No Place Like Geffen for Holidays; Marc Kudisch Among Broadway Holiday Stars

News   No Place Like Geffen for Holidays; Marc Kudisch Among Broadway Holiday Stars
 
Broadway Holiday, a winter concert by Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA, will star Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins), Rob Evan (Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde), Rita Harvey (Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof), Carter Calvert (It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) and Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Phantom of The Opera, Sunset Boulevard).

Marc Kudisch
Marc Kudisch Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The audience is being invited to pick a holiday song and a show tune to be added to the score of the special holiday revue running Dec. 17, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011, in the Geffen's Gil Cates Theater. Creator and musical director Neil Berg leads a three-piece band.

According to Geffen, Broadway Holiday "will take audiences on a journey through Broadway history with the music of Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more." (Expect holiday favorites, too.)

Patrons will have a chance to vote on the song selection with "Show of Hands for Show Tunes." Through this online contest, the Geffen Playhouse will be taking votes from the public to choose one holiday song and one Broadway standard to be added to the program of the revue.

Audiences can vote on the Geffen Playhouse website at www.geffenplayhouse.com/broadwayholiday, and will also have the opportunity to write in their own suggestions. Voting for "Show of Hands for Show Tunes" begins on Nov. 2, and winners will be announced online on Dec. 8.

Ticket prices range from from $65-$75. Tickets are on sale now at the Geffen Playhouse box office, online at www.geffenplayhouse.com or via credit card phone order at (310) 208-5454.

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