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JEFF HARNAR: I KNOW THINGS NOW (My Life in SONDHEIM’S Words)
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 7:00PM
Laurie Beechman Theatre
West Bank Cafe,407 West 42nd Street
$40 cover + $25 food/beverage minimum (tickets are non-refundable)-$30 for MAC Members*
In a dazzling tapestry of over 25 songs – from familiar anthems like “Being Alive” and “Losing My Mind” to rarities like Dick Tracy’s “Live Alone and Like It” and “More,” Jeff Harnar weaves Sondheim’s songs into an original narrative, reimagining them for an LGBTQ+ audience, while renowned jazz artist Jon Weber recasts them in a jazz idiom in a radical reinvention of Sondheim’s harmonies, one that the composer himself – upon seeing the show onstage – not only endorsed but encouraged. The show is Directed by Sondra Lee. The critically-acclaimed studio album of the show was released this June by PS Classics.
“IF YOU CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE CABARET SHOW I KNOW THINGS NOW IS THE ONE.”
Times Square Chronicles
“THE GREATEST CABARET SHOW I HAVE EVER ATTENDED.”
“Ingenious … singularly special.”
The New York Sun
“A mater of his craft at the top of his game”
Music Theatre Review London 5 STARS
“Stratospheric… a magnificent show.”
“ … a thing of wonder, a show of powerful storytelling - unforgettable, impeccable, and completely original.”
JEFF HARNAR is an award-winning cabaret, concert and recording artist. His Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. Jeff’s PBS televised concerts include “The 1959 Broadway Songbook” and “American Songbook: Stephen Sondheim” (co-starring KT Sullivan). Jeff has won multiple MAC, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards and The Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. I KNOW THINGS NOW My Life in Sondheim’s Words (PS Classics) is Jeff’s fifth solo album.
Jazz pianist JON WEBER has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition - scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon’s music, and his newest critically-acclaimed release, SIMPLE COMPLEX, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR’s “Piano Jazz with Jon Weber” after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland.
*Discount code for MAC Members is MACNYC22. All members must show current membership cards upon entry to the theatre.