May bursts forth with a wonderful combination of Broadway, cabaret and jazz events at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble. As always, the programs in the store at 1972 Broadway at 66th St. take place in our third floor events space and are free and open to the public.
First, our Bistro and MAC Award winning series ANY WEDNESDAY, which celebrates the best in cabaret and theater music and performers:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 AT 6:00 PM
Any Wednesday: Melody Breyer-Grell
The scintillating cabaret star celebrates the Fascinatin' Rhythms of the Gershwin brothers in her jazz-infused performance.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 AT 6:00 PM
Any Wednesday: Adrift in Macao
The cast of this off-Broadway delight will perform highlights from the new original cast recording, and be joined by creators Peter Melnick and Christopher Durang.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 AT 6:00 PM
Any Wednesday: Jonathan Whitton
The 2008 Bistro Award winning newcomer will delight you with his interpretations of classic and contemporary American songs as he did Live at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 AT 6:00 PM
Any Wednesday: John Treacy Egan
Currently featured in The Little Mermaid, the Broadway veteran marks his solo-CD debut with Count Your Stars, a mix of songs exploring the many aspects of romance and love.
Upcoming Any Wednesday events include: Sheera Ben-David (June 4); Karen Akers (June 11); Karen Mason (June 18: special 5:30 start time); Scot Albertson (July 30); Adi Braun (October 22); Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark (December 3).
Next is our new series, Cool Mondays, which features jazz performers both famous and newcomers exploring the many different aspects of the genre.
MONDAY, MAY 12 AT 6:00 PM
Cool Mondays: Roni Ben-Hur
The handsome Israeli jazz guitarist will dazzle with his interpretations of music ranging from Victor Herbert to Thelonious Monk to original compositions, as on his CD, Keepin' It Open.
MONDAY, MAY 19 AT 6:00 PM
Cool Mondays: Kevin Dorn's Traditional Jazz Collective
This delightful swinging group gives their upbeat twist to classic American melodies as the TJC Returns!
Upcoming Cool Mondays events include: Chip Shelton (June 2); The Kurt Weill Project (June 9); Mark Marino (June 16); Rufus Reed (June 23); Jake Schwartz and Nat Janoff (July 21); Leanne Averbach (September 22); Carolyn Leonhart (November 3).
And some special events spotlighting new CDs by some of the most exciting contemporary Broadway performers:
MONDAY, MAY 5 AT 5:30 PM
The 2008 Lifetime Achievement MAC Award winning singer and Broadway star debuts her new CD, A Long and Winding Road.
MONDAY, MAY 12 AT 7:30 PM
Live at Lincoln: Voices of Broadway
Kelli O'Hara, the magnetic star of the current revival of South Pacific will be here celebrating the release of her first solo CD, Wonder in the World, and sharing highlights from it.
THURSDAY, MAY 15 AT 5:30 PM
Live at Lincoln: Voices of Broadway
Kerry Butler, the delightful star of Broadway's hit musical Xanadu, joins us for the release of her new solo CD, Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust, from which she will sing some of her favorite selections.
THURSDAY, MAY 29 AT 5:30 PM
Live at Lincoln: A Catered Affair
The cast of this moving and exciting new Broadway musical joins us to share some of the songs from the score of this new show.
And finally, for something just a little bit different:
THURSDAY, MAY 8 AT 6:00 PM
The piano-teacher to the stars, whose taught Hollywood legends how to "play" on screen will delight us with her experiences at the movies, and play in her own soothing style. Her CD, Music From My Heart, will be available for sale.