Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward
Tony award-winning actress Christine Ebersole and Obie award-winning actor Edward Hibbert grace the Adelphi University stage in their ode to Noel Coward. Devised and written by Barry Day (based on “The Letters of Noël Coward”), the two starts shine in this theatrical tribute, which interweaves music and letters between Coward and his famous friends (newly collected in Day’s critically-acclaimed book).
Friday, May 10, 8 p.m. $15-$45. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. (516) 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.
The pop/jazz vocalist performs standards from the Great American Songbook when he brings his new show, “Making Love Songs,” to the Landmark on Main Street theater. He’ll captivate his audience with his infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. DeSare’s takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of country’s hottest young singers.
Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m. $50 and $45. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The renowned singer and actress dubbed “The High Priestess of the American Songbook,” returns to the area with her latest show, “Smile.” Featuring music director Shelly Markham on piano, guitarist Jack Cavari and Jered Egan on bass, her newest concert presents yet another take on the chanteuse’s dramatic flair. Hear such songs such as “Are You Havin’ Any Fun?” and “Ain’t We Got Fun?,” “Zing a Little Zong,” a novelty from the 1952 Bing Crosby movie Just for You, and a medley of “Sometimes I’m Happy, I Wanna Be Happy”and “It All Depends on You.”
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $52 and $42. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (516) 299-3100 or (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.