Tony Roberts, Penny Fuller, Nancy Anderson, Lawrence Clayton and Ryan Driscoll will sing Broadway songs 3 PM Nov. 18 & 19. Written and directed by Michael Montel with Bob Goldstone as musical director, At This Theater is the sixth show of the museum's popular series, which draws inspiration from new exhibits — in this case, the museum's current exhibition, "Theater Drawings by Robert Miles Parker."
The exhibition presents fanciful pen-and-ink drawings of classic Broadway theatres by long-time architectural author, illustrator, and preservationist Robert Miles Parker.
"For over 30 years, Parker has documented urban landscapes through illustration and in this special exhibition he celebrates the historic 'houses' of the theatre district and the whimsical details that give each one its unique personality," according to the museum.
Expect to hear Rodgers & Hart's "Bewitched," Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" and Bock & Harnick's "She Loves Me," as well as such rarities as Kurt Weill's "How Do You Tell an American?" and Rodgers and Hart's "Moon of My Delight."
Founder and artistic director Michael Montel created the Perform series at the Museum of the City of New York three years ago to highlight the museum's world renowned theatre collection, and to bring Broadway-caliber performances to the museum's stage. The series is currently in it third year. Tickets are $10 for museum members, seniors and students, $15 for the general public. Order tickets online at www.mcny.org or call (212) 534-1672.
Museum of the City of New York is at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.