BROADWAY RISING STARS with Special Guest Bill Irwin Set for The Town Hall Tonight

BROADWAY RISING STARS with Special Guest Bill Irwin Set for The Town Hall Tonight

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes presents Broadway Rising Stars, the annual revue giving recent graduates from the nation's leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. Directed by Scott Coulter, Broadway Rising Stars is created, hosted and written by Scott Siegel and features the brightest talent from AMDA, CAP 21, Circle in the Square, Juilliard, Marymount, The New School, NYU's Steinhardt and Tisch, Pace University, and more. The event will feature a special guest appearance by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Fool Moon). Broadway Rising Stars plays one night only, tonight, July 14 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street.)

"Many great classical artists began their career with a Town Hall debut," says host Scott Siegel. "In keeping with that spirit of discovery, The Town Hall and I are committed to Broadway's future and the idea of presenting talented newcomers to The Great White Way. We're pleased that we can give these future stars their New York debuts, while also providing our audience with a rich and rewarding night of entertainment."

Broadway Rising Stars is the second eventin The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes, a trio of unforgettable one-night-only events featuring music from some of Broadway's most beloved songwriters, critically acclaimed musical performers, and fresh-faced talent on the brink of discovery. The series launches on Friday, June 27 at 8PM with The Ambassador Revue, the American premiere of a lost Cole Porter score featuring Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks, Amy Burton, Anita Gillette, Jason Graae, Ted Levy, Catherine Russell, Tom Wopat, Randy Skinner, Sara Brians and Mary Giattino-Styles. On Thursday, July 17 at 8PM, the series concludes with Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone) portraying the great Leonard Bernstein in Maestro Bernstein, an original play with music.

TICKETS FOR BROADWAY RISING STARS: Tickets are on sale at The Town Hall Box Office, 123 West 43rd Street, (noon-6pm, Mon-Fri) and, 800.982.2787. Tickets range from $25 - $40.

Founded in 1921 by suffragettes, The Town Hall began as a lecture hall and public debate forum and grew to be a landmark institution for arts, culture, and education. Over the decades, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan, and Miles Davis have graced the stage. Today the Hall boasts the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedy, and dance. Recent artists include Elvis Costello, Larry David, Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, Rodriguez, Pat Metheny, Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spektor, and Lang Lang. For over twenty-five years, The Town Hall has hosted live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion and produced a number of new and critically acclaimed musical series, including Century of Change, Not Just Jazz, Broadway by the Year, Broadway Cabaret Festival and, recently, Newish Jewish Music Festival and Leyendas: Latin Music Legends.

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