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Thursday, March 17th, 2016

World on a String: The Swinging Songs of Broadway

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Debuts Arrangements of Tunes from
“Annie Get Your Gun,” “South Pacific,”
“West Side Story,” “Fiddler On The Roof,”
“The Producers” and more in


Featuring guest vocalist Kate Davis


April 14-16, 2016, 8:00pm in Rose Theater

New York, NY – March 17, 2016 – The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guest vocalist Kate Davis will debut arrangements of tunes from Broadway’s most beloved productions including “Annie Get Your Gun,” “South Pacific,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler On The Roof,” “The Producers” in a special concert event entitled World on a String: Swinging Songs of Broadway. World on a String: Swinging Songs of Broadway will take place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on April 14-16 at 8:00pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.


World on a String: Swinging Songs of Broadway will celebrate the famed avenue’s most talented, inventive, and sophisticated composers – including Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks – many with jazz-oriented roots. Harold Arlen wrote over 500 songs, including many for the stage as well as the classic “Over the Rainbow,” which was voted the No. 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin are two of the most significant American theatrical composers of the early 20th century, each having been represented on Broadway hundreds of times.

Gutsy songstress Kate Davis will share her own fresh spin on the standards, expertly arranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra including Walter Blanding, Chris Crenshaw, Victor Goines, Carlos Henriquez, Sherman Irby, Ali Jackson, Ted Nash, Marcus Printup and Kenny Rampton.


Tickets for World on a String: Swinging Songs of Broadway can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for select performances in Rose Theater are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Select concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live.  Click here for the complete season schedule.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:  Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier,
The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center,
United Airlines, and SiriusXM.


Please visit jazz.org for more information.