McKechnie described the concert as “a musical déjà vu” celebrating the 1970's in New York City, the heyday of Studio 54 as a disco nightclub, and the era in which McKechnie won the 1976 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line. The club show will tell her story of “the ingénue coming to New York, finding love and success, [and] losing her innocence along the way...but never her spirit.”
Ian Herman will serve as musical director for the show, which includes songs by Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim, Peter Allen, Irving Berlin, Jim Croce, and Leroy Anderson, with new arrangements by Emmy Award winner John McDaniel.
In a career dating back to the 1960’s, McKechnie has appeared in Broadway shows including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; Company; On The Town; State Fair; and her most recent Broadway assignment, serving as standby for Chita Rivera in 2015’s The Visit. McKechnie has also starred in regional productions of Sweet Charity, A Little Night Music, Mack & Mabel, Gypsy, Follies, and Annie Get Your Gun. McKechnie performs extensively on the concert stage, in cabaret, and with symphony orchestras..
McKechnie has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway by the Sea cruises. Cabins are available for Broadway on the Rhine River cruise August 13-20, 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana.
Playbill Travel is also booking Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3-13, 2017, also featuring Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced.
Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.