Pangea Restaurant and Bar

05.04.18| 7:00pm (one set)

New York, NY US

Back by popular demand - LIFE IS A BITCH —the poetry and lyrics of Fran Landesman Mary Foster Conklin - vocals John diMartino - piano Ed Howard - bass special vocal guest - John DiPinto Pangea Restaurant and Bar 178 2nd Ave, NYC (@12th Street) for additional information call 212-995-0900 Set at 7:00 $20 Cover in advance/ $25 at door + $20 food/drink minimum Mary Foster Conklin returns to Pangea to continue the celebration of Fran's 90th Birthday. LIFE IS A BITCH is an evening of songs by Fran Landesman, self-proclaimed “poet laureate of lovers and losers,” the Dorothy Parker of jazz lyrics, best remembered for The Nervous Set, the world's only beatnik musical, which flopped on Broadway, but two numbers “All the Sad Young Men” and “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” survived to become jazz standards. The evening includes collaborations with Tommy Wolf, Alec Wilder, Bob Dorough, Roy Kral, Simon Wallace and Richard Rodney Bennett. “Every joke has a switch/ Every joker a twitch/ Every high has a hitch/ Baby, life is a bitch.” “Full of salt and vinegar…with the intensity and tough humor of someone who might have lived on the bohemian fringe in the late ’40s and ’50s, when the word ‘hip’ meant something.” Stephen Holden, New York Times "Ravishing words and music presented with knowing dramatics and warm intelligence” Michael Dale.


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