Jeffry Denman directs, choreographs and co-stars in the 8 PM concert, which is scheduled to feature the talents of Robert Cuccioli, Julia Murney, Daniel Reichard, Ron Bohmer, Sarah Jane McMahon, Jim Caruso and Douglas Ladnier with special guest Marni Nixon. Ross Patterson is the musical director. The second evening of the Festival, Oct. 18 at 8 PM, is titled Colm Wilkinson Broadway & Beyond. Wilkinson, who created the role of Jean Valjean in both the London and Broadway productions of Les Misérables, will perform such theatre tunes as "Music of the Night," "Bring Him Home," "The Impossible Dream," "Hello Young Lovers" and "Some Enchanted Evening" as well as Irish classics and popular standards. He will be joined onstage by Les Miserables' Susan Gillmor. Wilkinson will be backed by a nine-piece orchestra led by music director Steve Hunter.
The Festival will conclude Oct. 19 at 3 PM with Broadway Originals. The afternoon, according to Town Hall, will feature a "dazzling array of performers reprising songs they introduced either in the original Broadway production or revival." Scheduled to perform are Lucie Arnaz, Kerry Butler, Alan Campbell, Robert Cuccioli, Alice Ripley, Alli Mauzey, Gary Beach, Karen Morrow, Stephen Mo Hanan, D'Jamin Bartlett, Pam Myers, Chuck Cooper, Bobby Steggert, Michael Arden, Rita Gardner, Joan Copeland, Jerry Lanning, Cheryl Freeman, Terri White and Liz Callaway. Dan Foster directs with musical direction by John Fischer.
Tickets, priced $50 and $55, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For more information go to www.the-townhall-nyc.org.