Sophisticated, romantic, refined—words that describe New York City … and the songs of Rodgers & Hart.
Before the Broadway successes that would introduce countless songbook classics, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were students attending Columbia University and writing musicals for the school’s varsity shows. And NYC was more than just their turf—the city’s elegance was their muse. Conceived by the multi-talented Santino Fontana—Tony nominee, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and star of the upcoming Broadway musical Tootsie—the show celebrates 100 years of Rodgers & Hart with their gems (“Where or When,” “My Romance,” others), and their quintessential valentines to the city (“Manhattan,” “I’ve Got to Get Back to New York”). Join us, as we turn Kaufmann Hall into an isle of joy!
Created by and featuring Santino Fontana
Gina Rattan, director
Andy Einhorn, music director
David Chase, arranger & orchestrator
Steve Kenyon, reeds
Brian Pareschi, trumpet
Mark Vanderpoel, bass
Perry Cavari, drums
Dan Scully, projection design