Andrew Zachary Cohen: That’s How It Goes
November 16, 2023
“Like Momma Rose on speed.” – Steven Silverstein, composer, MD, and AMDA faculty.
Following his inaugural cabaret and performance debut right here at 54 Below with the acclaimed and encored Don’t Ask the Lady, Andrew Zachary Cohen brings his singular talents back to our stage with That’s How it Goes. We can’t foresee what’s going to happen, but we can learn to take it in stride as so many great Broadway characters have. Navigating the stiff headwinds and recurring heartbreaks of a life in the theatre, Andrew explores how many of the earliest—but also some of the most contemporary—composers and lyricists guide the way to moving forward while singing a little ditty in the city. You’ll hear tunes from Jule Styne, Jerry Herman, Frank Wildhorn, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lerner & Loewe, a musical that just opened on Broadway in 2021, and more!
With special guest Brian Moore Johnson
Directed by two-time MAC winner Billy Recce
Music directed by Dan Pardo
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
The Eliza Doolittle of the musical theatre.
Mark Buchan, Rutgers University Professor
The storytelling was breezy and fun while remaining focused and concise, the flow of tunes effective, the musicians great, and Andrew terrific. It was a joyous tribute both to the leading ladies of Broadway and to the unique New York showtune bar scene that was unexpectedly moving.
Tim Splain, Associate Music Director, Phantom of the Opera national tour
Andrew and Billy and Steven really created a wonderful evening. We got to know Andrew as a person in the course of it; even more, it made us want to get to know him better. That is no small feat, and it is seldom achieved in an evening such as this. The song choices told a wonderful story, and the patter was, well, perfect.
Jim Morgan, Artistic Director, York Theatre Company
Dan Pardo Music Director