Katrina Lenk, R&H Goes Pop! (Photo courtesy of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.)
Craving Rodgers & Hammerstein? Katrina Lenk is the latest Broadway star to join the ranks in the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization’s R&H Goes Pop! Video series, as she performs a contemporary version of “Something Good” from the 1965 film version of The Sound of Music.
“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s songs still resonate today because of their truthful lyrics and the sincerity of their melodies,” said Lenk. “‘Something Good’ is a song that sometimes gets overlooked when thinking of The Sound of Music. It was written for the film, and it’s a brief moment in the middle of an epic musical, but it’s a wild, aching idea encased in a tender little melody: wrestling with the bittersweet weight of redemption. Music Director James Sampliner, Choreographer Sara Gibbons, Director Ellen Maynard and I worked closely together to explore this idea in the arrangement and music video.”
Written by Richard Rodgers, “Something Good” features music direction and arrangements by James Sampliner and is performed by Katrina Lenk (vocals, violin), David A. Nelson (guitar), Jared Schonig (drums), and Alexandra Eckhardt (double bass). The music video features direction by Ellen Maynard/The Fleet NYC and choreography by Sara Gibbons. The music video was shot in October 2019.
Lenk was starring on Broadway as Bobbie in the highly-anticipated revival of Company (co-starring Patti LuPone) before performances were suspended due to COVID-19. She also starred as Dina in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning production of The Band’s Visit. She earned a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Emmy Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, Chita Rivera Award nomination, Drama League Award nomination, Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award, and a Clarence Derwent Award for Breakout Female of the Year.