The benefit performance will be held Dec. 19 at 7 PM at The Julia Miles Theatre at the Women’s Project. Theatrical Gems artistic director Jacob Shoesmith-Fox will direct the evening with musical direction by Steven H. Taylor.
Newly announced for the evening are Lenny Wolpe (Wicked, The Drowsy Chaperone), Allison Case (Hair, Mamma Mia!) and two-time Tony nominee Beth Fowler. Full casting is expected shortly.
Wildcat, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by N. Richard Nash, tells the story of "a frontier woman named Wildcat Jackson (Mason) who arrives in a border town in the American southwest with dreams of striking oil, and tricks foreman Joe Dynamite (Cuccioli) into helping her," according to press notes.
Not-for-profit Theatrical Gems produces the first New York revival of the show since 1961.
Wildcat was Cy Coleman's first musical. It opened on Dec. 16, 1960, and is best remembered for being the sole Broadway appearance of comedienne Lucille Ball, although the cast also featured Keith Andes, Paula Stewart, Edith King and a young Valerie Harper ("Rhoda") in the dance ensemble.
The Julia Miles Theatre at the Women’s Project is located at 424 West 55th Street. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be purchased at the door. For more information visit www.theatricalgems.org.