The evening of songs and stories will be held April 26 and will be hosted by Saturday Night Fever's Paige Price. The festivities begin at 7 PM with a meet-the-artists reception in the ballroom of the Bound Brook Elks Lodge followed by the 8 PM performance. In a statement, Brook Arts Center Executive Director Gerry Appel said, "We're honored to have Marc and Scott, both Tony Award winners for the wonderful score of the Broadway hit Hairspray, return home for this once in a lifetime theatrical presentation. Mr. Shaiman got his start on the New Jersey community theatre circuit over 30 years ago with the Plainfield Parish Players, Unicorn Productions, and Scotch Plains Players, and is now back to be honored by many of his former theatre friends."
Tickets for An Evening with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are priced at $45 (includes pre-concert reception) or $30 (performance only). Call (732) 469-7700 for reservations. The Elks Lodge is located just around the corner from the Brook Arts Center at 305 East Second Street.
Marc Shaiman wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics — with his partner, Scott Wittman — for Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical at the Neil Simon Theatre. The duo also received the 2003 Tony Award for Best Score for their musical based on the classic John Waters film.