The three-day event, hosted by producer-writer Scott Siegel, will kick off Oct. 21 at 8 PM with Life Is a Cabaret: A Tribute to Kander and Ebb. The salute to the creators of Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Chicago, The Rink and Woman of the Year will now feature performances by Nancy Anderson, Bryan Batt, Brent Barrett, Jarrod Cafaro, Belle Calaway, Jim Caruso, Scott Coulter, Cheyenne Jackson, Sharon McNight, Rachelle Rak, Billy Stritch, Michael Winther and Rachel York. Tony Award nominee Euan Morton and former Brooklyn star Eden Espinosa will be featured in the festival's second evening — Oct. 22 at 8 PM — which is simply titled Euan Morton & Eden Espinosa Sing Broadway. Morton received a Tony nomination for his performance as Boy George in the short-lived musical Taboo. Espinosa has been seen on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked and in the title role of Brooklyn.
The Cabaret Festival concludes Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 PM with Broadway Originals. Hosted by Siegel, the afternoon will feature a host of Broadway actors performing the songs they originated in various musicals. Among those scheduled to be part of the concert are Nine's Karen Akers, Baby's Liz Callaway, The Life's Chuck Cooper, Applause's Penny Fuller, A Chorus Line's Priscilla Lopez, Fiddler on the Roof's Austin Pendleton, Henry, Sweet Henry's Alice Playten, 42nd Street's Lee Roy Reams and City of Angels' Rachel York.
A three-show subscription to the First Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival is priced at $120. Individual shows are priced $40 and $45. Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For more information call (212) 840 2824 or visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.