Shana Farr - The Songbook of Julie Andrews

In 'Whistling Away the Dark'

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Last Show: Saturday 5 th March 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Shana Farr is back with her 5-star tribute show to Julie Andrews that has been performed all over the U.S. and in London. Inspired by the rich collection of lyrics and melodies that have become synonymous with Julie Andrews, award-winning songstress, Shana Farr weaves together an evening of songs that represent not only great American standards by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, the Gershwins, and the Sherman Brothers, but also beautiful numbers by Henry Mancini, Arthur Schwartz, Jimmy van Heusen, Noël Coward and more.

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"Whistling Away The Dark is an excellent Julie Andrews tribute.”

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Farr brings her own voice and interpretations to these timeless songs that help her pay tribute to a performer she holds in high regard. She celebrates the story about how a young English star became America’s sweetheart and influenced the great songwriters of both Broadway and Hollywood.  

Shana is a classically trained actress/singer and award-winning cabaret/concert performer who has played at venues such as Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Theater, Feinsteins at The Regency, Feinsteins/54 Below,  Birdland Jazz Club, Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, and The Missouri Theatre as well as London's Crazy Coqs and The Pheasantry to name a few.
She has performed leading roles in musical theater, operettas and plays. New York highlights are: Ruth in Blithe SpiritMarion Paroo in The Music Man, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, Miss Lucy in Sweet Bird of YouthLaurey Williams in Oklahoma!, Melissa Gardner in Love Letters, the title role of Princess Ida, Princess Margaret in The Student Prince, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen Of The Guard at venues including New York City Center, McCarter Theater, York Theatre Company, Rhynsburger Theatre, and with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera amongst others.

Shana is the recipient of a Bistro Award for Outstanding Concept Show that she originated and produced, In The Still of The Night - all music and words of Noël Coward and Cole Porter. She has received two Mabel Mercer Foundation Awards: the Julie Wilson Award given to a rising star in cabaret; and the Donald F. Smith Award for her "all-encompassing, critically acclaimed and joyously received achievements in musical theater, operetta, drama and recordings." Her solo concert/cabaret productions have been received with accolades all over the US and abroad. She has been lauded for her tribute show to the songbook of Julie Andrews, Whistling Away the Darkher tribute show to the songbook of Barbara Cook, It's Not Where You Starther duet show with the renowned Prince of Cabaret Steve Ross, We're Old Fashioned: The Jerome Kern Songbookher salute to Tony Award-winning musicals, Lullaby of Broadway, an autobiographical show, Dreamingand many more. 

In addition to her stage and concert career, Shana Farr has been seen on film and television both taped and live. Recently, she hosted several live, virtual interviews with Sir Ian McKellen, F. Murray Abraham, John Andrews, OBE, and author, Robert Windeler. 

Her debut album Out Of The Shadows was released in November 2012 with a live performance and celebration held at The Players with a glowing review from the Wall Street Journal saying “Her voice is bright, strong and true. . .and Ms. Farr is probably the most convincing younger American to sing Noël Coward.”