BARBARA McCARTHY:  "By George" - Songs of George Gershwin

BARBARA McCARTHY: “By George” - Songs of George Gershwin

with REGAN RYZUK at the piano

Danny’s Skylight Room
346 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues)
November 19 & 17, 2004

BARBARA McCARTHY knows her Gershwin. In her new show at Danny’s
Skylight Room
, “By George” - Songs of George Gershwin, she combines
20 songs with amusing anecdotes and history from the life of the
musical genius. Included in her repertoire are all-time favorites,
such as “Funny Face,” “S’Wonderful,” “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t
Take That Away From Me,”
and “Embraceable You.” She does a smattering
of many and effortlessly slips into a variety of styles with her
smooth, controlled tones. But when she performs a full song like
“How Long Has This Been Going On?” or “Someone To Watch Over Me,”
then you get the opportunity to savor the depth and range of this
talented lady’s voice. McCarthy and Gershwin, accompanied by some
impressive piano playing by Regan Ryzuk, make a pleasing partnership.

- Laurie Lawson -

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