Originally scheduled to play The Supper Club on June 26, the Tony Award-winning actress will now play the intimate club on West 47th Street on July 10. (An encore performance will be offered July 17.) Backed by the George Gee Big Band, Ruffelle will offer an evening of Big Band favorites, show tunes, pop songs and standards. Show time is 8:45 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. The change of date is due to Ruffelle's recent casting in the forthcoming West End revival of Over Here. That musical, which will also feature Tony winner Donna McKechnie, will begin London previews in November.
Ruffelle's concert engagement coincides with the release of her forthcoming solo CD, which was recorded live in London. The disc, due this summer, is simply titled "Live at Ronnie Scott's."
Frances Ruffelle's West End theatre credits include Starlight Express, Les Misérables and Chicago. She made her Broadway bow in the original cast of Les Misérables, earning a Tony Award, a Helen Hayes Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Eponine.
The Supper Club is located in Manhattan at 240 West 47th Street. Tickets, priced at $65, are available by calling (212) 352-3101.