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Gregg Edelman, Natalie Toro and More Set for MAKING ROOM ON BROADWAY Tonight

The Museum of the City of New York will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its beloved Perform! series by showcasing the best of Broadway musical cabaret featuring lead performers Gregg Edelman, Michael McElroy, Christianne Tisdale, Natalie Toro, as well as Musical Director Christopher McGovern tonight, June 15 and Sunday, June 16.

Written and directed by the accomplished Michael Montel, whose Broadway work includes Inge's Summer Brave, McCuller's The Member of the Wedding, and Barry's Holiday, this upcoming weekend's performances elegantly weave songs and stories about New York living space, inspired by the City Museum's exhibition Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers. The production will showcase popular tunes befitting the theme, such as "Blue Room" and "Dancing on the Ceiling" by Rodgers and Hart, and "Home" from The Wiz, as well as works by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter.

Mr. Montel is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Museum's Perform! series. His off-Broadway productions include Arlene Hutton's Last Train to Nibroc, and the American premiere of Christopher Hampton's Treats. His York Theatre production of Darling of the Day was named by Time magazine as one of the ten best shows of 2005. Internationally his work includes Lost in Yonkers for Tel Aviv's Cameri Theatre andNibroc for the Edinburgh Festival.

Making Room on Broadway: A Musical Theater Cabaret will play Saturday, June 15 at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 PM at the Museum of the City of New York at 1220 Fifth Avenue (btw. 103/104 Sts.). Reservations are required. Tickets: $35 for Museum members, seniors and students; $40 for the general public. A limited number of $100 sponsor tickets - which include preferred seating - are available. For more information or to register, call (917) 492-3395 or visit https://boxoffice.mcny.org/public.

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. For more information, call (212) 534-1672 or visit www.mcny.org.

Directions: By bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street. By subway: Lexington Avenue #6 train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to 110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride



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