It Could Happen To You: A Valentine’s Celebration with Bob Stillman
World Financial Center Winter Garden (200 Vesey St., Manhattan)
It Could Happen To You is a bemused and soulful valentine to romance. The music, ranging from American Songbook standards to brilliant and quirky songs by current indie songwriters, trains a knowing eye on the ever-complicated, ever-simple story of what we go through when love happens to us. It stars singer/songwriter, pianist, and two-time Tony nominee Bob Stillman, joined by three genre-blending vocalists (Rachel Bay Jones, Martha Redbone, and Bryce Ryness) and three musicians (Sean Harkness, guitar; Danny Weller, bass; Tim McLafferty, drums), combining talents to span styles from cool jazz to bluegrass to old-school soul and rock. Songwriters include Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Burke & Van Heusen, Laura Nyro, Ben Folds, Joni Mitchell, Stephin Merritt, and Stevie Wonder. It Could Happen To You is a celebration of love in all its confusing, redeeming glory.