The three-day festival at Manhattan's Town Hall will kick off Oct. 20 at 8 PM with Music in the Air: A Tribute to Jerome Kern. Those lending their voices to the works of composer Kern will include Stephen Bogardus, Rebecca Luker, Michael Winther and several other Broadway and cabaret artists. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from such Kern musicals as Show Boat, Sweet Adeline, Roberta, Music Is in the Air and Leave it to Jane. Skinner and Ripley will take to the Town Hall stage Oct. 21 at 8 PM for a concert that is simply titled Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Sing Broadway! The belting duo will offer a wide-range of Broadway debuts, including many from their two acclaimed CDs, "Unsuspecting Hearts" and "Duets."
The Festival, produced and hosted by Scott Siegel, will conclude Oct. 22 at 3 PM with Broadway Originals! The afternoon concert will feature the original stars of Broadway shows re-creating their noteworthy performances. Already scheduled to entertain are Jerome Robbins Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Jekyll & Hyde's Christiane Noll and Never Gonna Dance's Noah Racey. Additional stars will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the concerts are $50 per night. Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For more information visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.