Lucy Maunder in Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black
Written by Nicholas Christo
Director Neil Gooding
Musical Director Daniel Edmonds / Isaac Hayward
Irving Berlin: Songs in The Key of Black
STARRING LUCY MAUNDER
The shadowy alleys and darkest dive saloons of Old New York City are born again by the ultimate lady of the night, Lucy Maunder (The Threepenny Opera, Doctor Zhivago, A Little Night Music) and The Bowery Bandsmen as they defiantly unplug and reboot the decadence and danger of last century's greatest song writer... Irving Berlin. Come to a Honky Tonk Palace of broken dreams and melodied memories of...
ALEXANDER'S RAG TIME BAND
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
WHAT'LL I DO?
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
I LOVE A PIANO
Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Lucy Maunder is exquisite. - timeoutsydney.com.au
Maunder sings most attractively with a velvety lower register and works gracefully. A model of sensual intelligence and her singing is very fine. - Sydney Morning Herald
Songs in The Key of Black is a love letter. To Irving, from Lucy. - crikey.com.au
It takes a certain indefinable quality to grab your audience and hold them spellbound on the rise and fall of your voice... It's called star power... - AussieTheatre.com
I would love to mention every song in which Lucy excelled but we don’t have the pixel ink so I'll confine to the Berlin standard 'What'll I Do'. In her capable hands the song smoulders and swirls and builds until half way through it escapes her like an animal cry and an audience already on the edge of their seat can do nothing but watch as her heart breaks.
This is a performer with a gift for interpreting lyrics and – clearly – a great love and understanding for the works of Irving Berlin.
I understand from conversations since that the show – directed with pinpoint accuracy to the right atmosphere by Neil Gooding – will be headed to venues in Sydney with the intention to tour.
We can but hope. If ever a show deserved to tour it’s this one! In fact Lucy, if you’re looking for a debut album, this is it.
Lucy Maunder performing alongside Daniel Edmonds in Irving Berlin – Songs in the Key of Black. Look for announcements and book tickets early. This is not a show you want to miss!
Starring Lucy Maunder
Nick Christo - Writer
Neil Gooding - Director
Daniel Edmonds - Musical Director