Since 1998, American Songbook has been celebrating the creative mastery and diversity of America’s songwriters in some of Lincoln Center’s most intimate venues. The series spans all styles and genres from folk music and Tin Pan Alley to the eclecticism of today’s singer-songwriters...
With his emotionally candid melodies and “genuine originality” (New York Times), Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. You could say his success was inevitable; Wainwright is, after all, the son of folk musicians Loudon ...
Blythely Ever After is a musical journey through the life of the tender, testosterone-filled tenor of the century, Blythely Oratonio. Known as the outrageous alter ego of renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, Oratonio takes you on a journey through his art and life in a mouthwatering musical cock...
More than 30 years ago, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session, recorded at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity, was like a whisper that cut through the noise—and it was compelling. The album stood out in the midst...
A musical-theater writer with “a knack for story and a taste for strange” (New York Times), Joe Iconis enjoyed an industry breakthrough when his song for NBC's Smash—“Broadway, Here I Come!”—was hailed by the New York Times as a new entry in the Great American Songbook. His rip-roaring shows with a ...
Singer-songwriter Ileana Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe, is no stranger to transformation. She rose to fame as part of the musically omnivorous Puerto Rican hip-hop group Calle 13, performing under the name “PG-13.” One of the most prominent Spanish-language groups of the last decade, Calle 13 wo...
After a career of making music in both the pop and classical worlds (Sia, American Ballet Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Group), Our Lady J—an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee and Peabody Award winner—returns to the New York stage. Her American Songbook performance will showcase her progression as a lyrici...
Across four decades, indie-pop icon Natalie Merchant has enjoyed a career of extraordinary independence and richness. After rising to fame at the helm of the popular folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs, Merchant enjoyed even greater success as a solo artist. Since leaving 10,000 Maniacs in 1993, she has r...
The words and music of Hawai‘i make their joyous American Songbook debut with a visit from singer-songwriter Kalani Pe‘a, a two-time Grammy Award winner for Best Regional Roots album. The classically trained tenor with a charming and dynamic onstage presence has won praise for his dedication to Hawa...
An unstoppable star, Ali Stroker made history as the first Broadway actress to use a wheelchair when she re-conceived the role of Anna in Deaf West's acclaimed 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. Her Broadway follow-up was even more groundbreaking: Stroker won instant acclaim and a devoted following f...
Singer, entertainer, and “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” Michael Feinstein celebrates ten years of his Jazz & Popular Song series with an all-star extravaganza. Capping off a historic run in The Appel Room, Feinstein now takes the show to Rose Theater for a grand reunion of the crème...
American Songbook returns with a globe-spanning, inclusive lineup of stars from Hawaii to Broadway and all points in between.
Son Lux members Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, and Ryan Lott—who perform in Lincoln Center's American Songbook on February 28—share a few of their current favorites and why they love them.
Are you "Livin' La Vida Loca" or "Livin' on a Prayer?"
For her upcoming American Songbook show, Martha Plimpton taps into the "real sense of justice and righteousness" in the songs of Aimee Mann.
Singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno performs February 27 as part of American Songbook.
One of Broadway and cabaret’s most glorious voices opens up about family, career, and her American Songbook concert.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest rock anthems of all time
On the eve of American Songbook 2019, music journalist Alison Fensterstock considers the many sides of artists.
Now in its 20th year, American Songbook keeps the setlist exciting.
An enduring legacy of hits that put the "soft" in rock
Rosanne Cash closes American Songbook's season with a concert in Rose Theater.
A performer's perspective on the beauty and importance of the well-crafted lyric
The 21st-century soul man combines his influences into a killer playlist.
Get to know Jackie Hoffman, who brings her irreverent sensibility to American Songbook on January 25.
In conjunction with American Songbook, music journalist James Gavin discusses the lasting legacy of Hoagy Carmichael.
Cloud Cult founder Craig Minowa reflects on the role music has played in his life.
American Songbook's new season encompasses our musical past, present, and future.
A conversation with the singer, songwriter, and arranger
John Paul White's career has been marked by a series of new beginnings.
The Broadway star stays in the moment.
The ultimate holiday shopping source for lovers of the performing arts.
The Nashville indie star picks tunes to inspire you in the kitchen.
Getting to know singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu, who performs as part of American Songbook 2017.
Michael Friedman looks back at the life and legacy of New York theater icon Elizabeth Swados.
Tanya Tagaq talks collaboration, bravado, and mac and cheese.
Author Rob Bowman discusses William Bell and the Stax Records sound.
Sutton Foster and Rhiannon Giddens conclude the 2017 season of American Songbook.
Joan Shelley, who makes her American Songbook debut on March 22, talks about seeing the world through the lens of songwriting.
A brief history of legendary musical storytellers Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire
In conjunction with American Songbook 2017, music critic Will Hermes examines the current state of the American song.
Okkervil River bandleader Will Sheff discusses his influences, evolution, and dream of traveling by hovercraft.
Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie uses her public platform to address serious issues.
Singer-songwriter and best-selling author Rosanne Cash speaks to soul legend William Bell.
Singer Jamie Lidell delves into his own past to impart practical advice for up-and-coming artists.
Andrew Lippa shares seven pieces of practical advice with aspiring musical theater writers.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell reminds us not to underestimate the power of fun.
Liz Callaway, Richard Maltby, and David Shire talk auditions, muses, and the American songbook.
Acclaimed composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa shares a few of his musical influences.
The Tony nominee shares his favorite recordings by five remarkable women.
The Grammy winner on her new album and her upcoming appearance at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook
A conversation between two mezzo-sopranos
Ten must-hear songs by the radiant, eccentric star
Americana favorite Hurray for the Riff Raff is the creation of frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra, a 26-year-old Bronx native who left home at an early age to travel the country before settling in New Orleans to play with a revolving cast of musicians. The band performed in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthous...
Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is dedicated to keeping the canon of popular American song up to date by spotlighting artists that expand the form with new interpretations and genres while celebrating its roots. Showcasing great songwriting—and the enduring power of the lyric—the series highlight...
The box office, located in the hall lobby at Broadway and 65th Street, sells tickets Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm and until 30 minutes after the start of any performance. Online Sales: Film Society, Juilliard School, Great Performers, American Songbo...
Located inside the hall lobby at Columbus Avenue at 64th Street, the box office is open Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm and Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm. Online Sales: Great Performers, American Songbook, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Fest...
This intimate performance space is located on the tenth floor of the Samuel B. & David Rose Building on West 65th Street. The Penthouse features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a wraparound balcony with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Lincoln Center campus. The venue is home to ...
Based on the design of a Greek amphitheater with adjustable tiers for multiple seating options, The Appel Room has one of New York City’s most dramatic and breathtaking backdrops: a 50’ by 83’ wall of glass overlooking Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the Manhattan skyline. ...
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educ...
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