The April 19 concert at Town Hall will pay tribute to the musicals that opened on The Great White Way in 1949. As previously announced, the 8 PM concert will feature the talents of Noah Racey and Nancy Lemenager, the recent Never Gonna Dance stars who provided one of the show-stopping moments at last month's Broadway by the Year concert. They will be joined by Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, Jane Eyre's Marla Schaffel, The Producers' Cady Huffman, Nightlife Award winner Lennie Watts and MAC Award winner Scott Coulter. Urinetown's Jeff McCarthy has withdrawn from the concert. Created and hosted by cabaret critic Scott Siegel, the evening will feature songs from South Pacific, Miss Liberty, Touch and Go, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lost in the Stars. Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime" and "This Had Better Be Love."
Robert Westenberg received a Theatre World Award for his performance in Zorba and a Tony nomination for his work in Into the Woods. His other Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Company and 1776. A 1981 Tony nominee for his work in Brigadoon, Martin Vidnovic has appeared on Broadway in Home Sweet Homer, The King and I, Oklahoma!, Baby, Guys and Dolls, A Grand for Singing and King David.
Tickets for Broadway By the Year: 1949 are priced at $45 and $37.50 and are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or (212) 840-2824. Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street. Visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org for more information.