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Anita Gillette & Harold Sanditen Take to New York and London as HAROLD AND BROAD

What do Anita Gillette (multiple award-winning Broadway actress and beloved star of theatre, film and television), and Harold Sanditen (international cabaret favourite and charismatic emcee in London's West End) have in common?

Well, for starters, they're both celebrating major birthday milestones this year. In their delightfully fun new show, these two charmers team up for the first time to perform favourite songs from their respective birth years ("Just In Time," "Let Yourself Go") along with gems by Bonnie Raitt, John Lennon, Jerome Kern and Kurt Weill, reflecting the wisdom gained from age and experience. HAROLD AND BROAD is a very funny, wise and moving celebration devoted to the enduring bond of friendship. This dynamic duo admits "we fell in like at first sight."

HAROLD AND BROAD will be performed in both New York City an London. The show will open at New York's Metropolitan Room where it can be seen on October 23rd and 24th at 7 pm. It will then play The Pheasantry, London November 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 8.30pm, Don't Tell Mama in New York City on December 3rd and 10th and return to The Pheasantry on January 27th and 28th.

Barry Kleinbort directs. New York musical director Paul Greenwood, with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums. London musical director Noam Galperin, with Robert Rickenberg on bass and Paul Cavacuiti on drums.

Anita Gillette received both a MAC and BISTRO Award for her debut cabaret solo show, AFTER ALL, and has continued to work in the cabaret world ever since. She may be best known for her film work, appearing in such films as MOONSTRUCK, SHALL WE DANCE, THE GURU and Bob Roberts, or possibly her theatre work, having done fourteen Broadway shows such as CHAPTER TWO (Tony nomination,) CABARET, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, MR. PRESIDENT, ALL AMERICAN, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera shows KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY w/Burt Lancaster and THE GREAT WALTZ, which she recorded for Capital Records. She recently played the female lead in A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES at the Huntington in Boston. She is also familiar to television audiences from such shows as 30 ROCK (Tina Fey's mom,) QUINCY, MODERN FAMILY, BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER, CSI, and many game shows including PYRAMID, PASSWORD and MATCH GAME, to name a few. Website: anitagillette.com

Harold Sanditen was born and bred in Oklahoma, but has lived in London since 1987. He is probably best known as the host of the über-popular Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party at the Crazy Coqs in London, their longest running show. Since bursting onto the cabaret and jazz scene in 2008, he has devised and performed six cabaret shows in as many years, (THE SECRET OF LIFE, LOVE EXPOSED, THOUGHTS 'ROUND MIDNIGHT, SHADES OF BLUE, FULL CIRCLE and FLYIN' HIGH,) released three CDs (TAKING FLIGHT, SHADES OF BLUE, and FLYIN' HIGH,) starred in CAFÉ SOCIETY SWING in the West End and toured to packed houses from LA to Paris. Prior to singing, Harold produced theatre for 20 years, from the smallest fringe to large scale West End, including LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (starring Jessica Lange, Charles Dance, Paul Rudd, Paul Nichols and Olivia Colman,) FALLEN ANGELS (starring Felicity Kendal & Frances de la Tour,) UNSUSPECTING SUSAN (starring Celia Imrie - London & New York,) A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG (starring Clive Owen) and THE BOYS NEXT DOOR (starring Steve Guttenberg & Kathy Burke). He holds an MBA from the Wharton School. Website: haroldsanditen.com


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