Monday, May 3, 2010
Hammerstein Tribute Was a Joy! Next SING is June 23.
Our Oscar Hammerstein tribute was packed with fans who couldn't wait to sing wonderful and beloved lyrics set to melodies by Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg and Rudolf Friml. It was a joyous evening. And Amy Asch, editor of The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II (a project 7 years in the making; lyrics to 850 songs; photos; credits; anecdotes -- a MUST for musical theatre fans) entertained us by reciting some unpublished lyrics to "June is Bustin' Out All Over" and "My Favorite Things."
This was our best SING ever!
We were also delighted to receive nice plugs in the West Side Spirit newspaper and TimeOut magazine, plus postings on BroadwayWorld.com, TheaterMania.com, and websites for the New York Daily News, WNBC New York, and New York 1 News.
Watch this space for details of our next sing-in -- the date (mark your calendars now) is Wednesday, June 23rd at 7 p.m. at The Triad, our cozy and hospitable home on West 72nd Street (158 West 72nd Street, to be exact). Anne and Michael will be sorting through the various ideas for the next event and as soon as we know, we'll post the info here.
We are also happy to share that a major organization in the city will be selling SING! tickets to its members as a fund-raising event. You can sell blocks of seats to our ongoing events, or we can come to you. We do birthdays, anniversaries and special events ... all we need is a piano and a couple of microphones, and we're set up for "a grand night for singing." (Thanks, Oscar, for that one!)
See you soon!