The 9:30 PM concert – under the musical direction of Dan Lipton (Don't Quit Your Night Job) – was inspired by a previous performance by Plimpton and Roche at Joe's Pub, which was later included on Roche's EP "8 More." For the Zipper concert, Plimpton and Roche will perform a selection of Roche's music as well as their favorite songs. Joining the duo will be August: Osage County's Jim True-Frost and Sally Murphy, Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, John Wesley Harding, Julian Fleisher, Dave Hill and Bridgett Everett (At Least It's Pink). The evening also promises last-minute surprise guests.
Plimpton earned Tony Award nominations for her work in The Coast of Utopia and Top Girls. Her New York stage credits also include Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shining City and HurlyBurly. Plimpton will make her Broadway musical debut as Gladys Bumps in the 2008 Roundabout revival of Pal Joey.
Tickets for Stars in the Margin, priced $20, are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting TheZipperFactory.
The Zipper Factory is located in Manhattan at 336 West 37th Street.