Triad Adds Performances of Andrews/Burnett Tribute

News   Triad Adds Performances of Andrews/Burnett Tribute The Triad in New York City has announced additional performances of Christine Toy Johnson and Ann Harada's recreation of the famed 1962 Carnegie Hall concert performed by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett.
Ann Harada, Carol Burnett and Christine Toy Johnson.
Ann Harada, Carol Burnett and Christine Toy Johnson. (Photo by Photo by Steve Bergman)

The Triad in New York City has announced additional performances of Christine Toy Johnson and Ann Harada's recreation of the famed 1962 Carnegie Hall concert performed by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett.

Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall will be presented again Nov. 15, 22 and 29 at 7 PM.

As with their first show at The Triad in October, the tribute performances will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The success of the Oct. 1 show prompted the decision to add performances, Johnson told Playbill On-Line.

"Carol Burnett and her pals, including three of the Ernest Flatt dancers, loaned us their support at the Oct. 1 dress rehearsal," Johnson said. "They cheered us on, laughed and reminisced, and could not have been more generous with their compliments." As earlier reported, Johnson and Harada were last seen in the Alan Muraoka-directed version of Falsettoland, which was produced last year by the National Asian American Theatre Company at the Dimson Theatre in NYC. The trio reunites with Julie and Carol. Johnson and Harada play understudies who must perform as Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett, respectively, so that the historic Carnegie Hall show can go on.

"We recreate their show song for song," Harada told Playbill On-Line. "We use their material, but we've dropped a few things -- like the numbers with the Ernest Flatt Dancers -- because we just couldn't do them." Harada said that she and Johnson have added a few things to the program, such as a bit that Carol Burnett did on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1959.

Originally broadcast by CBS, "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" was a real life highlight in both stars' careers. The October tribute with Johnson and Harada also features Bruce Alan Johnson, as well as musical direction by John O'Neill. It will be performed at 7 PM, Nov. 15, 22 and 29 at The Triad, 158 West 72 Street, NYC. Cover charge is $15, with a $10 food/drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 362-2590.

-- By Murdoch McBride