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My View: Amanda Green Celebrates Comden & Green at 92Y

 Amanda Green, vocalist Jeff Harnar, and Andy Propst author of “They Made Us Happy” Betty Comden & Adolph Green’s Musicals, joined host Harvey Granat at his series at the 92Y this afternoon It was an interesting look into the lives of the musical comedy writing duo.  Amanda Green, actress, singer, songwriter (daughter of Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green), Propst, and Granat talked about the team that were responsible for the the lyrics and scripts for so many Broadwayway shows and Hollywood films.  Jeff Harnar and Harvey Granat also brought the history to life with some singing of Comden & Green’s well known tunes and the afternoon crowd at the 92Y left the interesting afternoon also remarking ‘They Made Us Happy”.  

David Lahm, Musical Director

Harvey Granat & Amanda Green
Andy Probst, Amanda Green, Harvey Granat
Jeff Harnar
Harvey Granat
Jeff Harnar & Eda Sorokoff
92Y

Cabaret

Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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