PHOTO CALL: Maltby, Shire and Conn Visit I Want It All at the Metropolitan Room

News   PHOTO CALL: Maltby, Shire and Conn Visit I Want It All at the Metropolitan Room
 
The Broadway Voices, a new singing quartet featuring members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, made its debut performance Sept. 17 at the Metropolitan Room with I Want It All – A Maltby and Shire Songbook.

The legendary songwriting duo of Richard Maltby and David Shire, along with Shire's wife, actress Didi Conn (Grease, The Green Bird ), attended the performance and wished the quartet well on their opening night. The cast - consisting of Dan Baillie, Eric Saggese, Sonelius Kendrick-Smith and Phil Zipkin - "brings a unique twist to the traditionally co-ed songbook, featuring songs from Maltby & Shire's hit shows Closer Than Ever, Starting Here, Starting Now and Baby" as well as material from their newest show, Take Flight. The performance is staged by Jeff Lettiere, with musical direction is by Charles Beale.

I Want It All – A Maltby and Shire Songbook plays two additional performances: Sept. 20 at 5 PM and Sept. 21 at 9:30 PM.

Tickets are priced $20 (plus a two-drink minimum), and proceeds will benefit the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.

The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). For reservations call (212) 206-0440.

From left: Music director Charles Beale, Eric Saggese, Phil Zipkin, Sonelius Kendrick-Smith, Dan Baillie and musical staging director Jeff Lettiere
Richard Maltby Jr., David Shire and Didi Conn with the Broadway Voices
Richard Maltby Jr., Didi Conn and David Shire

All photos by H.E. Yhoman

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