Arden, Howard, McCartney, Mauzey, Kudisch and More Set for Summer Broadway Festival

News   Arden, Howard, McCartney, Mauzey, Kudisch and More Set for Summer Broadway Festival As previously announced, the second annual Summer Broadway Festival will be presented at Town Hall in Manhattan in July.
Michael Arden
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Created by Scott Siegel, the series will kick off July 14 with A Night at the Operetta II. Among those scheduled to perform songs by Sigmund Romberg, Rudolf Friml and Victor Herbert are Christine Andreas, Metropolitan Opera star John Easterlin, Alexander Gemignani, Jason Graae, Lisa Howard, Milla Ilieva, Marc Kudisch, Ray Jaramillo McLeod, William Michals, Karen Murphy and Jennifer Hope Wills. The 8 PM concert will be directed by Dan Foster with musical direction by Fred Barton. Siegel will provide commentary.

Broadway's Rising Stars II is the title of the July 21 concert, also at 8 PM. Emily Skinner and Scott Coulter will co-direct the evening, which features young talent from AMDA, CAP 21, Julliard, CCM, Carnegie Mellon, NYU's Steinhardt and Tisch Schools, Marymount and The New School.

The series will conclude July 28 with All Singin' All Dancin' II. Siegel will direct the evening with choreography by Josh Rhodes. Expect songs by Berlin, Porter, The Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart (and Hammerstein), Kander & Ebb and Stephen Sondheim. The 8 PM performance will feature the dancing of Kendrick Jones, Megan Sikora, Melinda Sullivan, Lisa Gadja and Lorin Latarro and the vocals of Michael Arden, Allie Mauzey, Liz McCartney and Carol Woods.

In a statement Siegel said, "The level of talent that has signed on for these three summer concerts is a testament to Town Hall's top notch Broadway level entertainment. Some of the stars that have signed on are Broadway by the Year stalwarts like Marc Kudisch, Alexander Gemignani and Jason Graae. Others are brand new to our shows, such as Michael Arden, Alli Mauzey, Jennifer Hope Wills, and Carol Woods. We are thrilled to have them, just as our audiences will be thrilled to see them on The Town Hall stage."

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For tickets, priced $25-$50, call (212) 307-4100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Go to www.the-townhall-nyc.org for more information.