The 7 PM performance will be hosted by Max von Essen, the Dance of the Vampires star who will soon be seen in the Kennedy Center's production of Mame. The evening will also feature composers Ricky Ian Gordon and Ryan Scott Oliver. Performers for the one-night-only event include Tye Blue, Alison Cimmet, Tory Ross, Aléna Watters and Kristopher Monroe. Scott Alan is the producer of the series; musical director is Barbara Anselmi.
Max von Essen, who will play Patrick in the Kennedy Center's upcoming production of Mame, recently appeared Off-Broadway in Finian's Rainbow and in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Baker's Wife. On Broadway the actor has been seen in Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Misérables; his Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks and John & Paul. Von Essen's regional credits are numerous and include Dorian the Musical, My Fair Lady, Hair, Blood Brothers and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He was also part of the all-star benefit concert of Children of Eden and was seen in the Two River Theater Company's production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $10 cover charge and a two-drink minimum. Call (212) 255-5438 for reservations. Visit www.theduplex.com for more information.