Finian's Rainbow Star Baldwin Performs NYC Concert March 8

News   Finian's Rainbow Star Baldwin Performs NYC Concert March 8 Kate Baldwin, who received rave reviews for her work in the recent Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow, goes it solo at Birdland March 8.
Kate Baldwin
Kate Baldwin

The singing actress will play the famed jazz venue at 7 PM. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear songs from Baldwin's debut solo recording, "Let's See What Happens," which was recently released on the PS Classics label. Titles include "Moments Like This," "Come Back To Me" and "How Are Things In Glocca Morra." Rob Berman is pianist and musical director. Dick Sarpola is on bass, Brian Koonin is on guitar. (There will also be surprise guest stars from Finian's Rainbow.)

Baldwin's Broadway credits include The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie (original cast) and Wonderful Town (Helen). In New York City, she appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Opening Doors at Zankel Hall; Babes in Arms, A Connecticut Yankee, Bloomer Girl and Finian's Rainbow (all by City Center Encores!). Regionally, her work has included Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Betty Haynes) in Toronto, San Francisco, and Detroit; The Women (Mary Haines) at The Old Globe; Henry V (Katharine) at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; South Pacific (Nellie, Helen Hayes Award nomination) at Arena Stage; She Loves Me (Amalia) at Huntington Theatre Company and Williamstown Theatre Festival; A Little Night Music (Charlotte) at CenterStage; My Fair Lady (Eliza) at Sacramento Music Circus; Hello Dolly! (Irene Molloy); Miss Saigon (Ellen); Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown) at Paper Mill Playhouse; The Sound of Music (Maria); The Pajama Game (Babe), The Music Man (Marian) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly) at the St. Louis Muny; Passion (Clara) at Wilma Theatre; The Last Five Years (Cathy) at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; 1776 (Martha) at Ford's Theatre. Her concert work includes appearances at the Chicago Humanities Festival, with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and in New York City with Rob Fisher for The American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. In 2009, she was the solo vocalist for "A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim" at Northeastern University as well as at The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. She appeared on TV's "Law and Order: SVU." Baldwin is a graduate of Northwestern University. Visit www.kate-baldwin.com.

Baldwin will also be part of the London world premiere of Paradise Found — the new musical that will see Tony Award winners Harold Prince and Susan Stroman sharing the directing duties — in the spring.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. For tickets, priced $25-$35 (plus a $10 food/drink minimum), call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.

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