Breaker, Butz, Esparza, O'Hara, Ripley and More Are Miscast for MCC March 9

News   Breaker, Butz, Esparza, O'Hara, Ripley and More Are Miscast for MCC March 9 MCC Theatre presents its annual benefit, Miscast 2009 — which features Broadway stars performing unorthodox material — March 9.
Kelli O'Hara and Raul Esparza
Kelli O'Hara and Raul Esparza Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Daniel Breaker, Norbert Leo Butz, Raul Esparza, Robin de Jesus, Beth Leavel, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Alice Ripley and Aaron Tveit will sing classic show tunes for roles in which they would never be cast. Kathleen Turner, star of MCC's Third Story, serves as honorary chair for the event at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. All proceeds benefit MCC's production, play development, education and outreach programs.

The evening also honors producer Elizabeth I. McCann for "her commitment to producing new work and reaching new audiences both on and Off Broadway." She presented Broadway's Equus earlier this season and co-presents the current Hair revival.

Last year's event found Cheyenne Jackson belting Show Boat's "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," Patrick Wilson teasing with Gypsy's "Let Me Entertain You" and Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James and Steven Pasquale singing Spring Awakening's "Totally Fucked."

"Show only" tickets as well as tables are currently available by calling Mara Richards, MCC's Director of Development, at (212) 727-7722 ext. 236 or by visiting mcctheater.org.