Espinosa, who will soon be seen in the San Francisco engagement of Wicked, will join Euan Morton for the second night of the festival, Oct. 22. Entitled Euan Morton & Eden Espinosa Sing Broadway, the first act will feature the Tony-nominated Taboo star and the second will spotlight the talents of Espinosa. Espinosa, according to a press notice, will perform a program of popular Broadway music. (Mamma Mia!'s Louise Pitre was originally scheduled for the double-bill with Morton but had to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict.) As previously announced, the three-day festival, hosted by producer-writer Scott Siegel, will kick off Oct. 21 at 8 PM with Life Is a Cabaret: A Tribute to Kander and Ebb. The salute to the creators of Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Chicago, The Rink and Woman of the Year will feature performances by Ann Reinking, Brent Barrett, Robert Cuccioli, Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso.
The Cabaret Festival will conclude Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 PM with Broadway Originals. Hosted by Siegel, the afternoon will feature a host of Broadway actors performing the songs they originated in various musicals. Among those scheduled to be part of the concert are Nine's Karen Akers, Falsettos' Stephen Bogardus, Baby's Liz Callaway, Assassins' Michael Cerveris, The Life's Chuck Cooper, Jerome Robbins' Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Hair's Annie Golden, The Life's Sam Harris, The Most Happy Fella's Liz Larsen, Fiddler on the Roof's Austin Pendleton and Side Show's Emily Skinner.
A three-show subscription to the First Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival is priced at $120. Individual shows are priced $40 and $45. Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For more information call (212) 977 1003 or visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org. Beginning Aug. 5, tickets will be available by calling (212) 307-4100.