Liz Callaway Hosts Bound for Broadway VII Nov. 27

News   Liz Callaway Hosts Bound for Broadway VII Nov. 27 Bound for Broadway VII, hosted by Liz Callaway at the Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall on Nov. 27, will include performances from the Broadway musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and High Fidelity and the in-development musicals Take Flight, Wanda's World, Madame X and Plastic.

Liz Callaway
Liz Callaway

The event also includes interviews with the writing teams of each show.

The Drowsy Chaperone, with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, has been running on Broadway since beginning previews April 3. It is included because it was selected for last year's Bound for Broadway event but was unable to participate because the authors were busy with rehearsals for the show's L.A. production. The show's stars Edward Hibbert and Georgia Engel will perform a comic number that was cut from the final Broadway version.

High Fidelity, based on the John Cusack movie and the novel by Nick Hornby, began performances on Broadway Nov. 20. The musical has new music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Amanda Green and book by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Take Flight, about the Wright Brothers, has a book by John Weidman (Pacific Overtures, Assassins) and songs by the team of David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby).

Wanda's World, with music and lyrics by Beth Falcone and book by Eric Weinberger, is the story of girl who tries to survive middle school while sporting a large birthmark on her face and eventually befriends the captain of the football team. Anne Letcher will play Wanda and James Royce Edwards will play the football captain. Madame X, with book, music and lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway series) and Robert Hetzel, is a comic melodrama based on an Alexandre Bisson play that was previously made into the 1966 Lana Turner film. Singers will include Roxie Lucas and Josie De Guzman.

Plastic, with book and lyrics by Robert Maddock and music by Joe Iconis and Reza Jacobs, is "the unlikely romance between a beautiful and busty Hollywood star and a one-armed war hero," according to a release.

Past Bound for Broadway shows have included Avenue Q, I Love You Because and How to Save the World and Find True Love in Ninety Minutes.

Host Liz Callaway was most recently on Broadway in The Look of Love. She made her Broadway debut in the original production of Merrily We Roll Along, and later received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Baby. Her other Broadway credits include The Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon and Cats. Callaway's solo recordings include "The Beat Goes On," "Anywhere I Wander—Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser" and "The Story Goes On."

The Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall is located in Manhattan at 129 West 67th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For tickets call (212) 501-3330 or visit www.kaufman-center.org.