Broadway Cabaret Festival: three concerts at the Town Hall
The Town Hall launches its new season with the 5th Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival which runs from 16 - 18 Oct 2009
The three-concert series that takes place over one weekend is written and hosted for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel. The festival showcases the talents of award-winning Broadway veterans and new stars in a celebration of the Great White Way.
The curtain rises on 16 Oct 2009 with A Tribute To David Merrick. Featuring a cast that includes Tony Award nominees Emily Skinner (Side Show), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street) and Nightlife Award winner Jim Caruso (Lizaï¿½s at the Palace).
The evening celebrates the fabled showman whose prolific, six-decade career gave Broadway the original productions of Gypsy, Oliver!, Hello Dolly!, 42nd Street, Mack & Mabel and I Do! I Do!, yielding a songbook of popular standards by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt, Harold Rome, John Kander and Fred Ebb. His shows gave superstars like Ethel Merman and Carol Channing the roles that would define their careers and catapulted the likes of Barbra Streisand and Woody Allen to stardom.
On 17 Oct 2009 Linda Eder returns to The Town Hall with her new show All Of Me. Eder will be backed by a seven-piece orchestra led by Billy Stein, with Dave Mann on sax and and Dave Finck on upright and electric bass. In addition to new arrangements to her signature songs like 'Vienna' and 'Someone Like You,' Ederï¿½s eclectic program will include popular and country classics, as well as premieres of original material.
On Sun 18 Oct 2009 the Festival concludes with Broadway Originals. For one performance only, nearly twenty Broadway stars including Alexander Gemignani (Sunday in the Park with George, Les Miserables), Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon), Kerry Oï¿½Malley (Irving Berlinï¿½s White Christmas, Into the Woods) and Sharon McNight (Tony nominee for Starmites) will come together to revisit the songs that they made famous on the Broadway stage. The program features favorites by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schï¿½nberg and more of the theaterï¿½s songwriters.
Scott Siegel has created for The Town Hall, three popular series: 'Broadway By The Year,' soon to begin its tenth season, the 'Broadway Cabaret Festival' and the 'Broadway Summer Festival.' Siegel also conceived and produces both 'Broadway Unplugged' and 'The Nightlife Awards' at The Town Hall.
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