Vocalist Marieann Meringolo will be on The Iridium stage for one night only on Sunday, August 13 at 7 PM, to record a new CD: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman, in front of a live audience.
The theatrical live concert celebrates the three-time Academy Award-winning married lyricists. Having written the words for movie songs with music by Michel Legrand, Marvin Hamlisch, Dave Grusin, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mandel and many more, as well as numerous television shows, films and stage musicals, the Bergmans’ lyrics have been sung by some of the most celebrated vocalists, such Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Michael Jackson, Maureen McGovern, Sue Raney and most notably Barbra Streisand – who has recorded 64 of their songs.
Directed by Will Nunziata (concert director for Tony Award winner Lillias White), the show will include “The Way We Were,” “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?” “Where Do You Start?,” “Nice ‘n’ Easy,” “That Face,” “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “It Might Be You” and many more.
Marieann is a native New Yorker. Reviewers have commented that she is “one of the circuit’s most powerful singers,” and TimeOut New York stated, “If k.d. lang’s DNA were to get whipped together with Barbra Streisand’s in a genetics lab specializing in divas, the result might well be Marieann Meringolo.” She is a MAC Award-winning recording artist as well as a BackStage Bistro Award winner as Outstanding Vocalist. BroadwayWorld.com also had a say…in nominating her 2016 Alan & Marilyn Bergman show Between Yesterday and Tomorrow presented at Feinstein’s/54 Below in the category of Best Tribute Show,
Stephen Holden from The New York Times said, “Marieann Meringolo, a singer who bears some physical and vocal resemblance to Barbra Streisand…delivers songs about love lost and strength found… sung in grand style.”
Other press comments: “If you don’t do it brilliantly it isn’t worth doing at all. Ms. Meringolo’s powerhouse interpretation makes full use of the dramatic Bergman lyric and the adventurous Legrand melody.” – Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal
“An artist with a spectacular voice!” – Joel Benjamin, Cabaret Scenes
“Mesmerizing Meringolo…Rush to get seats!” – Larry Myers, www.Nitelifeexchange.com
Doyle Newmyer is musical director, pianist, and arranger, joined by Boots Maleson on bass and Sipho Kunene on drums.
The Iridium is located at 1650 Broadway, New York, NY near West 50th Street. 10019 Phone: (212) 582-2121
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