Mackey, Greenberg, Daggett Star In Theatrical Gems's MR. PRESIDENT Benefit 7/18
Larry Daggett (Ragtime, Candide), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia, OneNight with Fanny Brice), and Erin Mackey (Wicked, Sondheim on Sondheim) are set to star ina one-night-only performance of Irving Berlin's last Broadway musical Mr. President, presented July 18 in Manhattan to benefit the Actors Fund.
Mr. President, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and RusselCrouse, tells the story of the President of the United States and his family during his last fewmonths in office and later, trying to adjust back to normal life in central Pennsylvania.
Not-for-profit Theatrical Gems produces the first New York revival of the show in its original contextsince 1963.The event will be held at The Mainstage Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street on Sunday, July18 at 8:00 PM. In addition to the performance, tickets and memorabilia for various past andpresent Broadway and off-Broadway shows will be sold in an auction that will begin online andwill finish during intermission.
Check www.theatricalgems.org beginning next week for details.
The 25-person cast stars Mackey, Greenberg, and Daggett, with Chuck Karel (Hello Dolly,Dear World) and Joy Hermalyn (Fiddler on the Roof, La Boheme), and introducing KennethKasch, Eric Noone, Tara Novie, and Spencer AnDrew Taylor.
Joining them in the cast areDeeGee Brandemour, Scott Breitbart, Tricia Burns, Brianne Cobuzzi, Jody Cook, GregoryCouba, Benjamin Farha, Jonathan G Galvez, Maggie Graham, Christina Noone, Roger Rifkin,Michal Salonia, Stacey Scotte, Lawrence E. Street, Jennifer Teska, and Melodie Wolford.Theatrical Gems Artistic Director Jacob Shoesmith-Fox directs, with musical direction bySteven H. Taylor.
Mr. President won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Stage Technician (Solly Pernick) andreceived nominations for Best Actress in a Musical (Nanette Fabray) and Best Conductor andMusical Director (Jay Blackton).
Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by emailing email@example.com. Tickets will bepicked up at the door, cash only. Proceeds benefit the Actors Fund.The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals inperforming arts and entertainment.
The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. Theatrical Gems strives to educate audiences about the past, present, and future of theater. Through the entertaining and engaging presentation of popular classics, new works, andunderappreciated relics, we hope to expand horizons and tastes with the goal of preserving these works of art for future generations of theatergoers. Theatrical Gems is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.For more information, visit: www.theatricalgems.org