The one-night-only event features original songs inspired by the work of William Shakespeare. Among the songwriters whose tunes will be featured are Stephen Flaherty, Jeff Bowen, Alan Menken, Henry Krieger, Bobby Lopez and Jeff Marx. Performers are scheduled to include Heidi Blickenstaff, Matt Cavenaugh, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Henry Krieger, Rick Lyon, Kermit the Frog, Paul David Story, Paris Remillard and Kaitlin Kiyan. The Sonnet Repertory Theatre's "Little Fairies" will also reprise a scene from the company's recent production of Shakespeare's Midsummer.
[title of show]'s Susan Blackwell hosts the evening, which begins at 5:30 PM.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. Tickets, priced $40-$80, are available by calling (212) 581-3080 or by visiting www.birdlandjazz.com (use discount code SRTBL for a $10 reduction in price).
Sonnet Repertory Theatre is a non-profit company "dedicated to classic theatre for the modern planet."