The upcoming 35th season of the 92nd Street Y's "Lyrics & Lyricists" series, which celebrates the words and music of the Great American Songbook, will consist of five shows designed by five different artistic directors, including tributes to and appearances by Sheldon Harnick and Betty Comden.
The season will open with André De Shield's tribute to African-American songwriter Andy Razaf (Nov. 20-22). Next, musical-theatre historian Robert Kimball will honor Academy Award-winning lyricist Mack Gordon (Jan. 29-31). From Feb. 26-28, conductor and musical director Rob Fisher will team up with Sheldon Harnick for a look at Harnick's own songs. To commemorate Women's History Month, journalist and playwright Deborah Grace Winer will celebrate the centenary of the only major-league female songwriter of her time, Dorothy Fields (March 19-21). And to close the season, Paul Trueblood, longtime music director for Betty Comden and the late Adolph Green, will pay tribute to the pair, with a special appearance by Comden (May 14-16).
All shows are presented Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2:30 and 8 pm, and Mondays at 2 and 8 pm. Individual tickets are $45 and $55; subscriptions to the entire series are $250.