Ebersole Will Be Part of Carnegie Hall Opening-Night Season Celebration

News   Ebersole Will Be Part of Carnegie Hall Opening-Night Season Celebration The opening night gala celebrating the start of Carnegie Hall's 118th season will be held at the famed Manhattan venue Sept. 24.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

The all-Leonard Bernstein evening will feature the San Francisco Symphony conducted by musical director Michael Tilson Thomas. Also scheduled for the 7 PM performance are two-Time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, soprano Dawn Upshaw, baritone Thomas Hampson and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

The program for the evening follows:
Symphonic dances from West Side Story
Selections from A Quiet Place, including Prelude from Act I, "You're Late," Interlude, Morning. Good morning, and Postlude from Act I
"I Can Cook Too" from On the Town
Meditation from Mass
"What a Movie!" from Trouble in Tahiti
"To What You Said" from Songfest
Selection from Fancy Free
"Gee, Officer Krupke" from West Side Story
"Ya Got Me" from On The Town

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 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.

Tickets, priced $56-$190, are available by visiting www.carnegiehall.org.

Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.