Academy Award winner Celeste Holm and cabaret star Andrea Marcovicci will lead a tribute to the music of Richard Rodgers July 1 in a gala concert at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. Entitled A Grand Night for Rodgers, the evening will also feature cabaret's Steve Ross and Klea Blackhurst, MAC winner Jeff Harnar and Patricia Morison, who originated the role of Katherine in Kiss Me, Kate and played opposite Yul Brynner in Broadway's The King and I.
A Grand Night for Rodgers happens under the auspices of 42nd Street Moon, who are currently staging an entire season of Rodgers readings and concerts, including the American premiere of the 1930 Rodgers and Hart's musical Ever Green. 42nd Street Moon's own Meg Mackay, Lesley Hamilton, Steve Rhyne, Bill Fahrner and Marsha Mercant will perform alongside Holm and Marcovicci.
Tickets $35-$125. The Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue. For reservations, call 9(415) 255-8205.
A non-profit company devoted to the preservation and performance of classic American musical theatre, 42nd Street Moon derives its name from the early moniker for the bright lights of New York's 42nd Street. During its first 10 years the company has presented nearly 20 staged concerts of rarely performed musicals.
— By Christine Ehren