Steve Ross 'Gotta Have Hart and Hammerstein'

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Last Show: Thursday 1 st January 1970

Legendary US cabaret singer-pianist and Pheasantry favourite, Steve Ross, returns to Chelsea with his new show, celebrating two of Broadway's greatest lyricists, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. In this programme, Steve compares and contrasts songs with lyrics by Lorenz Hart and those written by Oscar Hammerstein, II. Hart, the urbane bard of the bitter-sweet, writing almost exclusively with Richard Rodgers, dazzles with his sophisticated wordplay and touching vulnerability in songs like Glad To Be Unhappy, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Johnny One Note and Isn’t It Romantic? And Hammerstein, who began as one of the great operetta wordsmiths (Lover Come Back To Me) and as Jerome Kern’s collaborator (All the Things You Are) matches the brilliant melodies of Rodgers with his heartfelt, supremely theatrical lyrics in songs like Younger Than Springtime, When the Children are Asleep and This Nearly Was Mine.   

"The undisputed monarch of Manhattan cabaret."

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