2020 Molly Blank Concert Series: On The Sunny Side of the Street
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2020 Molly Blank Concert Series: On The Sunny Side of the Street


EVENT POSTPONED

Your health and well-being are our first priority, so we know that you won't be surprised that we are postponing the last two programs of the Molly Blank Concert series until the fall.
We will reschedule both performances as we continue to evaluate the best path forward. We hope that most of you will keep your tickets until the concerts can be rescheduled.


If you purchased a ticket you should receive an email soon letting you tell us what you want to do with your ticket. If you did not receive this email please email Cameron@thebreman.org to let us know what you would like to do with your ticket.


Ticket Pricing

Member Pricing: $50 Dollars 

General Pricing: $60 Dollars

*Ticketing Fees Apply to All Ticket Transactions

 

The Concert

4 PM Reception | 5 PM Performance

February 16

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Celebrate Mom with the music of Dorothy Fields, a lyricist, and author who wrote innumerable classic Broadway hits, and learn how this trailblazing songwriter's Jewish heritage impacted her artistry. Enjoy tunes like, "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Big Spender", and "If My Friends Could See Me Now". This performance is produced by Atlanta Audible


The Breman will celebrate Mother’s Day with “On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Songs of Dorothy Fields.” A lyricist and author, Fields became one of the few women who worked in the 1920s and 1930s songwriting field to create multiple standards in musical theater. As a lyricist, Fields wrote with Jerome Kern. As a librettist, she wrote the book for Annie Get Your Gun and collaborated with Irving Berlin. Across her career, she worked closely with many more Broadway greats, including Fred Astaire, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Cole Porter, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Richard Rodgers and Gwen Verdon.

“Unlike many peers, Fields managed to stay relevant late into her career, through the 1960s, writing Sweet Charity along with Neil Simon and Cy Coleman, and Bob Fosse directing the show,” said Adam Koplan, a New York City and Atlanta-based writer/director and the founding artistic director of The Flying Carpet Theatre Company. “When the Songwriters' Hall of Fame began its induction ceremonies in 1971, it included some of the most well-known names in American music: Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The only woman in the group was Dorothy Fields.”

Koplan, who has directed numerous productions in Atlanta, including several at the Breman, over the years, is writing, directing and co-producing the show with Atlanta Audible. If not for Fields, he said, we wouldn’t have some of the best-known songs in American theater.

The concert will blend songs as well as amusing and poignant anecdotes, painting a picture of Fields’ genius and trailblazing accomplishments. The cast and band, featuring seven accomplished local musicians and musical theater veterans, will play classic tunes from her song list, such as “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “You Can’t Get a Man With A Gun,” “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.”

 

This event series is made possible by


Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.


 

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