There are eight million stories in the Naked City—and a song to go with each of them.

For decades, songwriters like Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Ellington, Bernstein and Coleman have been fueled by this city’s places (“Manhattan”, “Lullaby of Broadway”) and roller coaster existence (“Sophisticated Lady,” “Another Hundred People”). A show for New Yorkers—or anyone who's ever wanted to be one.

Deborah Grace Winer, artistic director and host
John Oddo, music director
Mark Waldrop, stage director
Peter Cincotti, vocals & piano
Darius de Haas, vocals
Jeffrey Schecter, vocals
Additional cast to be announced

Artist Bios

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Deborah Grace Winer

Now in her seventh season as Lyrics & Lyricists series artistic director, Deborah Grace Winer has written extensively about the American Songbook. She has led seven previous Lyrics & Lyricists shows, most recently “The Song is You: Jerome Kern Coast to Coast” and “The Crowd’s at El Morocco.” In November 2009, with her mentor, Robert Kimball, she was co-artistic director of “I Remember You,” the Johnny Mercer Centennial Tribute Concert.

Deb is the author of books about Dorothy Fields, stars of New York’s classic cabaret scene, and others. Her play, The Last Girl Singer, starring Tony Award winner Kelly Bishop, was produced Off-Broadway, and her other plays include Little Shows, Big Important Issues; Rock, Paper, Scissors; The Real Tabasco and Buzz. She has written major gala benefit shows for venues like New York City Center, Town Hall and the Westport County Playhouse, including A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney, Fans!: The Sally Rand Centennial Celebration and Gotta Dance: A Dance Tribute to Hollywood, during which she wrote for, among others, Cyd Charisse and Esther Williams.

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John Oddo

John Oddo started his career as a pianist, arranger and composer for Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd, He then met Rosemary Clooney in 1983 and served as her music director, pianist and arranger for more than 18 years. His credits include work on 20 of her recordings, as well as countless live and televised performances. He currently works as music director for Debby Boone, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and James Naughton, and he has been a longtime collaborator with Michael Feinstein.

As a music director, John has collaborated with Deborah Grace Winer on all seven of her Lyrics & Lyricists shows. He received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his orchestrations for Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage’s 2010 Broadway show, All About Me. For his latest recording project, he has written arrangements for Tom Wopat and John Schneider’s CD, Home for Christmas, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of their TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

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Mark Waldrop

Mark Waldrop returns to 92Y to direct his eighth Lyrics & Lyricists production. On Broadway, he directed and provided special material for Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends, which earned a Tony Award nomination for Unique Theatrical Event. He similarly directed and wrote material for Bette Midler on her Divine Miss Millennium tour and has directed cabaret and concert performances for Faith Prince, Sutton Foster, Brooke Shields, Rebecca Luker, John Lloyd Young and Edward Hibbert, among many others.

Off-Broadway, Mark’s directorial credits include the New York City Center Encores! production of Ziegfeld Follies of 1936; Newsical: the Musical; Game Show; Pete ‘n’ Keely; and Listen to My Heart. He was director, book writer and lyricist for the multiple award-winning and now legendary Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly. Regionally, Mark is currently directing the Olney Theatre Center’s holiday production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. As an actor, Mark was in the original Broadway casts of Evita, La Cage aux Folles and The Grand Tour.

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Peter Cincotti

Peter Cincotti makes his Lyrics & Lyricists debut on both vocals and piano. A regular to New York nightclubs since high school, The New York Times hailed the singer-songwriter-pianist as “one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation” at the age of 18. He is the youngest artist to have a No. 1 album on Billboard’s jazz chart, and he has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Olympia in Paris, The Montreux Festival (where he won an award in their renowned piano competition) and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Hailed as “the rebirth of cool” by Elle magazine, Cincotti explores musical styles that blend pop, rock, blues and jazz. His website is petercincotti.com.

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Darius de Haas

Darius de Haas made his Broadway debut in Kiss of the Spider Woman and has performed in numerous Broadway productions including Lincoln Center Theatre's productions of Carousel and Marie Christine and Rent. He toured internationally in the world premiere of John Adams’s song play I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Saw the Sky and won an Obie award for his work in the title role of Off-Broadway's Running Man. He performed an acclaimed solo show at 54 Below and sings in clubs in New York and across the country. His website is dariusdehaas.com.

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Jeffrey Schecter

Also making his Lyrics & Lyricists debut, Jeffrey Schecter has appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It; The People in the Picture; Anything Goes; A Chorus Line; The Pajama Game; Wonderful Town; and Beauty and the Beast. For the 2013 holiday season, he appeared as Young Max in the Old Globe’s production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In addition to performing, Schechter conducts Broadway workshops for children and adults. His short film, Tyco Parks the Car, premiered at the Big Apple Film Festival last November. His website is jeffreyschecter.com.

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Details & Ordering

  • Lyrics & Lyricists: New York: Songs of the City

    Date: Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 8 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

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  • Lyrics & Lyricists: New York: Songs of the City

    Date: Sun, Mar 22, 2015, 2 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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    Price: from $60.00

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  • Lyrics & Lyricists: New York: Songs of the City

    Date: Sun, Mar 22, 2015, 7 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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  • Lyrics & Lyricists: New York: Songs of the City

    Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 2 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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  • Lyrics & Lyricists: New York: Songs of the City

    Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

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Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

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