Sweeney Todd's Champlin Returns to the Ars Nova June 4

News   Sweeney Todd's Champlin Returns to the Ars Nova June 4 While her Sweeney Todd co-star Manoel Felciano is playing an evening downtown at the Public Theater's Joe's Pub, Donna Lynne Champlin will be in midtown at the Ars Nova June 4.

Champlin, who played a sold-out evening May 8 at the Ars Nova, is returning to the intimate theatre with "more songs, more stories [and] more reasons for my mother to worry."

The singing actress, who plays Pirelli — as well as the accordion, keyboard and flute — in the acclaimed revival of Sweeney Todd, has titled her 8 PM evening Finishing the Hat. Concertgoers can expect to hear Broadway tunes, Irish classics and gospel favorites. The actress, according to press notes, is also "bringing along tales of her most embarrassing moments, and the audience gets to choose which ones they want to hear." Andrew Gerle will be the musical director.

Donna Lynne Champlin has appeared on Broadway in Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves and James Joyce's The Dead. Her other New York theatrical credits include My Life With Albertine, Reunion, Encores!, Bloomer Girl, First Lady Suite, The Audience and Meet John Doe.

The Ars Nova Theater is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets are priced at $15; call (212) 868-4444 or go to www.SmartTix.com.

For more information visit www.arsnovanyc.com.