Few songwriters are greeted as close friends as they walk the Manhattan streets. This lyricist was. Why wouldn’t he be? With Betty Comden, he put the words “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town” together and then went on to prove that for him it irrefutably was. Over three nights Klea Blackhurst will host singers like Karen Akers, Len Cariou, Robert Creighton, Carole J. Bufford, Lee Roy Reams, George Lee Andrews and KT Sullivan as they romp through the man’s crackerjack chapter in the Great American Songbook.
Sept. 25-27, 7 p.m., 2014