English, Ellenwood, Negri and Raab Join March 30 Salute to Paul Gemignani

News   English, Ellenwood, Negri and Raab Join March 30 Salute to Paul Gemignani
 
As previously announced, a host of theatre favorites will take part in an evening saluting the career of Tony Award-winning musical director-conductor Paul Gemignani March 30.

Presented by Broadway Ala Carte, Another Op'nin, Another Show: A Musical Tribute to Paul Gemignani will be held at the YM-YWHA of North Jersey in Wayne, NJ. Stephen Kantrowitz will direct the 7:30 PM concert, which will feature musical direction by Peter Candela and choreography/musical staging by Adolpho Blaire.

Newcomers to the tribute include Drama Desk nominee Donna English (Ruthless!), Kelly Ellenwood (Carlotta in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera), Nina Negri (Broadway's Coram Boy, Cosette in the national tour of Les Miserables) and Marni Raab (Christine in the world tour of The Phantom Of The Opera).

The foursome join the previously announced Garth Kravits, Robert Cuccioli, Ken Jennings, Toni DiBuono, Gay Willis, George Marge Jr., Ciaran Sheehan, Peter Marinos, Mike O'Carroll, Ali Ewoldt and Julie Waldman-Stiel as well as Christopher Budinich, Carol Crittenden, Jodi Chekofsky, Jennifer Montague, Mark Montague, Sonia Perez, Ilona Rubenstein, Sarah Shahinian, Martina Vidmar, Eric Van Alstyne, and Gabrielle Visser. Ensemble Members include Rasha Jay, Katie McGee, Joseph Nolin, Alan Pagano, Jenny Paul, Lynn Shelton, Cindy Summers, Frank Todisco, Tracey Turner, Richie Venezia and Brian Zane.

Concertgoers can expect to hear songs from Gemignani's more than 38 Broadway and West End credits, which include Company; Follies; Sweeney Todd; Evita; Kiss Me, Kate; West Side Story; Into the Woods; 1776; On the Twentieth Century; Dreamgirls; and Crazy for You, among others.

The evening will benefit Broadway Ala Carte's educational arts programs and teen scholarships. Tickets, priced $45, are available by calling (973) 595-0100, ext. 226, or by visiting www.ymha-nj.org. The YM-YWHA of North Jersey is located at One Pike Drive in Wayne, NJ.

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