Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jonathan Groff about his upcoming show “The Bobby Darin Story,” which is part of 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists series. We review Ann Morrison @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, and Up in the Cheap Seats with Ron Fassler & Friends @ Feinstein’s/54 Below.
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Guest: Jonathan Groff
New York Times Profile: Bobby Darin Who? Jonathan Groff Gets It Now by Elysa Gardner
January 20-22, 2018 @ Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
The songs of Darin in the key of Groff. Join us as two-time Tony nominee Jonathan Groff captures the magic of Bobby Darin.
Bobby Darin was the most captivating and versatile entertainer of his time. His too short but extraordinary life took him from his birthplace (blocks from 92Y) to the Brill Building, to stage and screen, through politics and pacifism, and more. Rock and roller, nightclub singer, prolific songwriter, dazzling entertainer … “Splish Splash” … “Dream Lover” … “Mack the Knife” … Jonathan Groff will conjure it all.
Featuring Jonathan Groff
Alex Timbers, director
Andy Einhorn, music director
Andrew Resnick, music director
David Pittu, vocals
George Salazar, vocals
Elena Shaddow, vocals
Stephanie Styles, vocals
Brian Pareschi, trumpet
Todd Groves, woodwinds
Jim Hershman, guitar
Michael Thurber, bass
Jared Schonig, drums
Chase Brock, musical staging
Dan Scully, projections
Jonathan is not on social media, but people tag him as #GroffSauce
Flashback, our previous interview of Jonathan: This Week on Broadway for May 25, 2011: Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff on Growing Up on The Ellen Show
— Peter talks briefly about Michael Lavine for sheet music. Here is a great interview of Michael:
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