Several acclaimed musical theatre performers will take part in a special weekend of song this October. Part of Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series, "The Singers: Contemporary Interpreters of the Standards" will be presented at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse from Oct. 17-19.
The three evenings will feature performances from husband-and-wife actor singers Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley as well as an evening from Sunset Boulevard's John Barrowman. Other singers and finalized concert dates will be announced shortly. Performances are scheduled for 8 PM ($45) and 10 PM ($30).
Jason Danieley was most recently on Broadway as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, a role he repeated on the London stage. For his Broadway debut in the revival of Candide, he received a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination. Danieley's other theatrical credits include the City Center Encores! production of Strike Up the Band as well as Off-Broadway runs in Dream True and Floyd Collins.
A three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime; and Passion, Mazzie's other theatrical credits include Into the Woods, Big River, The World Goes 'Round, the City Center Encores! production of Out of this World and Off-Broadway's The Trojan Women: A love Story, where she met husband Danieley. Mazzie also recently concluded a run in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, where she earned an Olivier Award nomination for her work.
John Barrowman, who portrayed Bobby in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Company this summer, starred on Broadway in the Sondheim revue Putting It Together and also made a guest appearance in the New York company of Sunset Boulevard, repeating his London role of Joe Gillis. Barrowman's other West End theatrical credits include Grease!, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fix, Miss Saigon and Beauty and the Beast. He also starred on two U.S. television programs, "Central Park West" and "Titans." The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse is located at 165 W. 65th Street (Rose Building, 10th Floor). For ticket reservations and performance information to American Songbook concerts, call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500. For more information, go to www.lincolncenter.org.
As previously announced, the American Songbook seasons begins with Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, who will perform in concert on Oct. 11 and 12 at the John Jay College Theatre (899 10th Avenue). Show time is 8 PM.
—By Andrew Gans