Christine Ebersole and Bette Sussman Will Join Forces for a Garage Band Fantasy

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Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will return to Birdland next month.

Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

The famed singing actress will offer a Garage Band Fantasy June 21 at 7 PM.

Ebersole will be backed by musical director/pianist Bette Sussman; Ebersole will celebrate her favorite pop songs of all time, composed by female composers and/or covered by girl groups of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The evening will also feature Clint DeGannon on drums, Larry Saltzman on guitar and Tabitha Fair on background vocals.

For her work in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie Beale in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Grey Gardens, Christine Ebersole was honored with the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Obie, a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Drama League's 2006 Distinguished Performance of the Year Award. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street and a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center's production of Dinner at Eight. Ebersole's other Broadway credits include Blithe Spirit, The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. Ebersole was also seen Off-Broadway in Talking Heads and in the recent City Center Encores! production of Applause.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. For reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com. There is a $40 cover charge and a $10 food-drink minimum.

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