Cates, Pazakis, Simard and More Join Country Line-Up

News   Cates, Pazakis, Simard and More Join Country Line-Up The Broadway Loves series — which previously presented Broadway Loves the 80's — will continue June 1 at Joe's Pub with Broadway Loves Country.

Directed by Jamie McGonnigal and Xanadu's Marty Thomas with music direction by Randy Redd, the evening will feature a mix of theatre stars performing their favorite country tunes. Show time is 11:30 PM.

Mo Rocca will host the evening, which will feature the previously announced Whitney Bashor (Fantasticks, Whistle Down the Wind), Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby, Glory Days), Tracy Jai Edwards (Legally Blonde), Chris Jackson (In the Heights, Lion King), Kyle Dean Massey (Xanadu), Lea Michele (Spring Awakening), Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked), Katie Thompson and Clarke Thorell (Hairspray, Lonestar Love).

Newcomers to the evening include Kristy Cates (Wicked), Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz), Chris Dilley (Kinsey Six), Emily Drennan (Toxic Audio), Kate Pazakis (Jerry Springer The Opera) and Jennifer Simard (Spelling Bee).

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Free Arts NYC, a "volunteer-based nonprofit established to bring the healing power of the arts to children and families who face poverty, homelessness, and other risk factors." For more information visit www.freeartsnyc.org.

Tickets, priced $30, are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting www.joespub.com. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

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