The evening at Avery Fisher Hall is titled Viva la Diva and will feature a host of divas from a mix of entertainment mediums. Those scheduled to join the famed chorus include Barnum's Terri White; Jenifer Lewis, star of Off-Broadway’s The Diva Is Dismissed; opera diva Denise Lennon; Indra Thomas, the African American vocalist hailed as the next great Verdi soprano; and drag performer Jimmy James, who has been acclaimed for his impersonations of Bette Davis, Cher, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland. Show time is 8 PM. Jeffrey Maynard will conduct the evening, which will feature such tunes as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (performed by Lennon), Starmites’ “Diva” (performed by White), Tosca’s “Vissi d’Arte” (performed by Thomas); “I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good” (performed by James); and toe-tappers from the new hit musical Hairspray (performed by Lewis). The evening will also include songs rendered by the 185-voice male chorus, which is dedicated to the performance of classical and contemporary choral music.
Tickets for Viva la Diva are priced between $30 and $80 and are available by calling (212) 242-1777. Avery Fisher Hall is located within Lincoln Center at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Broadway at 65th Street.