Though it is the height of the spring season on Broadway, there are plenty of concerts, conversations, and cabarets to keep you in touch with your favorite performers away from the Main Stem. This month, Sutton Foster performs at Lincoln Center, Dear Evan Hansen’s star and director hit the 92nd Street Y, and more.
You’re the Top
April 10 at Birdland
Cabaret legend Sullivan—artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, and a longtime headliner at the now-disappeared Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel—makes her Birdland debut with an evening of Cole Porter.
David Yazbek With The Band’s Visit Band
April 10 at Feinstein’s/54 Below
Audiences impatiently awaiting the next production of The Band’s Visit—which was an instant sellout last winter at the Atlantic Theater Company—will no doubt flock to 54th Street for a don’t-miss-evening with composer Yazbek and his pit orchestra. Promised to be on hand is leading lady Katrina Lenk, who will no doubt enchant us with her shimmering solos.
Lincoln Center’s American Songbook
April 14 at Alice Tully Hall
Two-time Tony Award winner Foster returns to American Songbook for her third, crowd-pleasing appearance since 2004.
Dear Evan Hansen:
Ben Platt and Michael Greif in Conversation
April 16 at the 92nd Street Y
Get a headstart on Tony Awards season with this conversation between the young star and the veteran director of Broadway’s groundbreaking new musical.
70, Girls, 70 in Concert
April 17 at Feinstein’s/54 Below
The unparalleled Helen Gallagher (a Best Actress Tony winner for No, No Nanette) will make a rare appearance to narrate a concert version of John Kander & Fred Ebb’s 1971 musical about “old folks” who enter the fur trade—as unlikely shoplifters! Also on hand will be veterans Loni Ackerman, David Cryer, Jim Brochu, and Patti Mariano.
You’ve Got a Friend
A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters
April 21 at Carnegie Hall
Steven Reineke and the New York Pops welcome Jessie Mueller (Beautiful), Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), and Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along) in an evening of songs by Carole King, James Taylor, and more.
April 25–May 6 at Café Carlyle
Pizzarelli’s spring gig centers on the great lyricist Johnny Mercer, for whom the legendary guitarist and raconteur has a special affinity. Pizzarelli’s semi-annual visits to the Carlyle are among the indispensable nights of the New York cabaret season.
Babes in Toyland
MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Lukes
April 27 at Carnegie Hall
Head to Carnegie Hall for a rare performance of Victor Herbert’s 1903 classic, featuring such songs as “Toyland” and “March of the Toys.” Artistic Director Ted Sperling will lead a hand-picked cast including Kelli O’Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald.