jarran Muse, Ben Thompson, Betsy Wolfe and David Yazbek.

Love You I Do (Siedah Garrett)                                            Lilli Cooper

I Wonder What They’re Up To Now? (Bill Russell)           Jeremiah James

Medley from Dreamgirls (Tom Eyen)                                  Moya Angela, Lilli Cooper,
                                                                                                   Trevon Davis, Emily Jenda,
                                                                                                   Jared Joseph and Jarran Muse

Here Is The Heart (Tom Eyen)                                             Jill Abramovitz

Make It Work For You (Tom Eyen)                                      Curt Hansen

Escape (Bill Russell)                                                            Curt Hansen and Jill Abramovitz

Kept (Bill Russell)                                                                  Mary Testa and Ben Thompson

* Intermission *

Average, Simple, Mega Superstar (Bill Russell)              Lilli Cooper

Medley from Sideshow (Bill Russell)                                  Erin Davie, Brandon Victor Dixon,
                                                                                                   Jeremiah James, Ben Thompson
                                                                                                   and Betsy Wolfe

Listen (Scott Cutler and Anne Preven)                               Mary Testa

Beauty (John Patrick Shanley)                                            Moya Angela, Jill Abramovitz,
                                                                                                   Lilli Cooper, Trevon Davis,
                                                                                                   Curt Hansen, Jeremiah James,
                                                                                                   Jared Joseph, Emily Jenda,
                                                                                                   Jarran Muse, Mary Testa and
                                                                                                   Ben Thompson

There’s A Light in the Sky (David Yazbek)                         David Yazbek and Henry Krieger

And I Am Telling You (Tom Eyen)                                       Henry Krieger

All Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics as Noted.

Mary Testa Curt Hansen

Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330
boxoffice@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

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