I Don't Know Enough About You (2019)

Women lyricists and composers contributed many of the most famous songs to Broadway, Hollywood, and jazz during the 20th century. I Don’t Know Enough About You celebrates the work of these songwriters with music and anecdotes. This lively musical revue provided information about the lives of these women along with examples of their songs. 

Vocalists Lena Seikaly, Adam LaSalle, and Hadiyyah Noelle Smith performed music by these amazing women accompanied by guitarist Steve Herberman, bassist Eliot Seppa, and drummer Frank Russo. 

You can read the full show narration here.

Song list:

  • Down Hearted Blues (Words by Alberta Hunter, Music by Lovie Austin) 

  • I Know That You Know (Words by Anne Caldwell, Music by Vincent Youmans) 

  • Can’t We Be Friends (Music by Kay Swift, Words by Paul James) 

  • Backwater Blues (Words and music by Bessie Smith) 

  • You Oughta Be In Pictures (Music by Dana Suesse, Words by Edward Heyman)

  •  Willow Weep for Me (Words and music by Ann Ronell) 

  • Just For A Thrill (Words and music by Lil Hardin Armstrong and Don Raye)

  • The Way You Look Tonight (Words by Dorothy Fields, Music by Jerome Kern)

  • How High The Moon (Words by Nancy Hamilton, Music  by Morgan Lewis) 

  • What A Difference A Day Made (Music by Maria Grever, Words by Stanley Adams) 

  • I Don’t Know Enough About You (Words and music by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour) 

  • Just in Time (Words by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Music by Jule Styne) 

  • God Bless the Child (Words and music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.)

  •  The Morning After (Words by Dory Langdon Previn, Music by Harold Arlen) 

  • Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Words by Fran Landesman, Music by Tommy Wolf) 

  • When in Rome (Words by Carolyn Leigh, Music by Cy Coleman) 

  • The Windmills of Your Mind (Words by Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Music by Michel LeGrand) ​

Celebrating Women Songwriters of
Broadway, Hollywood and Jazz

I Don't Know Enough About You

Composer & Lyricist Spotlight

1867-1936

Anne Caldwell

1894-1937

Bessie Smith

1885-1951

Maria Grever

1895-1984

Alberta Hunter

1898-1971

Lil Hardin Armstrong

1897-1993

Katharine Faulkner "Kay" Swift

1905-1974

Dorothy Fields

1905-1993

Ann Ronell

1908-1985

Nancy Hamilton

1909-1987

Nadine Dana Suesse

1915-1959

Billie Holiday

1917-2006

Betty Comden

1920-2002

Peggy Lee

1925-2012

Dory Previn

1926-1983

Carolyn Leigh

1927-2011

Fran Landesman

b. 1929

Marilyn Bergman

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City in a Swamp is a Washington D.C.-based political satire theater company. Musical comedy mixed with beltway humor.