Held at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, the concert will feature the "crème de la crème" of American Songbook artists, including Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Judy Kuhn and Rebecca Luker. The evening will also boast a 26-piece orchestra and a set specially designed for the occasion. Show time is 8 PM.
Launched in 1999, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series is devoted to the popular American song, its singers and songwriters. Artists who have offered one-of-a-kind performances for the series include John Barrowman, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, Eric Comstock, Mary Cleere Haran, Darius de Haas, Robert Kapilow, Judy Kuhn, La Chanze, Karen Mason, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley, Jane Monheit, Kenny Rankin, Stephin Merritt with The Magnetic Fields, Bobby Short, Margaret Whiting, Michael Winther and Carol Woods. The sixth season begins Oct. 16 with a concert by former Grease! star Billy Porter.
Kristin Chenoweth, who opened the fifth season of the American Songbook series, made her New York theatrical debut opposite Bill Irwin in a production of Molière's Scapin and followed that with a lead role in Kander and Ebb's Steel Pier. Roles in Off-Broadway's A New Brain and the City Center Encores! productions of Strike Up the Band and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ensued.
Currently starring in Talking Heads at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Christine Ebersole received a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center’s recent production of Dinner at Eight. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street.
Judy Kuhn is a three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in She Loves Me, Les Misérables and Chess. She also starred in the short-lived musical Rags and the Los Angeles premiere of Sunset Boulevard. Rebecca Luker was most recently on The Great White Way in the acclaimed revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, garnering Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her role as Marian. Her other theatrical credits include roles in The Sound of Music, Show Boat, The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera.
Ticket information will be announced shortly, although Gala tickets — priced at $1,000 and $1,500 — are available by calling (212) 875-5460. For more information visit www.lincolncenter.org.