Celebrating its 16th year, the MCC Theatre will hold the annual spring gala benefit at Manhattan's Supper Club, April 8. As at last year's gala, the event will gather some Broadway notables for their signature musical revue Miscast, directed by Scott Wittman.
Christine Ebersole (42nd Street), Joanna Gleason (Broadway's original Baker's Wife from Into the Woods and director of MCC's upcoming A Letter From Ethel Kennedy), Philip Seymour Hoffman (True West and director of MCC's The Glory of Living), Jesse L. Martin (Rent), Simone (Aida), Norbert Leo Butz (The Last Five Years) and Patti LuPone (Noises Off) will be on hand this year to lend their voices. Miscast features Broadway's finest performers singing some of Broadway's most popular musical songs. The catch: The songs are from roles in which they would never be cast.
Last year's event saw Patti LuPone singing "Trouble (Right Here in River City)" from The Music Man, Peter Gallagher crooning "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, Taylor Dayne handled Dreamgirls' showstopper "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and Adam Pascal took on A Chorus Line's "What I Did For Love."
The evening will begin 6:30 PM with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a 7:30 PM welcome followed by a three-course dinner and the live performance at 9 PM. Tickets for the benefit range from $250-$1,000 and tables from $5,000-$10,000. For corporate underwriting, table and ticket reservations, call Steve Schaeffer, MCC Director of Development, at (212) 727-7722.
— by Ernio Hernandez