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The Best of NY Music
by Mia Horberg and Mei Mei Chin
February 8, 2014

Following the phenomenal sold-out success of Ragtime last year at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Manhattan Concert Productions now refloats the magnificent score of Titanic on Feb 17. The 1997 musical production received five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Orchestrations. This once-off production will feature almost the entire cast of the original Broadway musical including Michael Cerveris, Brian d’Arcy James, Victoria Clark and Jill Paice.

You’ll get two great performances for one ticket at Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together playing Madison Square Garden on Mar 4. Audiences will be treated to the unique pleasure of seeing these two innovative musicians live, in addition to separate solo sets of their classic tunes. Both artists and their immensely talented backing bands are famous for delivering masterful performances with diverse instrumentation and rhythms inspired by music from around the globe.

k.d. lang stars in After Midnight playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Feb 11-Mar 9. This evocative new musical takes the sexy, smoky glamour of the original Jazz Age and catapults it into a whole new era of heart-pounding, mind-blowing entertainment for modern Broadway audiences. Refracted through a contemporary lens, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by living jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis. The timeless tunes, set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, provide an authentic backdrop for an array of cutting-edge performances by 25 sensational vocalists and dancers. And we all know k.d. has those incredible pipes to bring down the house.

Still flying high from her appearance at this year's historic Grammys, singer-songwriter Mary Lambert returns to SubCulture New York on Feb 14 for a very special Valentine's Day performance. On the heels of her special announcement about her new love, Michelle Chamuel, what a better time to celebrate love with Mary!

There's a smokin' hot triple bill at the Highline Ballroom on Feb 21. Bronx-born twins, Dragons of Zynth, also known as "D.O.Z" take the stage with their exhilarating Afrotek sound; denitia and sene. bring it with their hip, eclectic ambient pop; last but not least—Brooklyn-based electro rockers Bowmont celebrate their EP release.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS joins with the Center to present Broadway Backwards playing at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Mar 24. This Broadway event custom-made for the LGBT community, their friends and families will feature some of Broadway’s biggest names singing songs originally written for the opposite gender: women singing songs written for men and men singing songs written for women. By keeping the lyrics intact, including the original pronouns, each song takes on a new dimension giving the audience a chance to see and hear some of the most treasured songs of the Great White Way in a whole new key. Proceeds from the event will benefit BC/EFA and the Center.


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