The first edition of the talk and variety show will be presented Jan. 6 at 7 PM at the famed jazz venue. Tommy Tune, Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince and Jerry Mitchell have all signed on to be part of the series, with dates to be announced.
Donna McKechnie In Good Company, according to press notes, "will bring the Tony winner’s conversational skills to the forefront, and provide a stage for unique, one-time-only musical moments with Broadway’s most celebrated and iconic artists."
These events will be produced for Birdland by Wayne Gmitter.
Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award-winning star of A Chorus Line, has just completed filming a feature role in "36 Saints," which will be released next year, and recently appeared in John Doyle’s Ten Cents A Dance at the McCarter Theatre and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Some of McKechnie’s Broadway/theatre credits include How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (national tour), The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, Sondheim – A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed), On The Town, Promises, Promises, Company and State Fair, for which she received the Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.
There will be a $30 cover charge for all seats plus a $10 food/drink minimum. For tickets and more information, visit www.birdlandjazz.com. For more information and reservations call (212) 581-3080.