It’s big week ahead for San Francisco fans of the Great American Songbook; a ‘Gershwin-win situation’, if you will.
Gershwin favorites including “I Got Rhythm” and “‘S Wonderful”—along with masterful choreography by Christopher Wheeldon—are featured in the Tony-winning An American in Paris, which opens at the Orpheum Theater. And here at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman—renowned for her performances of music from the Great American Songbook accompanied by symphony orchestras—will be performing two rare solo cabaret shows at on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16.
“There will definitely be some Gershwin on my program,” says Vroman, who regularly sings the brothers’ compositions in her appearances with symphony orchestras, earning critical praise
for ‘blending a powerful, clear, beautifully controlled sound and lovely interpretive details.’ Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, and Rodgers and Hammerstein will also be part of her repertoire.
After catching one of Vroman’s weekend performances, diehard Songbook fans will want to return to Feinstein’s on Monday the 18th, when cast members from An American in Paris will take to the cabaret stage in a benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.