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My View: Stormy Weather Today – Lyrics & Lyricists Celebrate Harold Arlen

My View: Stormy Weather Today – Lyrics & Lyricists Celebrate Harold Arlen

Lyrics & Lyricists utilized the talents of 3 artistic directors…  Robert Kimball, Vince Giordano, and Klea Blackhurst to bring the history and music of Harold Arlen to the stage of the 92Y. They succeeded skillfully and enjoyably in a wonderful opening production of the  L&L’s 2017 season. There were performances by Stephen DeRosa, Erin Dilly, Catherine Russell, Nathaniel Stampley, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, and host Klea Blackhurst.

Hearing the music authenticity created by Vince Giordano and his musicians as they played the original arrangements from Mr. Giordano’s collection of 60,000 1920s and ‘30s vintage band arrangements was truly a rare experience.  The band also utilizes the original instruments of the era.  The new documentary film about Vince Giordano, “There’s A Future In The Past” is currently playing at Cinema Village in NYC.  The Lyrics & Lyricists bring you back to the time when you could hear the Music and the Lyrics and I didn’t notice one amplifier on stage

(For another article by Stephen and complete photos of the performance go to BroadwayWorld.com)

Lyrics & Lyricists

Stephen DeRosa

Stephen DeRosa

Erin Dilly

Erin Dilly

Stephen DeRosa, Erin Dilly

Stephen DeRosa, Erin Dilly

Lyrics & Lyricists

Erin Dilly, KLea Blackhurst, Nathaniel Stampley, Stephen DeRosa

Erin Dilly, KLea Blackhurst, Nathaniel Stampley, Stephen DeRosa

Catherine Russell, Stephen DeRosa, Erin Dilly, Klea Blackhurst, Nathaniel Stampley

Robert Kimball

Klea Blackhurst

Vince Giordano

Jamie deRoy, Klea Blackhurst, Eda Sorokoff

(Complete photos of this show at BroadwayWorld.com)

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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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