This star-studded evening celebrates the centennial of opera legend Richard Tucker's birth in high style, with performances from many of the world's greatest voices. Performers include previous Richard Tucker Award winners Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming and Susan Graham. Also on tap will be a salute to this year's Richard Tucker Award winner, rising Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard.
Songs: Costello, Meade, Pérez, Johnson, Cano, Stenson -- Finale from Guillaume Tell, Susan Graham -- “Ah, que j’aimes les militaires” from La Grande, Ailyn Pérez -- “Caro elisir!..Esulti pur la barbara” from L’elisi, Isabel Leonard -- “Gracia mia” from Canciones Amatorias, Stephanie Blythe and Greer Grimsley -- “J’ai gravi la montagne” from Samson et Dalila, Matthew Polenzani -- “Kleinzach” from Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Renée Fleming -- “Ombra di nube”, Isabel Leonard -- “Ombre vane, ingiusti orrore” from Griselda, Stephen Costello -- “Salut! Demeure chaste et pure” from Faust, Joyce DiDonato -- “Tanti affetti” from La Donna del Lago, Angela Meade -- “Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente” from I due foscar, Renée Fleming and Susan Graham -- “Viens, Mallika (sous le dome epais)” from Lakmé
Tony Award-winning "Pippin" star Patina Miller makes her New York solo concert debut at the Appel Room as part of the 2014 American Songbook Series. Miller is both a fresh new face and a performer at the very top of her game. Her first concert special features music ranging from classic R&B to Broadway's best. She is backed by musical director and arranger James Sampliner, along with musicians John Benthal, Mark Vanderpoel and Rich Mercurio.
Songs: Patina Miller -- Aquarius, Patina Miller -- Easy to Be Hard, Patina Miller -- Everybody Says Don't, Patina Miller -- Fabulous, Baby!, Patina Miller -- Grandma's Hands, Patina Miller -- His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Patina Miller -- Imagine, Patina Miller -- Life is but a Dream, Patina Miller -- Little Girls, Patina Miller -- Love You I Do, Patina Miller -- Magic to Do, Patina Miller -- Mama Will Provide, Patina Miller -- Miss Celie's Blues, Patina Miller -- Next to Me, Patina Miller -- No One is Alone, Patina Miller -- Simple Joys, Patina Miller -- Sing Happy, Patina Miller -- Sister Act, Patina Miller -- Someone To Watch Over Me, Patina Miller -- The Glory of Love
A Tony winner for his performances in City of Angels and Chicago, James Naughton is an entertainer of breathtaking range. He stretches his sardonic “angel’s wings” once again, taking on the repertoire of Randy Newman, whose pop songs and film scores have delighted and outraged audiences for decades.
Authentic is the best way to describe Jason Isbell. A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, he and his band are creating a sound that stays true to his roots and cuts close to the bone. Here he gives a rare intimate performance emphasizing his exquisite songwriting and personal story of a bad boy saved by love.
Live From Lincoln Center kicks off it's 40th season with The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". Full of murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is about a barber whose penchant for vengeance against a callous world leads him to make meat pies of his customers with the help of his landlady.
Nathan Lane stars as Chauncey Miles, a gay headline nance performer in the twilight of New York's burlesque era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, playwright Douglas Carter Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930’s New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life.
For the first time on Live From Lincoln Center, the curtain will be drawn back on one of the world’s premier ballet academies — the School of American Ballet — with the presentation of SAB’s 50th Annual Workshop Performances. The broadcast features an all-Balanchine program (including Serenade, and excerpts from Coppélia, Swan Lake, and Western Symphony) from its 50th annual showcase as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage, offering a close-up look at the ballet stars of tomorrow.
The School of American Ballet perform their 50th Annual Workshop.