Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 60s and 70s
April 27 - May 26
Celebrate the era when traditional musicals lived alongside innovative ones as we explore the evolution of Broadway in the 1960s and 70s. This intimate cabaret revue opens with “Cabaret” from the 1966 musical CABARET and continues with “Don’t Rain On My Parade” (FUNNY GIRL, 1964), “Before The Parade Passes By” (HELLO, DOLLY!, 1964), and “On A Clear Day” (ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, 1965). As a new decade dawned, the concept musical took hold, and the first act’s later half includes songs that reflect this shift, including “Day By Day” (GODSPELL, 1971), “Gethsemene” (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 1971), “Magic To Do” (PIPPIN, 1972), and “Home” (THE WIZ, 1974).
The jazz world also evolved to reflect an eclectic culture, and the second act presents this rich history through traditional standards written for film (“Moon River,” “The Shadow Of Your Smile”), songs with a Brazilian influence (“The Girl From Ipanema,” “Sunny”), tributes to Charlie Parker and Jon Hendricks (“Sermonette,” “Now’s The Time”) and songs made famous by The Manhattan Transfer, the vocal jazz group formed in 1969 (“Java Jive,” “That Cat Is High”).