"She is a STAR!"

- BroadwayWorld

“Spectacular!”- Times Square Chronicle

Why CAN’T a Woman…? is an “honest-to-goodness work of art” (BroadwayWorld) – featuring one of a kind piano & voice arrangements by renowned music director Ron Abel of Broadway tunes and songbook standards, linked together with passages by female authors & classic heroines from Lianne’s well-worn bookshelves.

Jane Eyre sets a new scene for a Sondheim lyric,
Maya Angelou turns up the heat for Cole Porter,
and Dorothy Parker satirizes a Sinatra tune. 

Book this “spectacular, intriguing evening” as a special dinner & show event, hit nightclub act, or gala fundraiser for children’s literacy or women in business. Let’s celebrate all the hats that women wear with a show that speaks across generations, and recall the books who helped you love who you are.

 Contact 4LMDBookings@gmail.com for additional information, press release and tech rider.

Read the full review of “Why CAN’T a Woman…?” on  BroadwayWorld

(Live photos by Matt Baker)

Lianne Marie Dobbs has headlined and filled the rooms at 54Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael, Blue Strawberry, and The Green Room 42. She has also soloed with the San Francisco Symphony in an evening of Gershwin and toured the country performing leading roles in productions of Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables, Always… Patsy Cline, and Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies. Some may recognize her from The Equalizer, Law & Order, and The Gilded Age. In 2020, BroadwayWorld named her as one of the best vocalists of the decade and in 2022 her solo show at 54Below as named a highlight of the year. 

RON ABEL is Lianne’s music director and arranger, whose accolades include: LA Critics Circle Award Winner and L.A. Weekly Award Winner for his original compositions and unique arrangements of Broadway hits for orchestras and singers. He has been the music director and arranger for albums with Helen Reddy, and on-stage music director for Lucie Arnaz,  Peter Allen, Joely Fisher, Valarie Pettiford, Shirley Jones and John Lloyd Young. 

Broadway Songs & Sassy Standards Include: