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

Overview

The Molly Blank Concert Series is back at the Breman! Three one-night-only concerts bring community partners together to highlight Jewish contributions to music. With an incredible variety of musical genres and world-renown talent, this season promises to entertain, delight and captivate. Please scroll down for more information on each individual performance and ticket information for these events.

Ticket Pricing

Season Tickets

Member Pricing: $120 Dollars

General Pricing: $150 Dollars

Individual Tickets

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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