First Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival to Feature Bogardus, Callaway, Cerveris, Reinking and Skinner

News   First Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival to Feature Bogardus, Callaway, Cerveris, Reinking and Skinner The First Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival will be held Oct. 21-23 at New York's Town Hall.

The three-day event, 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. Tony Award nominees Euan Morton and Louise Pitre will be featured in the festival's second evening — Oct. 22 at 8 PM — which is simply titled Euan Morton & Louise Pitre Sing Broadway!. Morton received a Tony nomination for his performance as Boy George in the short-lived musical Taboo. Pitre, a Canadian native, was Tony-nominated for her Broadway debut as Donna Sheridan in the original cast of Mamma Mia!.

The Cabaret Festival concludes 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) 840 2824 or visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.