Kander and Ebb Vets Rivera, Monk and Ziemba Join Vineyard Gala Tribute to Musical Team

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Broadway stars Chita Rivera, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Julia Murney and Heidi Blickenstaff will join The Vineyard Theatre in paying tribute to composer John Kander and his work with the late Fred Ebb at its annual gala.
Chita Rivera
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David Hyde Pierce — who appeared in the musical team's Curtains — will host the benefit to take place at New York City's Hudson Theater March 8. Rivera starred in the Kander and Ebb musicals Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink (earning Tony Awards for both) and Chicago. Fellow Tony winners Monk and Ziemba both starred in the Kander and Ebb musicals Curtains and Steel Pier.

Kander is known for his work on such musicals as Cabaret, Woman of the Year, Zorba, The Visit and more. The Vineyard will next present the world premiere production of the musical The Scottsboro Boys — written by composer Kander and lyricist Ebb with a book by David Thompson. (Vineyard also previously presented the duo's Flora, The Red Menace.)

Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph The Scottsboro Boys, which begins previews Feb. 12 and opens March 10. John Cullum, Brandon Victor Dixon and Colman Domingo will be featured in the cast.

Tickets for the gala evening are available by calling Scott Pyne at 212-353-3366 ext. 242 or online at vineyardtheatre.org.

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