Playbill On-Line has learned that due to poor ticket sales, the series — hosted by Glen Roven and featuring a different musical theatre artist each week — will close after the Nov. 23 performance. The show, which played eight performances a week, included an in-depth interview and performance from the guest star. Carol Channing kicked off the series, Nov. 3-9. She was followed by Donna McKechnie (Nov. 10-16), and this week's guest is Florence Henderson. The series was scheduled to run through Feb. 2004; the line-up of musical theatre artists who had been scheduled follows: Carol Channing: Nov. 3-9
Donna McKechnie: Nov. 10-16
Florence Henderson: Nov. 17-23
Kitty Carlisle Hart: Nov. 24-30
Lainie Kazan: Dec. 1-7
Elaine Paige: Dec. 8-14
James Naughton: Dec. 15-21
Shirley Jones: Dec. 29–Jan. 4, 2004
Betty Buckley: Jan. 5-11
Mickey Rooney: Jan. 12-18
Jane Powell: Jan. 19-25
Cy Coleman: Jan. 26–Feb. 1
Sally Ann Howes: Feb. 2-8
Glen Roven, who is also the artistic director of the series, began his career while in high school as a rehearsal pianist for Stephen Schwartz's Pippin. At 19 he became the conductor for Broadway's Sugar Babies, and since that time he has written, produced and conducted for such artists as Julie Andrews, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Placido Domingo, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Bob Hope, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Lily Tomlin, Shirley MacLaine and Luther Vandross. He is also the recipient of four Emmy Awards.
Singular Sensations plays Mondays at 8 PM, Wednesday through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7 PM. Tickets, priced at $50, can be purchased by calling (212) 307-4100. The Village Theatre is located in Manhattan at 158 Bleecker Street between Sullivan and Thompson Streets.