Newcomers to the evening include Burke Moses (Beauty and the Beast, The Frogs), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Seussical), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Shrek: The Musical) and Anna Ty Bergman. The latter will perform a song cut from In the Heights. Produced and directed by Jamie McGonnigal with musical direction by Michael Lavine, the evening will also boast the talents of the previously announced David Burtka (Gypsy, "How I Met Your Mother"), Natalie Venetia Belcon (The Glorious Ones, Avenue Q), Randy Redd (Parade, Ring of Fire), Landon Beard (Altar Boyz), Jennifer Cody (The Pajama Game, Seussical), Max von Essen (Les Miserables, Dance of the Vampires), Liz McCartney (Mamma Mia!, Taboo), Lea Michele (Spring Awakening), Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon), Anthony Rapp (Rent, The Little Prince), Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked), Wayne Wilcox (Coram Boy, "Rent" film) and Jennifer Hope Wills (Wonderful Town, Woman in White).
Flopz n' Cuts 4, according to press notes, aims to "acquaint theatre enthusiasts with shows and songs that, while not quite successful in their original incarnations, still have merits that can be showcased in a concert setting."
Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from Oh Brother!, Taboo, Family Affair, Arms and the Girl, Arthur, Are You With It, Carrie, High Fidelity, Angel and Carnival in Flanders as well as songs cut from Life With Father and Call Me Madam.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Haven, a no-kill animal shelter, adoption center and sanctuary located in Flushing, SoHo, and upstate New York. For more information visit www.animalhavenshelter.org.
Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets, priced at $20, are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting www.joespub.com.