Julie, Julie, Julie Budd, That Is – In New York Club Debut
By Ellis Nassour
After her incredible teen years as an emerging star and after appearing in films, TV variety programs and concerts worldwide, megavoiced recording artist [The New Classics] Julie Budd is finally making her long overdue Metropolitan Room debut on May 11 and 12 with a tribute to one of the female pillars of Broadway songwriting, A Tribute to Dorothy Fields.
Budd appeared with the likes of Ole Blue Eyes, Carol Burnett, Liberace, often with Marvin Hamlisch and in over a 100 appearances on the Merv Griffin Show. She’ll be accompanied by a quartet under the direction of famed arranger/pianist to numerous recording legends, Herb Bernstein [who’s worked with Budd since she was 12!].
Miss Fields collaborated with Cy Coleman, the Gershwins, Kern and Jimmy McHugh. Among her Broadway shows are Sweet Charity, Two for the Seesaw and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She was honored with Tonys. Miss Fields and Kern won a 1935 Best Song Oscar for "The Way You Look Tonight" from Astaire/Rogers’ Swing Time. It went became a cherished classic, recorded by a Who’s Who of stellar artists. With her equally-acclaimed brother Herbert, she wrote the book for Annie Get Your Gun.
She penned more than 400 songs, among them "Big Spender," "Hooray for Love," "I Can’t Give You Anything But Love," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "It’s Not Where You Start,""Make the Man Love Me," "Nobody Does It Like Me" and the perennial classic "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
For more on Miss Fields, read Charlotte Greenspan’s lively biography Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical [Oxford University Press] and/or visit the Broadway Stars Discussions column of October 7, 2010.
The music charge for Julie Budd’s A Tribute to Dorothy Fields is $25, with a two-beverage minimum. Shows are at 7 P.M. To reserve, call (212) 206-0440 or log on at www.metropolitanroom.com.
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