"The least celebrated, and in some ways the most brilliant, of Broadway lyricists was the late Marshall Barer, best known for his contribution to "Once Upon A Mattress", whose own life and behavior were as extravagant as his verbal inventions. Vocalist B.J. Ward's cabaret concert mines the rich and largely unexplored field of Barer rhymes, apothegms, and anecdotes. ("What good is happiness?" Barer once quipped. "You can't buy money with it.")" Michael Feingold, The Village Voice
Recording artist B.J. Ward returns to the Crazy Coqs. Her successful One-Woman Show, "Stand-Up Opera" has performed coast to coast in the U.S. She has two new albums, "Love Songs From The Movies", recorded with Jazz legend Donn Trenner. The face may not be familiar, but you have heard her voice on hundreds of commercials and as hundreds of cartoon characters (including Velma in "Scooby-Doo" and Betty Rubble in "The Flintstones"). BJ will be accompanied by pianist Simon Wallace, as she reprises the "Marshall Barer Songbook" along with surprise musical guests.