Cast and crew members of the hit, Tony-winning musical will be on hand at the famed jazz club to celebrate the release of the limited edition, vinyl 33 RPM long-playing record of the Grammy-nominated original cast recording. Those scheduled to attend the 9:30 PM event include Tony Award winner Bob Martin, who plays Man in Chair, and Tony-winning composer Lisa Lambert.
A special copy of the new LP will be given to an audience member of Cast Party, the open-mic night and impromptu variety show that celebrates the Broadway and cabaret scene every Monday night. Some of the many artists who have performed at the weekly series include Michael Feinstein, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Snow, Josh Groban, Betty Comden, Jason Alexander, Linda Lavin, Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Koz, Christine Ebersole, Stephen Schwartz and Liza Minnelli. Jim Caruso hosts the evening with Billy Stritch on piano and Steve Doyle on bass.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $10 cover and a $10 food-drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations.
The new Drowsy Chaperone LP is available for $50 in the lobby of the Marquis Theatre, home to the hit musical. A portion of the proceeds of the recording benefit The Actors' Fund of America.