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The Great Songs of Yip Harburg (part of Theater for the New City’s 2006 “Love’n’Courage” benefit)

The Great Songs of Yip Harburg (part of Theater for the New City’s “Love’n’Courage” benefit) (2006). At this third annual benefit for the renowned downtown Manhattan theatrical venue, held on February 13, 2006, a selection of songs with Yip’s lyrics was performed by Catherine Russell, Stephen Bogardus and Ben Harburg, accompanied by David Brunetti on piano. Deena Rosenberg narrated. Charles Busch and Julie Halston hosted the evening, reading Yip’s poems with great timing and panache. Proceeds went to Theater for the New City’s Emerging Playwrights Program as well as the Southern Rep Theater in New Orleans which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This DVD is not a commercial product but is available from the Yip Harburg Foundation.