LIFE IS A BITCH at the Metropolitan Room

03.08.13| 7:00pm (one set)

New York, NY USA

LIFE IS A BITCH Celebrating the poetry and lyrics of Fran Landesman LIFE IS A BITCH is a collection of songs by Fran Landesman, the self-proclaimed "poet laureate of lovers and losers," best remembered as the lyricist of The Nervous Set, the world's first (and only) beatnik musical, which premiered in St. Louis in 1959 and later flopped on Broadway. Two numbers from the show, "All the Sad Young Men" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" were widely recorded and became jazz standards. The evening will consist of a musical assortment of Landesman collaborators, including Tommy Wolf, Alec Wilder, Bob Dorough, Roy Kral, Simon Wallace and John Simon, with a special nod to past singers who were champions of Fran's songs, like Jackie and Roy and Susannah McCorkle. Metropolitan Room 24 W 22nd St. NYC $25 cover/2 drink minimum - call for Reservations 212-206-0440


Directions

Metropolitan Room 24 W 22nd St. NYC F train to 23rd Street