Singer Lynn Henderson will reprise her critically lauded cabaret show, ‘T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do’, at Don’t Tell Mama on Saturday, January 28th for one show only. This special performance is a benefit for Sanctuary for Families. Showtime is 4:00 pm. There is a $35 cover ($20 cover for MAC members) and 2-drink minimum per person. All proceeds will benefit Sanctuary for Families. Don’t Tell Mama is a cash only room at 343 West 46th Street, NYC. For reservations, please call: 212-757-0788 (after 4:00 pm) or visit donttellmamanyc.com.
“Henderson projects a rare and pure joy.” – Victoria Ordin, Broadway World
Henderson performed a multiple-show run of ‘T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do at Don’t Tell Mama in September. The repertoire includes music from American and International Songbooks, including composers Charles Aznavour, Doug Cohen, The Gershwins, Jerry Herman, Amanda McBroom and Cole Porter among others. Douglas J. Cohen, her musical director and arranger and longtime collaborator will join her again in January, with bassist Bob Sabin. Barry Kleinbort, a 10-time MAC Award-winner, directs.
Henderson began her singing career in college as a vocalist traveling with big bands, and since has played in Litchfield County to packed houses at The Merryall Center for the Arts, Skitch and Ruth Henderson’s Hunt Hill Farm and The Richter Association for the Arts. Over 10 years, Henderson created and performed five one-woman shows at Westport, CT’s Levitt Pavilion in Fairfield County, and created six shows for a private venue in Litchfield County with performers whose ages ranged from five to eighty-five, to spotlight the works of famous composers from the great American Songbook. She has performed with such notables as New York Pops founder, Skitch Henderson, conductor and pianist Rob Fisher, pianist John diMartino, and percussionist, Sherrie Maricle.
She debuted in cabaret in 2012 at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan with “Try to Remember,” and followed that with “I Travel Alone.” The show chronicled a journey of self-discovery on foot, bicycle and horseback, wandering through Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Laos, Cambodia, India and South Africa. She released her debut CD, Singer at Work (available on CD Baby) in 2012, followed by If We Only Have Love (available on iTunes) in 2014.
“Her great love for the art of singing comes through beautifully. Lynn delivers the lyric with understanding, honesty and caring.” – Marilyn Maye
Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services including legal and clinical services, economic empowerment support, shelter and programming for children and youth. Last year, Sanctuary for Families served nearly 17,000 adults and children.
Pianist, Composer, Librettist and Arranger, Douglas J. Cohen, was the first recipient of the Noël Coward Prize, and has won the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting and two Richard Rodgers Awards. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Children’s Letters to God… He received a Jonathan Larson Grant for his music to Barnstormer.
Mr. Sabin is a bassist, composer, and educator specializing in jazz and contemporary improvised music. He was awarded Second Place in the 2001 and 2003 International Society of Bassists’ Jazz Competition, and has appeared with Chico O’Farrill, Billy Taylor, Diana Krall, and Ernie Watts. He is on the music faculty of Hunter College High School and New York University, and a New York Pops Teaching Artist.
Visit Lynn Henderson on the web at: www.lynnhendersonsinger.com