Skinner, Kudisch and Graae replace the previously announced Martin Vidnovic and Kaitlin Hopkins, who bowed out due to scheduling conflicts. Hopkins will be shooting an independent film the day of the concert, and Vidnovic is off to Pasadena for an eight-week run of Jerry Herman's Showtune at the Pasadena Playhouse. Kudisch, who recently took part in Broadway By the Year 1960, will perform three songs, including the little-known "Song of the Vagabonds" from The Vagabond King. The remainder of the company includes Nancy Anderson, Walker Jones and Justin Bohon. Those three performers took part in the first 2003 presentation of Broadway By the Year 1925 on Feb. 17. That concert was the night of this year's blizzard, and although 500 "brave souls" did show up, many who had tickets were unable to attend.
A live recording of the Feb. 17 evening is now available from Bayview Records. Featuring Howard McGillin, Nancy Anderson, Walker Jones, Stephanie J. Block and Justin Bohon, song titles include “Old Fashioned Girl,” “Paddlin’ Madelin’ Home,” “Tea for Two,” “I’m All Alone,” “Here in My Arms,” “It All Depends on You,” “As Long As I’ve Got Mammy,” “Sweet and Low Down,” “Song of the Vagabonds,” “Some Day,” “Lackawanna,” “That Means Nothing to Me,” “Always,” “That Certain Feeling,” “Manhattan” and “I Want To Be Happy.”
Tickets for the June 23 concert — priced at $40 and $37.50 — are still available. Town Hall is located in New York City at 123 W. 43rd Street; call Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or Town Hall at (212) 997-6661 for tickets.