Christine Ebersole and Charles Strouse to Unite for Applause! Applause! Concert

News   Christine Ebersole and Charles Strouse to Unite for Applause! Applause! Concert Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole will lead a tribute to Tony-winning composer Charles Strouse June 25 as part of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project in Evanston, IL.

Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

Ebersole (Grey Gardens, Blithe Spirit, 42nd Street), who appeared in the City Center Encores! staging of Strouse's musical Applause, will headline the 8 PM gala titled Applause! Applause!.

Strouse, who penned the scores to Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Rags and Golden Boy, is the 2011 recipient of the Johnny Mercer Artist of Distinction Award for his mentorship of young songwriters in the tradition of the late composer.

Ebersole will be joined on stage by Strouse, Craig Carnelia, Marcy Heisler and Lari White. The evening promises a medley of Strouse's hits, performed by the composer, Ebersole and special guests, as well as songs by Mercer and new material by writers participating in the annual Mercer Songwriters Project.

The gala is part of the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.

For tickets, priced $40, phone (847) 491-7282. The gala concert will take place at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, located at 50 Arts Circle Drive, on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

For information visit Northwestern.

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