Musical Theatre Divas Playing at L.A.'s Cinegrill in April

News   Musical Theatre Divas Playing at L.A.'s Cinegrill in April Eileen Barnett, Gina Brazell, Lillas White and Nita Whittacker are among the musical theatre divas who will be appearing this month at The Cinegrill, the cabaret located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Barnett, a Broadway veteran who recently starred in the national tour of Footloose, which played in L.A. at the Pantages Theatre, will take the Cinegrill stage on April 16 at 8 PM to deliver an evening of show tunes. Her musical director is Gerald Sternbach, who has conducted three Broadway shows as well as the L.A. company of Les Miserables. Barnett has released a CD called "Eileen Barnett, Live at the Cinegrill," plus a CD for children, "Broadway With a Beat."

Eileen Barnett, Gina Brazell, Lillas White and Nita Whittacker are among the musical theatre divas who will be appearing this month at The Cinegrill, the cabaret located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Barnett, a Broadway veteran who recently starred in the national tour of Footloose, which played in L.A. at the Pantages Theatre, will take the Cinegrill stage on April 16 at 8 PM to deliver an evening of show tunes. Her musical director is Gerald Sternbach, who has conducted three Broadway shows as well as the L.A. company of Les Miserables. Barnett has released a CD called "Eileen Barnett, Live at the Cinegrill," plus a CD for children, "Broadway With a Beat."

Brazell will appear April 14 in a one-woman show which explores new and old swing, jazz and Broadway tunes. For more details visit her website: www.ginabrazell. com

White, scheduled for April 15, comes to L.A. direct from her Tony-nomination performance in The Life, on Broadway. She specializes in standards and blues as well as show tunes.

Whittacker, recently on tour with Ragtime, returns to the Cinegrill April 28 with a program of show tunes and original songs.

The Cinegrill is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. For tickets and information call (323) 466-7000. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent