Some of the most famous songs in the American Songbook were co-written by women such as Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden, Carolyn Leigh, Mary Rodgers and Marilyn Bergman. Baby, Dream Your Dream: Great Women of the American Songbook will celebrate these distaff creatives, among other women songwriters, on January 17 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Feinstein’s/54 Below. The show is written, hosted and created by Deborah Grace Winer, who for nine years produced the Lyrics and Lyricists series of concerts at The 92nd Street Y. Broadway’s Kenita Miller, Margo Seibert, Emily Skinner and Karen Ziemba star in the show, directed by Mark Waldrop, with John Oddo, Music Director on piano, plus Jay Leonhart on bass and Jim Saporito on drums.
Baby, Dream Your Dream: Great Women Writers of the American Songbook explores some of the most famous songs of the American Songbook written by “some of the (very few) bold pioneers-in-heels who crashed the boys’ club, and wrote hit songs and shows.” Numbers include “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Witchcraft” and more. Winer hosts the revue, celebrating these songwriters against the backdrop of the current world’s “surprisingly” ongoing conversation of “What is a woman’s place?”
Winer’s new affiliation with Feinstein’s/54 Below, focusing on the classic American Songbook in collaboration with some of Broadway’s leading talents, continues in March, with a program in development with Michael Feinstein. In the spring, Amazon will release the ebook of her The Night and the Music: Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook and Julie Wilson Inside the World of Cabaret (originally published by Schirmer Books).
Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, 646-476-3551, www.54below.com