The 2008-2009 Great American Song concert series at the North Bethesda, MD, venue will kick off Nov. 9 with a pairing of two two-time Tony winners, Christine Ebersole and James Naughton. Ebersole won her Tonys for her performances in Grey Gardens and the revival of 42nd Street; Naughton was honored for his work in City of Angels and the Chicago revival. Nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune will be joined by the Manhattan Rhythm Kings for the Washington-area premiere of Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography. Tune will entertain Strathmore audiences Jan. 23 and 24, 2009.
The New Year will also feature another two-time Tony winner, Bebe Neuwirth. Neuwirth — who nabbed Tonys for her performances in the revivals of Sweet Charity and Chicago — will take to the Strathmore stage April 2, 2009.
The concert series will conclude April 18 and 19, 2009, with Broadway favorite Bernadette Peters. Peters, a two-time Tony winner for her work in Annie Get Your Gun and Song and Dance, will perform songs from her acclaimed Broadway and recording career.
The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD. For tickets call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.