Ann Kittredge: "An Evening of Ahrens & Flaherty -- Fancy Meeting You Here!" - New York City Article
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“An Evening of Ahrens & Flaherty -- Fancy Meeting You Here!”
Feinstein’s / 54 Below
254 West 54th St
Tuesday September 24
Ann Kittredge is a first class musical theater leading lady, who has been heard many times at all-star shows around New York (including those produced by the APSS, American Popular Song Society) and won numerous cabaret awards. If, like me, you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to catch one of her one-woman shows, this evening, in celebration of Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (words), should be a perfect opportunity - Especially, if, also, like me, you can never get enough of their music. (The team's work on Ragtime alone qualifies them, in my humble opinion, as Broadway hall-of-famers.) Ms. Kittredge takes “Wheels of a Dream” (From Ragtime, of course) and makes it, for once, more personal than anthemic, and is suitably saucy on “Speaking French” (from Lucky Stiff). Looking forward to this one.
With Alex Rybeck (piano) & Tom Hubbard (bass). Directed by Andrea Marcovicci.
Author: Will Friedwald
Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.
SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU - NEW REVISED EDITION (Chicago Review Press, May 2018)