Jo complained that I haven’t posted in a few days, so to tide him and the rest of y’all over, here’s a bossa nova rendition of “The Jet Song” from West Side Story as recorded by the Bill Barron orchestra.
Hershey Felder, who’s made a career of one-man shows in which he plays a composers, acting & playing the piano as Gershwin, Chopin, etc., tackles Bernstein in his current show, Maestro Leonard Bernstein, which is in Boston this coming week.
The Saturday night performance has been bought out by the New Center for Arts and Culture for a Jewish community night, but they still have tickets available. If you’re a student, send me a message and I can share a discount code with you. (I’d post it, but I wrote it down at my office and I’m not there right now… And no, you don’t have to be Jewish to come on Jewish community night.)
…and this morning comes the press release that he’s going to swap wigs and do George Gershwin Alone on the same stage following the run of the Bernstein show, the week of May 30th.
Yesterday I dove deep into Spotify’s Dionne Warwick collection to discover she did an album of showtunes. It’s fantastic. Here’s “One Hand, One Heart” from Dionne Warwick On Stage and At The Movies. You’ll note that I actually bought the MP3 to share with you because I know you don’t all have Spotify and I love each and every one of you. And also I love Dionne.
You guys, this album is just SO GOOD. You should hear her “(S)He Love Me” and her “I Believe In You!”