The May 22 benefit will be held at the famed Manhattan Y and will feature songs from six musicals headed to Broadway. Those musicals include David Zippel, Wendy Wasserstein and Cy Coleman's Pamela's First Musical; Matthew Wilder, David Zippel and Cheri and Bill Steinkellner's Princesses; Richard Maltby Jr., Janet Brenner and Ken Levin's The 60's Project; Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Terrence McNally's Catch Me If You Can; Larry O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin and Heather Hach-Hearne's Legally Blonde; and Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's The Glorious Ones.
Debbie Gravitte will be on hand to perform "The Broadway Song" from Pamela's First Musical; David Garrison will sing "I Know What I Like" from Princesses; 60's Project offerings will include Lesley Gore's renditions of "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me" as well as Lois Robbins' take on "Forever Young"; a surprise guest will perform Catch Me If You Can's "Fifty Checks"; Laura Bell Bundy will be joined by the ensemble of Legally Blonde for "So Much Better"; and Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie will offer selections from The Glorious Ones. Tony Award winner Faith Prince will conclude the entertainment with the classic Gypsy tune "Everything's Coming Up Roses."
The gala benefit is set to begin at 6 PM with cocktails and dinner, followed by the 8 PM show and a 9:30 PM desert reception.
Coming Soon to Broadway is being produced and directed by Jeffrey Martin and John Kroner and written by Russell Reich. Music director is Robert Billig.
The 92nd Street Y is located in Manhattan at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Tickets begin at $1,000; for reservations call (212) 415-5488.