Originally scheduled to play the intimate cabaret Aug. 7, Dandridge will now perform there Sept. 11 at 8 PM. She will be joined by Manoel Felciano, Destan Owens and Tarzan co-star Chester Gregory; Jim Abbott will be the musical director for the one-night-only event.
The "Broadway Spotlight" series presents new Broadway actors in an intimate setting. Previous "Broadway Spotlight" concerts have showcased the talents of Spelling Bee's Lisa Howard, Sweeney Todd's Manoel Felciano and Donna Lynne Champlin, Avenue Q's Ann Harada, Barrett Foa and John Tartaglia, Dance of the Vampires' Max von Essen, Les Miz's Lauren Kennedy, Hairspray's Shoshana Bean, Into the Woods' Chad Kimball, Aida's Felicia Finley, Rent's Anthony Rapp, Wicked's Idina Menzel and Funny Girl's Leslie Kritzer.
Merle Dandridge has appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida and Rent as well as in the tours of Aida, Ain't Misbehavin' and Smokey Joe's Café. Her other theatrical credits include The Kentucky Cycle (Joseph Jefferson Award), Passion, As You Like It and Balm in Gilead. On screen Dandridge has been seen in "Third Watch," "NCIS," "Angel," "The Edge," Pros and Cons," "All My Children" and "Guiding Light."
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.
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