Press Release

March 04, 2016

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Moves to the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse for Concerts in March

American Songbook

Contact: Marian Skokan


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Luluc (3/16); Anaïs Mitchell (3/17); The Cooper Clan All Together with Chuck, Eddie, Alex & Lilli Cooper (3/18);

The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway Sings Maltby & Shire (3/30); Imani Uzuri (3/31); Grace McLean (4/1)


NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2016) – The intimate Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse is the setting for the second part of Lincoln Center’s 2016 American Songbook series this March with six concerts ranging from folk and rock to Broadway, cabaret, and blues. Brooklyn-based Australian duo Luluc leads off, followed by folk singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell; Broadway family The Cooper Clan, featuring Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper and his children Lilli, Eddie, and Alex; Liz Callaway singing the songs of Maltby & Shire; composer and vocalist Imani Uzuri; and the multi-talented Grace McLean. With a seating capacity of just 225 and stunning city views, the Kaplan Penthouse allows performers to be heard in an intimate setting. Complimentary glasses of wine and bottled water are available and audience members who want to continue the evening can come to the American Songbook after-party with drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Tavern on the Green, for a specially-priced $100 ticket.  


Tickets are available at, via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, or at the Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Office. Premium $100 tickets, which include the after-party, are also available.  Visit


American Songbook in the Penthouse,

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor


Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:00 pm


Splitting time between their native Australia and their adopted home in Brooklyn, singer-songwriter Zoë Randell and guitarist Steve Hassett create “finely wrought modern folk tunes,” (Wall Street Journal) luxuriously serene music that floats above the normal rhythms of contemporary life. Having opened for Lucinda Williams, José González, and Fleet Foxes, the duo known as Lulu co-produced its 2014 album Passerby with The National’s Aaron Dessner, earning places on numerous “Best of 2014” lists.

Tickets start at $45


Thursday, March 17, 2016, 8:00 pm

Anaïs Mitchell

Over the past five years, the folk singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell has released four remarkable albums and assembled a starry entourage of collaborators that includes Jefferson Hamer, Ani DiFranco, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Whether she is on a dark exploration of American manhood or mining old English and Scottish ballads, the Vermont native has built a vast and personal mythology. Her folk opera Hadestown—a retelling of the Orpheus myth set in the Depression era—will be produced by the New York Theatre Workshop in spring 2016.

Tickets start at $45


Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:00 pm

The Cooper Clan All Together with Chuck, Eddie, Alex & Lilli Cooper

“All of our voices come from our ancestors,” the Tony Award?winning actor Chuck Cooper once said. “It’s in our DNA.” For one night only, Chuck, renowned for his gorgeous baritone and forceful presence on Broadway for nearly three decades, leads a long-awaited onstage family reunion featuring his equally exceptional children: Lilli (Spring Awakening, Wicked), Eddie (Little Shop of Horrors, Cinemax’s Banshee), and Alex, a multi-talented musician and artist.

Tickets start at $45


Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 8:00 pm

The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway Sings Maltby & Shire

A Broadway legend, recording star, and celebrated cabaret artist, Liz Callaway (Cats, Miss Saigon, Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center) pays homage to one of the great American songwriting teams for the stage and revisits, among many others, the songs that earned her a Tony nomination in 1984 for Baby. With her celebrated voice, Callaway illuminates an essential corner of the music theater repertoire.

Limited availability


Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8:00 pm

Imani Uzuri

The composer and vocalist Imani Uzuri has collaborated with an eclectic array of artists including Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Vijay Iyer, and Robert Ashley. Her breakthrough album The Gypsy Diaries, influenced by Sufi and Southern music, was recently released to overwhelming critical praise. Channeling Odetta, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Elizabeth Cotten, Marian Anderson, Vera Hall, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, and other transformative voices of the past, Uzuri spins a powerful evening of music inspired by black American vernacular traditions, accessed through her own rural North Carolina origins.

Tickets start at $45


Friday, April 1, 2016, 8:00 pm

Grace McLean

With her smoky, sunny voice, bottomless well of musical creativity, and inexhaustible charm, the electrifying singer, actress, and composer Grace McLean makes her triumphant return to Lincoln Center, where she performed last season as the winner of Prudential Investment Management’s Invest in the Future of American Song. Her recent onstage appearances include the Off-Broadway hits Brooklynite, Bedbugs!!!, and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.

Tickets start at $45


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Since its launch in 1998, American Songbook has been dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary achievements of the popular American songwriter from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. Spanning all styles and genres from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to the eclecticism of today’s songwriters working in pop, cabaret, rock, folk, and country, American Songbook traces the history and charts the course of the American song from its past and current forms to its future direction.  For a list of artists that have performed in American Songbook over the years, as well as the composers who have been honored by evenings of their music, please click here:


Artists and performances subject to change.




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Lead support for American Songbook provided by PGIM.


Major support for American Songbook is provided by Amy & Joseph Perella.


Endowment support provided by Bank of America.


Additional support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, The Shubert Foundation, Jill and Irwin B. Cohen, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.


Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.


Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and


About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award?winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit


About PGIM

PGIM is the global investment management business of Prudential Financial with $947 billion in assets as of September 30, 2015, and ranks among the world’s largest asset managers. Its businesses offer a range of investment solutions for institutional and retail investors around the world across asset classes, including fundamental equity, quantitative equity, public fixed income, private fixed income, real estate, and commercial mortgages. PGIM has offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, please visit


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Caption: Luluc
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The Cooper Clan All Together
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