Lorna Luft in "Accentuate the Positive"

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Lorna Luft in "Accentuate the Positive"

Mon, February 11, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$20.00 - $35.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Lorna Luft in "Accentuate the Positive"
Lorna Luft in "Accentuate the Positive"
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce the return of Lorna Luft to the stage. There will be two shows at 7 and 10:30pm on Monday, June 9. (The late show will preclude the regularly scheduled“Jim Caruso’s Cast Party,” which will resume the following week.)

In October 2013, Lorna hosted a record breaking two-night benefit concert for the Actors Fund, “Lorna’s Pink Party,” which raised over $150,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and cancer research charities. Lorna was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in Dec 2012. After treatment she is cancer-free and ecstatic to be bringing “Accentuate the Positive” to Birdland!

“Accentuate the Positive” will include many beloved standards, and in a special section, will pay tribute to Johnny Mercer, who has been called “America’s poet,” and was a close family friend. Mercer, who won 4 Academy Awards, also wrote the lyrics to Judy Garland’s television theme song. The song became “Lorna,” which Judy Garland sang to her daughter on her television show.

Lorna has had starring roles in both television and film and has enjoyed numerous successes on the stage across the globe, including Broadway and the West End. She starred in the blockbuster UK premiere production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical, and reprised the same role on the first national tour (directed by Walter Bobby), and at the Papermill Playhouse (directed by Marc Bruni, who recently directed Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.)

Concurrent with her theatrical career, Lorna is a gifted live performer frequently featured as a concert artist at the world’s most prestigious venues including: The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden,Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, and L’Olympia in Paris...to name just a few. Her highly acclaimed multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me—The Judy Garland Songbook, melds one of the world‘s most familiar songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter. Songs My Mother Taught Me, which Variety called “a rousing, dramatically riveting musical event,”was awarded two Los Angeles Theatre Alliance Ovation Awards (Best World Premiere Musical & Best Musical Direction). The Los Angeles Times called her performance “heart-stopping and thrilling… an incandescent revelation not to be missed.”
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/