Buckley, Esparza, De Rosa, Dixon, Metz and Ferguson Sing Bill Finn Songs March 29

News   Buckley, Esparza, De Rosa, Dixon, Metz and Ferguson Sing Bill Finn Songs March 29 Some of Broadway's finest will be on hand to sing the works of William Finn March 29 at the Kaufman Center's Merkin Hall.
Top: Betty Buckley, Bottom: Raul Esparza
Top: Betty Buckley, Bottom: Raul Esparza

According to the center's official website, Tony Award winner Betty Buckley — who starred in Finn's Off-Broadway revue Elegies — will head a company that also features Stephen De Rosa, Jerry Dixon, Raúl Esparza, Janet Metz and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Also lending their voices to the evening will be Gi-Hieh Lee, Sebastian Arcelus, Lisa Howard and Kate Wetherhead. Show time is 8 PM. Entitled More Infinite Joy: The Music of Bill Finn, the Monday-night performance is part of the Kaufman Center's Broadway Close Up series. Composer Finn will also be on hand for the concert, which will include tunes from Falsettos, Love in Hard Times, Elegies and A New Brain as well as songs from his latest musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Vadim Feichtner is the evening's musical director.

The Merkin Hall is located in Manhattan at 129 West 67th Street. Tickets, priced at $25, are available by calling (212) 501-3330 or by visiting www.kaufman-center.org.

In related news, the May 10 Broadway Close Up performance will celebrate the music of Charles Strouse. Those scheduled to appear include Penny Fuller, John C. Reilly, Anita Gillette, Laura Marie Duncan, Aaron Lazar as well as lyricists Lee Adams and Martin Charnin and book write Thomas Meehan. "Welcome to the Theater": Celebrating the Music of Charles Strouse will be held at 8 PM.

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