Jane Krakowski, Lea Salonga et al. Set for Town Hall's Spring Season
The Town Hall, Broadway's landmark theatre and concert venue, announces its 91tst Anniversary season with a star-studded lineup that includes some of the biggest names in television, theatre and music. Headliners include Grammy nominated musician David Bromberg with the legendary Allen Toussaint as a special guest, the acclaimed musical comedy troupe Capitol Steps, The Soul of Cuba: Sierra Maestra, Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga, Tony Award® Winner and 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski, Grammy Award® Winners Loudon Wainwright III, Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux.
Tickets are $55, $50 and $45. All tickets for The Town Hall's 91st Anniversary season are available through Ticketmaster, 800-982-2787, or www.ticketmaster.com, or by visiting The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6PM (except Sundays) at 123 W. 43rd St., (212) 840-2824. The complete 2012 season is available as a subscription series, or individually, with subscriptions available now directly from The Town Hall. www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Upcoming 2012 shows include:
Saturday March 3, 2012 at 8pm- DAVID BROMBERG BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST- THE LEGENDARY Allen Toussaint
Music icon, David Bromberg has artfully interpreted blues, folk, rock & roll, jazz, pop, bluegrass & gospel for over forty years. A Grammy nominated artist, Bromberg has collaborated in sessions with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead and dozens more. 73 year-old composer, arranger, producer, pianist, singer andNew Orleans native Allen Toussaint, will be a special guest. The music legend has collaborated with and has had his music covered by Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, and Phish. Toussaint is a music world treasure. Tickets are $45, $50 & $55. David Bromberg www.davidbromberg.net Allen Toussaint www.allentoussaint.com
Friday, March 23rd at 8pm- Capitol Steps
Returning to the Town Hall, The Capitol Steps are celebrating their 30th anniversary by performing songs from their 30th album and most recent release, Desperate Housemembers, as well as brand-new songs in step with breaking news. The Capitol Steps received a Drama Desk nomination for outstanding lyrics, and won a "Washington Post Best Bets" award. They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and can be heard nationally on Public Radio. Capitol Steps puts the "MOCK" in democracy…but Congress can probably say the same thing. Tickets are $45, $50 & $55. www.capsteps.com
Saturday, April 21st at 8pm- SOUL OF CUBA: SIERRA MAESTRA
Latin Grammy Nominated band Sierra Maestra, founded in 1976, has played a key role in Cuban traditional music. Known for being the musical soul of Cuba and foundation of modern salsa, the ensemble has been instrumental in reviving and now redefining this infectious dance music for new generations and reintroducing it into the Cuban mainstream. Its repertoire ranges from classics of the Golden Age to stirring new works and includes selections from its Latin Grammy-nominated album Sonando Ya (World Village). Produced in association with World Music Institute Tickets are $45, $50 & $55.
Friday May 4th at 8pm- Lea Salonga: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
Tony, Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga continues to enchant audiences worldwide. Well known for her lead performances in the Broadway hits Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, Salonga is probably best known to the public as the voice of Disney's animated heroines of Mulan and Aladdin.The Journey Continues... an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics, and today's hits, as well as personal stories of her incredible journey that has spanned decades. Tickets are $45, $50 & $55. www.leasalonga.com
Friday May 18th at 8pm-Loudon Wainwright III WITH SOME FAMILY & A FEW FRIENDS
Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche,
Sloan Wainwright, David Mansfield, Suzzy Roche, David Mansfield, Sam McTavey and Chiam Tannenbaum
A singer-songwriter who injects his music with wry humor and piercing insight, Loudon Wainwright III has recorded more than 20 albums, including 2009's Grammy-winning High Wide & Handsome, while frequently composing work for other artists. Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate and Anna McGarrigle and son Rufus Wainwright have all performed Wainwright's songs. In addition to his album releases, he has appeared on TV and penned topical songs for NPR NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The New York Times and ABC's Nightline. He collaborated with Joe Henry on the music for the hit movie Knocked Up. Tickets are $45, $50 & $55. www.lw3.com