Jim Dale and Glenn Close to Reunite for Busker Alley Benefit

News   Jim Dale and Glenn Close to Reunite for Busker Alley Benefit Tony Award winners Jim Dale and Glenn Close, who starred in the original Broadway production of Barnum, will reunite for a one-night-only concert version of Busker Alley to benefit the York Theatre Company.
Glenn Close
Glenn Close Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Tony Walton, who worked with Close on the 1984 production of The Real Thing, will direct the Nov. 13 concert at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse. Show time is 8 PM. The evening will also feature the talents of Jessica Grové, Simon Jones, Noah Racey, Greg Mills, Krista Rodriguez, Ann Rogers, Michael Lane Trautman and Jeff Williams. The creative team will also include Lisa Shriver (choreography), Richard Pilbrow (lighting design) and Aaron Gandy (musical direction).

Busker Alley, according to press notes, is “about a busker (one who entertains in public on London’s famous streets) who falls in love with a much younger woman who longs to be a big star in the theatre and leaves him to follow her dreams.”

Based on the 1938 British film “St. Martin’s Lane,” Busker Alley features music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman and a book by A J Carothers.

Tickets, priced $100-$250, are available by calling (212) 772-4448 or by visiting the Kaye Playhouse box office at East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. Donor seating, priced $500 and $1,000, is available by calling the York Theatre at (212) 935-5820. Donor seating includes a post-show reception with the cast and creative team as well as a limited edition poster and a listing in the program.