In 1987 she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” in Les Miserables with a dramatic intensity not since matched, neither on stage nor screen. Switching moods in 1990, she nailed the Tony for, among other things, the comic intensity of “You Can Always Count on Me.” Figure on getting her in both modes with this appearance: Billed as “from Canarsie,” she celebrates her home borough by focusing on songs written by fellow Brooklynites Betty Comden, Carole King, Barry Manilow, Harry Nilsson, and George Gershwin, whom many know as a Lower East Side/Riverside Drive kid.
Mon., Feb. 17, 7 p.m.; Wed., March 5, 9:30 p.m., 2014
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