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"Winter Rhythms," Returning to Urban Stages December 2-14, Features "The Songs of Stephen Cole" on December 3

Urban Stages will be bringing noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period for the sixth straight year. The acclaimed series, "Winter Rhythms," produced and programmed by award-winning musical theatre/cabaret veteran Peter Napolitano, benefits Urban Stages' outstanding Outreach Program, which brings over 300 free "arts in education" performances and workshops to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs.

"Winter Rhythms" will run December 2-14, 2014. A complete list of participating artists and events for the 2014 series will be announced soon but one special night has already been revealed to Serial Scoop.

"The Songs of Stephen Cole" will be featured on Wednesday, December 3. The all-star lineup includes George Dvorsky ("The Scarlet Pimpernel", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"), Klea Blackhurst ("Everything the Traffic Will Allow"), Marni Nixon (The King and I, West Side Story), Barbara Minkus ("The Education of Hyman Kaplan"), Sara Zahn ("Young At Heart"), Lynne Halliday ("A Whole Lotta Living") and Colleen Zenk (As the World Turns, Thurston).

Among the performers, musicians and writers who have donated their time and talent to participate in Winter Rhythms over the years are Leslie Uggams, Karen Akers, Christine Andreas, Karen Ziemba, Lynn Cohen, Robert Cuccioli, Adrianne Lenox, Tonya Pinkins, KT Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Marilyn Maye, Steve Ross, Joe Iconis, Glen Roven, Lauren Flanigan and hundreds more. Special events of past seasons included A Centennial Celebration of Mary Martin, A Salute to Singers/Songwriters of the 1970s, and Sinatra at the Movies.

Urban Stages is located at 259 West 30th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues). For more information, please visit

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