Thursday, January 16, 2014

A night out at the Carlyle

This week, I revisited my old NYC neighborhood to see Sutton Foster perform at the Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side. I'm a huge fan of her work—and loved her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes last year—so it was a real treat to hear her sing in such a gorgeous and intimate space.

Accompanied by her long-time pianist/music director Michael Rafter, she performed a mix of Broadway classics (like "I Get a Kick Out of You" from Anything Goes) to more nostalgic songs (like "Georgia on My Mind," an ode to the state she was born in and raised). But my absolute favorite tune was her hilarious and playful rendition of "Air Conditioner" by Christine Lavin. The lyrics detail the number one quality she looks for in a New York City man: "All you need is an air conditioner." :) I laughed out loud.

You can listen to the song here.
Sutton Foster's next role.
PS—A beautiful Carlyle Hotel wedding.

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  1. OMG I am laughing at Christine Lavin... do you like her? My family loves her and we went to several of her concerts. Sounds like a fun night out!

  2. Really? That is too funny! I had never heard that song before, but now I'm obsessed. I'll have to listen to more of her stuff! :)

  3. Yes -- really cute stuff. If you like that folky/jokey music, you'll like it.