James, Kudisch and Murney Will Sing 1965 Tunes; Ripley, Skinner and Klausner Will Tackle 1979

News   James, Kudisch and Murney Will Sing 1965 Tunes; Ripley, Skinner and Klausner Will Tackle 1979 Initial casting has been announced for the next two concerts in Scott Siegel's acclaimed Broadway By the Year series at Manhattan's Town Hall.
Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James Photo by Ben Strothmann

The Broadway Musicals of 1965 — featuring songs from musicals that bowed on Broadway during that year — will be presented May 12 and will feature the vocal talents of Brian d'Arcy James, Gregg Edelman, Marc Kudisch, Mandy Gonzalez and Julia Murney as well as the dancing of Kendrick Jones, Shannon Lewis, Melinda Sullivan and Lorin Latarro. The latter will also choreograph and stage the concert. Those attending the 1965 evening can expect to hear such tunes as "Why Did I Choose You?," "She Touched Me," "Who Can I Turn To?" and "The Impossible Dream," among many others.

The June 16 concert, The Broadway Musicals of 1979, will feature the talents of former Side Show stars Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner and Jeff McCarthy as well as Terri Klausner and Noah Racey. Skinner will direct.

Both concerts begin at 8 PM.

In a statement creator/writer/host Siegel said, "I'm announcing our initial casts for both shows at this time because they are both so damned exciting. The May 12 show is a powerhouse of talent and the June 16 concert, even at this early stage, has a cast that will get the attention of every musical theater fan in New York City. After having reunited Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley in concert at Town Hall a year and a half ago, I am especially proud to be able to bring them back again and add their Side Show co-star, Jeff McCarthy to the cast, as well. And you can be sure, I'm not finished yet!"

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. Tickets, priced $45 and $50, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org for more information.