Christine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers Lineup
Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano have announced additions to WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 performer line-up now running throughSunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted). Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444.
On December 12, Christine Andreas will join the cast of Don Rebic and Friends. Other performers throughout the second week of Winter Rhythms include: Tina Chen, Alexis Cole, Joe Franklin, Ryan Scott Oliver, Eric Yves Garcia, Hilary Gardner, Jeff Harnar, Allan Harris, Sigali Hamberger, Cary Hoffman, Will Friedwald, Nikolas King, Molly Pope, and Kenita Miller. On the closing night celebration of From All of Us To All of You: Seasonal Songs and Disney, Too!, there will be a special surprise guest who will bring a breath of "spring" to the evening.
There are also specially priced ($15) late night shows on Fri. and Sat. nights @10pm, including Lora Faye Whelan on 12/6, Ryan Scott Oliver's "The Rehearsal Room" on 12/7., Kind of Appropriate: The Songs of Julia Meinwald on 12/13, and the Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble presentation of Glamour Macabre on 12/14. And there will be a special family show matinee, Teen Cabaret, on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2pm with outstanding teenage performers including Claire DeBenedetto, Hawkins Gardow, Dominque Solano, Joseph Tolve and Matt Zanfagna with special appearances by seasoned veterans Karen Wyman and Susan Winter. Admission for Teen Cabaret is $15. Please check www.urbanstages.org for full lineup.
WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 marks the fifth year that Urban Stages has brought noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. This award winning series benefits Urban Stages' critically acclaimed musical series helps to fund Urban Stages' On Tour Outreach Program, bringing over 300 FREE "arts in education" presentations to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs. Urban Stages is also celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season.
This year's festivities kicked-off with a Centennial Celebration of Mary Martin on December 3, Hosted by noted author Stephen Cole, this evening will pay tribute to the 100th Birthday to one of the great performers of the American Musical Theatre. Ms. Martin starred in such shows as The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Peter Pan, etc. Winter Rhythms will close on December 15 with From All of Us To All of You: Seasonal Songs and Disney, Too!, a holiday concert mixing standards with songs from the Disney songbook followed by a closing night reception.
Previously announced participating artists from Broadway, film, television, cabaret, classical music and jazz include Leslie Uggams, Karen Akers, Lee Roy Reams, Eric Michael Gillett, Christine Reisner-Rebic, Marti Stevens, Stephen Cole, Corinna Sowers-Adler, Susan Winter, Andy Monroe, Raissa Katona Bennett, Kevin Dozier, Stephen Hanks, Lauren Fox, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Porteus, Lorinda Lisitza, Ted Stafford, Laurie Krauz, Meg Flather, Sarah Rice , Sean Hagerty, Bill Zeffiro, Carole J. Bufford, Marissa Mulder, Julie Reyburn, Marquee Five, Peter Napolitano, Rob Langeder, The Barry Levitt Quartet, Hilary Kole, Gregory Generet, Kat Gang, Don Rebic , Suzanne Carrico, Nina Hennessey, Janice Hall, Karen Oberlin, Gretchen Reinhagen, Adam Shapiro, Matthew Martin Ward, Lynn Cohen, Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, and Karen Wyman.