Lucie Arnaz, Nancy Opel, Loni Ackerman Join Lineup for Broadway Cabaret Festival

News   Lucie Arnaz, Nancy Opel, Loni Ackerman Join Lineup for Broadway Cabaret Festival
 
Additional casting has been announced for Town Hall's 6th annual Broadway Cabaret Festival — created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel — which will play the Manhattan venue Oct. 15-17.

Nancy Opel
Nancy Opel

The weekend of concerts will kick off Oct. 15 with Broadway Melody Makers. The 8 PM concert, which will feature hummable Broadway tunes written by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne and Cy Coleman, will boast the talents of Tony winner Judy Kaye, Mary Testa, Tom Wopat, Nellie McKay and Tony winners Alice Ripley and Michael Cerveris. Scott Coulter will direct with musical direction by Ross Patterson.

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley will take centerstage Oct. 16 at 8 PM for a solo concert.  She will be accompanied by Clifford Carter on piano, Tony Marino on bass, Steve Cardenas on guitar and Anthony Pinciotti on drums.

The series will conclude Oct. 17 at 3 PM with Broadway Originals. Nearly 20 artists — including Seesaw's Michele Lee (who will also direct), Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), Maureen Silliman (Shenandoah), Crista Moore (Big, Gypsy) and Jo Sullivan Loesser (The Most Happy Fella) — will come together to revisit the songs that they made famous on the Broadway stage. Newly announced for the afternoon performance are Lucie Arnaz (They’re Playing Our Song), Sarah Uriarte Berry (A Light in the Piazza), Carole Demas (Grease), Loni Ackerman (So Long, 174th Street) and Nancy Opel (Urinetown).

Tickets are $55 and $50 and are available through Ticketmaster.com, (212) 307-4100 or the Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43rd Street). For more information visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.

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