James Naughton's solo show, titled James Naughton: Street of Dreams , will end its popular run at the Promenade Theatre April 11. The cabaret act began previews Jan. 28 and opened Feb. 4 to good reviews. It subsequently extended its run.
Street of Dreams continues actor Naughton's current foray into the world of cabaret. Backed by a five-piece band directed by John Oddo, the 20-song gig will feature such standards as "Pennies from Heaven," "Stardust" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Naughton -- who won a Tony for his portrayal of Billy Flynn in Chicago -- previously performed his act at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Presenting the piece will be one of the theatre's most esteemed directors, Mike Nichols.
Naughton's stage credits include I Love My Wife, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and City of Angels.
Following Naughton into the Promenade is Peter Ackerman's new comedy, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight. Things will begins previews April 22 for an opening May 13. John Rando will direct. Jeffrey Richards, Ted Snowden, Jean Doumanian, Soloway/Levy and Good Friends/Michael Rothfeld are the producers. The Yasmina Reza play The Unexpected Man will begin performances at the Promenade come September 1999.