Oak Room's Glimpses of the Moon to Welcome Natalie Toro Dec. 8 and 15

News   Oak Room's Glimpses of the Moon to Welcome Natalie Toro Dec. 8 and 15 Recent Tale of Two Cities cast member Natalie Toro will be a featured guest in the Oak Room's Jazz Age musical Glimpses of the Moon in December.

Glimpses of the Moon, which is based on the novel by Edith Wharton, will welcome Toro Dec. 8 and 15 as part of the show's rotating line-up of guest performers. KT Sullivan will also make a guest appearance in the musical Jan. 5 and 12, 2009.

Currently playing the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Glimpses of the Moon has music by John Mercurio and book and lyrics by Tajlei Levis. Legally Blonde's Autumn Hurlbert and Chris Peluso (Lestat) co-star in the production, which features direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Denis Jones. Glimpses of the Moon officially opened Nov. 3.

In addition to the recent run of A Tale of Two Cities, Toro has appeared in Les Misérables and A Christmas Carol on Broadway, as well as Off-Broadway's Zombie Prom, the national tours of Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and regional productions of The Fix, Everything's Ducky, Francis of Guernica, Blood Brothers and Zorba.

Glimpses of the Moon features Hurlbert (Legally Blonde) as Susy and Peluso (Lestat) as Nick with Jane Blass (Hairspray) as Ellie, Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby) as Coral, Daren Kelly (Crazy for You) as Nelson and Glenn Peters as Streffy.

The musical, according to press notes, follows "the jazzy whirl of Manhattan society, from champagne-soaked dinner parties, to luxurious vacation cottages and back to New York's elegant hotels. [The musical concerns the] popular but penniless Suzy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing [who] devise the ultimate fund-raising scheme: to marry and live off the wedding gifts while they help one another find suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly — until they fall in love." The creative team also includes Ted LeFevre (scenic consultant), Deb Gaouette (props designer), Richard Winkler (lighting designer) and Lisa Zinni (costume designer).

Show times are Mondays at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $65 (plus a $30 food-drink minimum or a $60 prix fixe dinner), are available by calling (866) 468-7619 or by visiting Ticketweb.

The Oak Room is located within the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. For more information visit www.GlimpsesOfTheMoon.com.

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