On Sunday night, Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land debuted her new show, STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT at The Green Room 42, with Alan Muraoka (“Sesame Street”) at the helm. Scroll down for complete coverage.
Touching on genres ranging from rock, country, folk, light opera, big band and mariachi, Ms. Ward Land has found her ideal vocal match in her salute to the great Linda Ronstadt, one of this year’s Kennedy Center honorees.
Throughout the course of the evening, Ms. Ward Land traced her life to the songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s vast catalogue, and played guitar and oboe. The show featured special guests Catherine Porter (NEXT TO NORMAL) and Joel Waggoner (BE MORE CHILL), music supervision and arrangements by Andrew David Sotomayor (CURVY WIDOW) and vocal arrangements by Joel Waggoner.
EARLY MEDLEY- WHEN WILL I BE LOVED/THAT’LL BE THE DAY/SHOOP SHOOP
HEART LIKE A WHEEL/FAITHLESS LOVE
YOU’RE NO GOOD
SOMEONE TO LAY DOWN BESIDE ME
FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
FEELS LIKE HOME
PAIN OF LOVING YOU/SOMEWHERE OUT THERE/ALL MY LIFE/PIRATES OF PENZANCE
LONG LONG TIME
STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
The band featured Andrew David Sotomayor on the keys, Arei Sekiguchi on drums, Joel Waggoner on violin, Justin Rothberg on guitar, Jordan Jancz on cello and bass
Elizabeth Ward Land is known for her versatility across the entertainment industry. Her Broadway and tour credits include AMAZING GRACE, MEMPHIS, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, PASSION, CITY OF ANGELS, LES MISERABLES, THE MUSIC OF Andrew Lloyd Webber, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Off-Broadway, she was seen in CURVY WIDOW, SOUTHERN COMFORT, THE GREEN HEART and HELLO AGAIN. She has starred at many of the nation’s finest regional theaters, including The Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, The Alliance and GeVa. Film/TV: YOUNG ADULT, BOY MEETS GIRL, THE GATHERING; THE GOOD FIGHT, ELEMENTARY, THE BLACKLIST, BOARDWALK EMPIRE and MADAM SECRETARY. Her acclaimed debut CD, FIRST HARVEST, released by LMLMusic is available on ITunes. She is married to actor Ken Land; plays oboe, piano, guitar, and loves cats. www.ElizabethWardLand.com
“The Green Room 42 is Broadway’s newest urban entertainment cabaret club, that since its opening on Valentines day has featured Broadway names like Alice Ripley, Telly Leung, Josh Groban, Eva Noblezada, Lilias White, James Snyder The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley), Matt Doyle, Constantine Maroulis, and many more. Located on the fourth floor of YOTEL NYC, The Green Room 42 boasts a funky new vibe, and no food or beverage minimum- opening up the cabaret industry to an affordable, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for theatre people and theatre fans alike.”
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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