Maureen McGovern celebrates women singer/songwriters in her powerful new show from her forthcoming CD Sing, My Sisters, Sing! at the Rrazz Room on March 7 at 8 p.m.
Featuring MD-Pianist Jeff Harris, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! includes works by iconic women singer/songwriters who changed the texture of American popular music with their deeply personal and timeless songs, including works by Annie Lennox, Janis Ian, Carole King, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, and Kate & Anna McGarrigle, among others.
Tickets are available online at $40 for general admission, and $50 for VIP. The Rrazz Room is located at 6426 Lower York Road in New Hope.
Maureen McGovern marked the 40th anniversary of the release of her #1 Oscar-winning International Gold Record, “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure, which garnered her a Grammy Nomination in 1973 for “Best New Artist.” Maureen received her second Grammy Nomination in 1998 for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal” for her solo piano/voice album The Pleasure of His Company with jazz pianist Mike Renzi.
She was also a featured guest artist on the Grammy Award-winning Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers. Other hits include, “Can You Read My Mind“ from Superman, the Oscar-winning “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno and “Different Worlds” from the TV series Angie. Her many critically acclaimed recordings include tributes to George Gershwin, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers. Her current PS Classics CD, A Long and Winding Road has been praised by The New York Times as “A captivating musical scrapbook from the 1960’s to the early 70’s.”
In 2005, McGovern was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role as ‘Marmee’ in Little Women, The Musical on Broadway. In 1981, she made her Broadway debut as ‘Mabel’ in The Pirates of Penzance, then went on to star as ‘Luisa’ in Nine with Raul Julia and as ‘Polly Peachum’ in 3 Penny Opera with Sting. McGovern reprised her role as ‘Marmee’ in the 1st National Tour of Little Women, The Musical and starred as ‘Mrs. Anna’ in the Broadway revival National Tour of The King & I.
Regionally, she has starred in Elegies, Dear World, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Lion in Winter, Letters from ‘Nam and Of Thee I Sing-Let ‘Em Eat Cake, among others. She is currently performing her IRNE Award-winning “Best Solo Performance” one-woman musical memoir “Carry It On” (co-written and created with director, Philip Himberg). Her feature films include the role of ‘Sr. Angelina’ the guitar-strumming nun in the classic comedy Airplane and Airplane II, The Sequel. McGovern also played the nightclub singer in The Towering Inferno and the role of ‘Rachel’ in Dreamworks’ animated video/DVD Joseph: King of Dreams with Ben Affleck.
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