Stephen Holden on the Carolyn Leigh Tribute

How formidable an artist was Ms. Leigh? In her greatest lyrics, including “You Fascinate Me So” (Mr. Naughton), “(How Little It Matters) How Little We Know” (Ms. Boone), “Witchcraft” (the entire cast), she could go one-on-one with the best of Cole Porter and come up even.

The NYTimes weighs in on this weekend’s Carolyn Leigh tribute at the 92nd Street Y: “How formidable an artist was Ms. Leigh? In her greatest lyrics, including “You Fascinate Me So” (Mr. Naughton), “(How Little It Matters) How Little We Know” (Ms. Boone), “Witchcraft” (the entire cast), she could go one-on-one with the best of Cole Porter and come up even.”

(Photo: Karen Ziemba and Jay Leonhart performing in “I’ve Got Your Number,” part of the Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y)

3 Responses to Stephen Holden on the Carolyn Leigh Tribute

  1. cabaretduo says:

    I’m currently addicted to “Killing Time”, apparently the last song Leigh wrote (with Jule Styne melody).

    GORGEOUS (and sad).

    Matt Howe

  2. Jill says:

    Leigh’s among that swingin’ trio of gals (along w/ Dorothy Fields & Betty Comden) who inspire me immensely w/ their sophisticated/fun/wistful/witty wordplay. This sounds like such a great show.

  3. Caroline says:

    I am bummed I couldn’t make this. I’m a big fan of Karen Ziemba’s and I had planned to go, but I’ve been sick for a couple of weeks and I just couldn’t get there.

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