Akers, Cooper, Callaway, Errico, Graff and York Are Broadway Originals Oct. 23 at Town Hall

News   Akers, Cooper, Callaway, Errico, Graff and York Are Broadway Originals Oct. 23 at Town Hall More than 20 Broadway stars will take part in an evening of Broadway Originals Oct. 23 at Town Hall.
Chuck Cooper
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The final offering in the First Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival will be presented at 3 PM and will feature actors singing the tunes they performed in the original Broadway casts of such musicals as Applause, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof and Flower Drum Song. Produced and hosted by Scott Siegel, the afternoon will include such tunes as "Luck Be a Lady," "Miracle of Miracles," "Not a Day Goes By" and "Blues in the Night."

Among those scheduled to perform at Town Hall are Nine's Karen Akers, Swing!'s Ann Hampton Callaway, Baby's Liz Callaway, The Life's Chuck Cooper, Amour's Melissa Errico, Applause's Penny Fuller, A Class Act's Randy Graff, Hello, Dolly!'s Mary Louise, A Chorus Line's Priscilla Lopez, Sweet Smell of Success' Jack Noseworthy, My Favorite Year's Evan Pappas, Fiddler on the Roof's Austin Pendleton, Henry, Sweet Henry's Alice Playten, Guys & Dolls' Jimmy Randolph, 42nd Street's Lee Roy Reams, Sweeney Todd's Sarah Rice, Flower Drum Song's Pat Suzuki, Merrily We Roll Along's Jim Walton, Two by Two's Walter Willison and City of Angels' Rachel York.

The three-day Festival will kick off Oct. 21 at 8 PM with Life Is a Cabaret: A Tribute to Kander and Ebb. The salute to the creators of Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Chicago, The Rink and Woman of the Year will feature performances by Nancy Anderson, Bryan Batt, Brent Barrett, Jarrod Cafaro, Belle Calaway, Jim Caruso, Scott Coulter, Cheyenne Jackson, Sharon McNight, Rachelle Rak, Billy Stritch, Michael Winther and Rachel York.

Tony Award nominee Euan Morton and former Brooklyn star Eden Espinosa will be featured in the festival's second evening — Oct. 22 at 8 PM — which is simply titled Euan Morton & Eden Espinosa Sing Broadway. Morton received a Tony nomination for his performance as Boy George in the short-lived musical Taboo. Espinosa has been seen on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked and in the title role of Brooklyn.

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For tickets call (212) 307-4100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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