The 8 PM concert, hosted by Siegel, will feature direction and choreography by Jeffry Denman, who will also perform. The starry cast will also include Howard McGillin, Noah Racey, Donna Lynne Champlin, Meredith Patterson, Kerry O'Malley, Kendrick Jones, Alexander Gemignani and Christiane Noll as well as the previously announced Marc Kudisch and Eddie Korbich.
Audiences can expect to hear songs from such musicals as Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, High Button Shoes, Street Scene and Allegro. Musical director for the evening is Ross Patterson.
In a statement Siegel said, "There is no formula for Broadway by the Year. The style and content of each show is dictated by the material from the year we're highlighting. 1947 offered an unusual amount of fantasy on Broadway: Finian's Rainbow and Brigadoon are the most obvious – and glorious - examples. There was also a lot of dance that year, so I've gone to extra lengths to cast this concert with some of the most incredible dancers on Broadway, including Noah Racey, Kendrick Jones, Meredith Patterson, and Jeffry Denman, who is also going to direct and choreograph the show. We'll have some surprises, as well."
Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. Tickets, priced $45 and $50, are available by calling (212) 840-2824 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information go to www.the-townhall-nyc.org. *
The season will continue April 7 with The Broadway Musicals of 1954 (directed by Scott Coulter with musical direction by Ross Patterson); May 12 with The Broadway Musicals of 1965 (directed by Marc Kudisch with musical direction by Ross Patterson) and June 16 with The Broadway Musicals of 1979 (directed by Emily Skinner with musical direction by Ross Patterson).