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Karen Oberlin in Bewitched: The Life and Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
October 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$30
Monday at 7pm: I am so excited to debut this tribute to this totally unique, brilliant lyricist with my AMAZING band upstairs at Birdland for BEWITCHED: The Life and Lyrics of Lorenz Hart on Monday, October 25 @ 7pm:
John Di Martino, piano Steve Doyle, bass
Ray Marchica, drums Tedd Firth, arrangements
Lorenz “Larry” Hart transformed the world of lyric writing, and we’ve never looked back. Where many songwriters had been rehashing love-story tropes, Hart delivered substance and sophistication to create songs that were fresh, substantial, and utterly contemporary. His legendary ability to create intricate yet conversational rhymes remains unparalleled. Hughson Mooney called Hart “the expressive bard of the urban generation.” And Stephen Holden, in The New York Times, stated, “Although he wrote dozens of songs that are playful, funny and filled with clever wordplay, it is the rueful vulnerability beneath their surface that lends them a singular poignancy.” Sprinkling her show with iconic hits such as “A Lady is A Tramp,” “Manhattan,” “My Romance,” and “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” Oberlin, with dazzling arrangements by Tedd Firth, fleshes out the complexities and genius of Hart’s songbook while delving into the details of this complicated, troubled and fascinating figure. His was a life filled with contradictions, immense success and great heartbreak, all while writing endlessly creative, poetic lyrics which continue to make us laugh and cry—even in the same moment.
We would LOVE to have you there!!!!!!