Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Patti LuPone and More Set Provincetown Dates This Summer
Since launching the series two years ago in Provincetown, Broadway @ The Art House's success has most recently spawned runs in New Orleans, Sydney, Melbourne, this June in London and this coming fall/winter in Santa Monica.
Hosted again this summer by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky, this season's Provincetown Broadway @ The Art House series will run from June 28th through September 8th. In between, the lineup includes the following artists performing solo shows, with Rudetsky at the piano:
Joanna Gleason, Tony Winner for Into The Woods will combine in each performance the East Coast premiere of a one act play BLOOM, written for her by Michael Patrick King (creator of Sex and The City & Two Broke Girls) with a second act of songs, June 28 & 29.
Sutton Foster, a two-time Tony-winner for the recent Anything Goes and previously for Thoroughly Modern Millie, and star of the ABC Family TV series Bunheads, July 4 & 5.
Audra McDonald, five-time Tony Award winner for Carousel, Ragtme, Master Class, A Raisin in the Sun, and the recent Porgy and Bess on Broadway and star of TV's Private Practice, July 21 & 22
Sam Harris, star of Broadway's The Producers, Grease and The Life, also the first ever Grand Champion of TV's Star Search, starred in Town Hall concert in P-Town last year, returns to town on Aug. 3 & 4.
Christine Ebersole, 2x Tony-winner as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens, and as Dorothy Black in the revival of 42nd Street, Aug. 17 & 18.
Megan Hilty, break-out star of NBC's Smash and of Broadway's Wicked and 9 to 5: The Musical, Aug. 24 & 25.
Patti LuPone, legendary two-time Tony winner for creating the title role of Evita on Broadway, as Rose in the revival of Gypsy, among many other roles, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1.
Chita Rivera, legend and two-time Tony winner as Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Anna in The Rink, also originated the Broadway roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma in Chicago, Liliane in Nine, and many others, Sept. 7 & 8.
The stellar summer lineup also includes four of the brightest stars of Comedy, Drag/Variety, Pop/ Rock. On Memorial Day Weekend, folk-rocker Melissa Ferrick returns this time with her band to open the season May 25 & 26. The Indie maverick and major label veteran is a 6-time Boston Music and GLAMA winner and has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Weezer and Ani DiFranco. Joining her on the Holiday weekend bill is fellow P-town favorite, comedian Judy Gold. She is a Drama Desk and GLAAD Award winner for 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, and host of TV's Mom's Night Out, Tru TV Presents World's Dumbest, has been a guest host of ABC's The View and frequent guest on The Joy Behar show and star of numerous Comedy Central and HBO specials.
Well-Strung: the Singing String Quartet. A hit last summer at this theater for its unique 'mash-up of string quartet and boy band,' the group features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on both classical and pop repertoire. Called the "hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lewis in The Hunger Games" by the New York Daily News, Well-Strung returns hot off of two recent hit productions Off-Broadway in New York and a new album release this spring on Twist Records. The group will debut an all-new show for the summer, running from June 30 - Sept. 1, with new arrangements of songs by Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and Third Eye Blind among others as well as new material written by Jeffery Roberson. Immediately after their upcoming P-Town run, the foursome will make their debut on London's West End in September at the Leister Square Theater.