The festivities kick off at 8 PM with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner at 8:30 PM (created by Joe Marcus, executive chef of the West Bank Café) and the musical performance at 10:15 PM. The entertainment, entitled 42nd & 9th: A Broadway Musical Celebration, will feature cabaret favorites Lisa Asher and Brandon Cutrell performing songs from the Great White Way. Audience members can expect to hear tunes by Stephen Sondheim, Lerner and Lowe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leiber and Stoller, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Michael John LaChiusa and Andrew Lippa. Featured musicals include My Fair Lady, The Wild Party, Company, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aspects of Love, Cinderella, The King & I and Xanadu. Asher and Cutrell will be backed by Ray Fellman on piano and Jeff Waxman on guitar.
The performance will be followed by a countdown and champagne toast at 11:58 PM.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue. There is a $98 charge for the entire evening. Call (212) 695-6909 for reservations.