The acclaimed concert series — produced and hosted by Scott Siegel — will be presented March 15 at Town Hall and will salute the Broadway musicals of 1935. Racey and Lemenager join the previously announced Douglas Sills, Chuck Cooper, Karen Akers, Emily Skinner, Gretha Boston, Barbara Walsh, Darius de Haas, Todd Murray, Laurie Williamson and Lumiri Tubo. Christine Andreas, who was to be part of the evening, had to withdraw due to a previous commitment. Melinda Buckley will direct the upcoming concert, which pays tribute to the eight new musicals that arrived on Broadway in 1935, including Jumbo, Jubilee, May Wine and Porgy & Bess. Concertgoers can expect to hear such classic tunes as "Begin the Beguine," "My Romance" and "Little Girl Blue" as well as a host of rarities.
The series continues April 19 with Broadway By the Year: 1949 and June 14 (Broadway By the Year: 1963).
Tickets for Broadway By the Year: 1935 are priced at $45 and are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or (212) 840-2824. Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street. Visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org for more information.