A Conversation with Nancy And Beth


Greta Rainbow was the assistant producer and editor for this episode of American Standards

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From WNYC and WQXR, American Standards is an unparalleled showcase for this timeless music spanning the entire history of the songbook, from early Tin Pan Alley recordings to interpretations by contemporary artists.



Nancy And Beth is the musical act of Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt, 30 years apart in age and exactly in sync on stage. Their take on American Standards is fueled by their love for George Jones, Irving Berlin, Aretha Franklin and others. And for the two performers, that love manifests in completely whacky choreography and charisma.

Paul Cavalconte sits down with “the most avant-garde show to play the Café Carlyle in recent memory,” to discuss their musical inspirations, dream additions to the American Songbook, and their second run at the Café Carlyle, through May 25.