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What Makes It Great a Cole Porter Evening

02/25/19 | 7:30 pm

Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center

129 W 67th St Map

212-501-3330

$55


25-02-2019 12:00:00 25-02-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York What Makes It Great a Cole Porter Evening | 7:30 pm The witty and urbane Cole Porter joyfully pushed the envelope of musical theater in the 1920s, 30s and 40s with ultra-sophisticated, often risqué songs banned by the censors and adored by theatergoers. Unlike most of the 20th century's great songwriters, Porter grew up in a world of unbelievable wealth and privilege that included Yale, Harvard and astonishingly lavish travel. Yet beneath his socially perfect public persona was a hidden private life that influenced nearly all of his music and lyrics. Broadway stars Elizabeth Stanley and Michael Winther join Rob Kapilow for a musical tour through Porter's extraordinary life and career, as they take a fresh look at Porter's complex highbrow/lowbrow sensibility in classic songs like "You're the Top," "Night and Day," "All Through the Night" and "Begin the Beguine." Rob Kapilow reveals the origins of What Makes It Great? http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=353542 Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center

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The witty and urbane Cole Porter joyfully pushed the envelope of musical theater in the 1920s, 30s and 40s with ultra-sophisticated, often risqué songs banned by the censors and adored by theatergoers. Unlike most of the 20th century's great songwriters, Porter grew up in a world of unbelievable wealth and privilege that included Yale, Harvard and astonishingly lavish travel. Yet beneath his socially perfect public persona was a hidden private life that influenced nearly all of his music and lyrics. Broadway stars Elizabeth Stanley and Michael Winther join Rob Kapilow for a musical tour through Porter's extraordinary life and career, as they take a fresh look at Porter's complex highbrow/lowbrow sensibility in classic songs like "You're the Top," "Night and Day," "All Through the Night" and "Begin the Beguine." Rob Kapilow reveals the origins of What Makes It Great?

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