Beth Leavel, Marc Kudisch and More Set for Town Hall's BEST OF BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, 10/26
The Town Hall's Eighth Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival concludes with The Best of Broadway By The Year on Friday October 26th at 8pm. The festival kicked off with Linda Eder's, Linda Eder, A New Life on Saturday October 13 and continued with Broadway Originals! on Sunday October 21st. The festival is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel.
On Friday October 26th, The Best of Broadway By The Year will feature Broadway stars Beth Leavel (Tony Award/The Drowsy Chaperone), Marc Kudisch (Tony Nominations / 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Thoroughly Modern Millie), Kerry O'Malley (On A Clear Day, Drama Desk Award/ Into The Woods), Lari White (Three Grammy Awards), Christine Andreas (Tony Nominations/On Your Toes and Oklahoma), Jeffry Denman (Drama Desk Nominee/Yank), Stephen DeRosa (Hairspray), KendRick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Noah Racey (Curtains), Eddie Korbich (A Christmas Story), Carole J. Bufford (Bistro Award Winner), Jason Graae (A Grand Night For Singing), Scott Coulter (Award Winning Vocalist), Darius DeHaas (Obie Award Winner), Lumiri Tubo (Nightlife Awards Winner), Bill Daugherty (Award Winning Vocalist) and Christina Bianco (Drama Desk Nominee/Forbidden Broadway), The evening is directed by Scott Siegel, with choreography by Noah Racey, Jeffry Denman, and KendRick Jones.
Some of the songs featured in the show are: "Yes I Can" (Golden Boy), "Nickel Under the Foot" (The Cradle Will Rock), "'I', The Living 'I'" (The Hot Mikado), "Storybook" (The Scarlet Pimpernel), "I Love Paris" (Can-Can), "There But For You Go I" (Brigadoon), "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (New Americana), "A Terrific Band and a Real Nice Crowd" (Ballroom), "Doatsy Mae" (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), "I Dreamed a Dream" (Les Miserables), "Cigarettes & Cigars" (Ziegfeld Follies of 1931), "Use What You Got" (The Life), "From This Moment On" (Out Of This World), "Can't Help Lovin' That Man" (Showboat), "Cabaret" (Cabaret), "If I Were a Rich Man" (Fiddler on the Roof), "If Ever I Would Leave You" (Camelot), "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Ain't Misbehavin').
Tickets for The Best of Broadway By The Year are $55, $50, and $45 per performance and are on sale through TicketMaster, (800) 982 2787,www.ticketmaster.com, or The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43 Street) between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824.
Now celebrating its 91st Year, The Town Hall was built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes and began as a lecture hall and public forum for debates where "American Town Meetings on The Air" was broadcast live for 25 years. Over the decades, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandberg, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan, MiLes Davis and most recently, The Dalai Lama and President Obama have graced the stage. Today the hall flourishes as a popular, affordable venue, boasting the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedy and dance, including Billy Joel, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Graham Nash, Liza Minnelli, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones, Andre Watts, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spektor, Bryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Robin Williams, Dawn Upshaw, Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Al Gore, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Mercer, Jay Leno, Dave Matthews, Vanessa Williams, and Ben Folds. For over a decade, The Town Hall has hosted live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion." In its annual show, "Rising Stars," The Town Hall gives recent graduates from the nation's leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. The Town Hall Educational Outreach Program helps schools build their arts programs and advance student learning through standards-based, collaborative arts residencies. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, The Town Hall has produced the Feature Film Seminar Series and a number of new and critically acclaimed musical series, which include Not Just Jazz, Broadway By The Year®, The Broadway Cabaret Festival and The Summer Broadway Festival.