Before Cy Coleman was a noted composer of such shows as Little Me, Sweet Charity, Barnum and On the Twentieth Century, he was the favorite of the New York jazz scene. Now, for the first time, Cy and his fellow musicians play the scores of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s hit show Jamaica in addition to songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hits Flower Drum Song and South Pacific. The works from the latter production have been taken from rare transcription recordings, and are making their first debuts since being recorded in the early 1950s. It’s 50s jazz at its finest! Pre-Order your copy HERE.
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The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra along with the Musical Theater Project will collaborate for the third time to present Big Spender! The Cy Coleman Songbook.
Broadway meets jazz in this toe tapping multi-media concert. The “George Gershwin of his time“, Cy Coleman (1929-2004) found success on stage and in popular music. His dynamic scores include Sweet Charity, The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, and On the Twentieth Century to name but a few. His swinging tunes have been covered by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and many more. CJO will celebrate this staple of the Great American Songbook with dazzling still images, rare film clips and show-stopping performances. Jan 28 & Jan 29 Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square. Click HERE for tickets and information.