Bogart, Graae, Brady and Pressley to Sing Valentina: Is It the Girl or Is It the Gown? in May

News   Bogart, Graae, Brady and Pressley to Sing Valentina: Is It the Girl or Is It the Gown? in May Daniel Bogart and Jason Graae will lead an evening of song entitled Valentina: Is It the Girl or Is It the Gown? at the Museum of the City of New York in May.

The cabaret, which is presented as part of the Museum's ongoing exhibit devoted to fashion pioneer Valentina Sanina Schlee (known as Valentina), will begin at 3 PM on May 9 and 10.

Joining Bogart (Les Miserables) and Graae (Hollywood Bowl's Guys and Dolls, A Grand Night for Singing) will be Brigid Brady and Brenda Pressley (The American Plan, First Breeze of Summer).

Michael Montel writes and directs the evening, which will feature songs from shows that featured costume designs by Valentina. The cabaret promises songs penned by Harold Arlen, Kurt Weill and Cole Porter. Lawrence Yurman serves as musical director.

Valentina designed gowns for Catherine Hepburn in Philip Barry's Without Love, as well as for Mary Martin in the 1946 musical Lute Song, Lilli Palmer in Bell, Book and Candle and Venus Observed, for Barbara Bel Geddes in The Sleeping Prince, costumes for Tammy Grimes in the musical High Spirits, and for the Cole Porter revue Seven Lively Arts.

Tickets, priced $25, can be reserved by phoning (212) 534-1672, ext. 3395, or by visiting MCNY. The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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