Graae, Gravitte and Raines Will Sing Herman Songs in May 10 Up Close and Personal

News   Graae, Gravitte and Raines Will Sing Herman Songs in May 10 Up Close and Personal Jerry Herman: Up Close and Personal is the title of an upcoming evening with the Tony Award-winning composer that will be presented at the Orange County Performing Arts Center May 10.
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte

Michael Kerker, the vice-president of ASCAP, will interview Herman during the 8 PM performance, which will be held in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The evening will also boast renditions of Herman tunes by such theatre favorites as Jason Graae, Debbie Gravitte and Ron Raines. The evening, which replaces the previously announced concert with Tom Wopat and John Schneider, will feature musical direction by Don Pippin.

One of the theatre's most celebrated composers, Jerry Herman has written the scores for such Broadway musicals as Milk and Honey; Hello, Dolly!; Mame; Dear World; Mack & Mabel; The Grand Tour and La Cage aux Folles. He also contributed songs to A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and revues of his work include Jerry's Girls and An Evening with Jerry Herman. The songwriter won Tony Awards for his scores for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles.

Tickets, priced $24-$76, will go on sale March 16 by calling (714) 556-2787 or by visiting www.ocpac.org. The Orange County Performing Arts Center is located at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA.