Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Friersonâ€™s Me & Ella is a valentine to the â€śFirst Lady of Song.â€ť Ms. Friersonâ€™s personal storytelling and song stylings provide a loving glimpse into why Ellaâ€™s music, heart and determination to overcome the challenges in her life and career continue to inspire. Me & Ella was featured last season as part of the Yorkâ€™s Developmental Reading Series and commemorates the centennial of the legendary songstress.
The Yorkâ€™s New2NY series is similar to its Musicals in Mufti series of simply-staged concert performances of musical gems from the past. However, New2NYâ€”as its name indicatesâ€”focuses on new musicals, providing a stage between developmental lab and full production. Previous shows in the series have included In Transit (which opened on Broadway last season), The Times, Larry Grossmanâ€™s Compose Yourself!, and this seasonâ€™s Mark Felt: Superstar and How to Be an American!.
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