The Oct. 18 concert, which begins at 3 PM, will boast original Falsettos stars Michael Rupert, Stephen Bogardus, Barbara Walsh, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan. The afternoon will also feature the talents of Stephanie J. Block, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Julia Murney, Kerry O'Malley and Sharon McNight, who will revisit the songs they made famous on the Broadway stage. Expect tunes by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.
The Festival will kick off Oct. 16 at 8 PM with A Tribute to David Merrick featuring Tony Award nominees Robert Cuccioli, Stephen Bogardus, Lee Roy Reams and MAC Award winner Jim Caruso. The evening celebrates the fabled showman whose six-decade career gave Broadway the original productions of Gypsy; Oliver!; Hello, Dolly!; 42nd Street; Mack & Mabel and I Do! I Do!.
Linda Eder will take centerstage Oct. 17 at 8 PM with her newest concert act, All of Me. The singing actress will be backed by a seven-piece orchestra led by Billy Stein with Dave Mann on saxophone and Dave Finck on upright and electric bass. In addition to new arrangements, expect such signature songs as "Vienna" and "Someone Like You" as well as tunes from Eder's upcoming "Soundtrack" CD.
Tickets are $55 and $50 and are available through Ticketmaster.com, (212) 307-4100 or the Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43rd Street). For more information visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.