Lyricists Dorothy Fields and Sheldon Harnick subjects of Sunday concert at Oldcastle
BENNINGTON, VT. >> L'Ensemble chamber musical group will present "Pick Yourself Up," an afternoon of songs with lyrics by Broadway and Hollywood greats Dorothy Fields and Sheldon Harnick, 3 p.m. Sunday Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St.
Performing will be L'Ensemble founder and artistic director, soprano Ida Faiella; David Lahm, piano; Bruce Williamson, woodwinds; and David Finck, bass.
One of the first successful Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood female songwriters, Fields wrote more than 400 songs for Broadway musicals and films, including "Roberta" and "Swing Time," with its classic "The Way You Look Tonight," which earned Fields and composer Jerome Kern team an Oscar for Best Song. Fields' many Broadway successes include "Redhead" and "Sweet Charity," and the book for "Annie Get Your Gun," which she co-wrote with her brother, Herbert.
At age 91, Harnick is not resting on laurels that include three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. This theater season alone, he has been involved with five productions of his work, including the current Broadway revivals of "Fiddler on the Roof" and "She Loves Me"; a reconstructed "Rothschild & Sons," recently performed off-Broadway; "A Wonderful Life," a 2015 production at the Goodspeed Opera House; and a new opera about Lady Bird Johnson, which will have its premiere in Texas this month.
Ticket information is available at oldcastletheatre.org or by phone (802) 447-0564.
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