Meredith Vieira Will Sing, Dance and Act in Millie, One Show Only, April 2

News   Meredith Vieira Will Sing, Dance and Act in Millie, One Show Only, April 2 Meredith Vieira, co-host of ABC's daytime chat program, "The View," makes her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie for one performance only 8 PM April 2 as part of "Greetings From Broadway – Fan Appreciation Week."

Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira (Photo by ABC, Inc./Andrew Eccles)

"Greetings From Broadway" is a promotional week taking place April 1-7, sponsored by The League of American Theatres and Producers Inc., the trade organization for Broadway and touring Broadway across the United States and Canada.

For her Broadway debut, Vieira will appear in several scenes throughout the show, assuming the roles of Daphne, a Dishwasher, the Speed Tappist and more. She'll sing, dance and act, a spokesman said, and have a relationship with Actors' Equity for one week. (No actor loses pay for the roles Vieira assumes.) She's learning her dance routine in the days before stepping in.

The Millie and Vieira pairing is an isolated promotion for the week. Don't expect Star Jones to step into Aida or Barbara Walters to ride the mechanical bull in Urban Cowboy.

In addition to Vieira's appearance, "Greetings From Broadway – Fan Appreciation Week" affords "Broadway fans the opportunity to enter a special sweepstakes with prizes including tickets to Broadway shows, airline vouchers, hotel accommodations, dining, shopping sprees and more." For more on the "Greetings From Broadway" program, visit www.ilovenytheater.com.

Tickets for Thoroughly Modern Millie can be purchased by calling (212) 307-4100. The Marquis Theatre is at 1535 Broadway at 46th Street.