Tom Wopat, the Broadway star of the recent revival of Annie Get Your Gun, makes his Manhattan cabaret debut Jan. 15-26 at Arci's Place. The Still of the Night (which draws from his recent recording of the same name) has former "Dukes of Hazzard" TV star and Tony Award nominee Wopat singing classics from musical theatre and 20th century American pop. Expect "Where Is Love," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Where or When," "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress," "For All We Know," "Makin' Whoopee," and "Get Along Without You Very Well," among other standards. Musical director Ted Firth is on piano, Peter Grant is on drums and Ed Howard is on bass.
Wopat brought his confident baritone to play Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun opposite Bernadette Peters as Annie Oakley. He was nommed for a Best Actor (Musical) Tony for the performance. He later toured with the musical and returned to Broadway after Peters had moved on.
Wopat's career includes The Robber Bridegroom at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC, I Love My Wife on Broadway and Carousel at the Kennedy Center. Later on Broadway, he appeared in the replacement companies of City of Angels and Guys and Dolls.
Admission to Arci's is $30 with a $15 food/drink minimum. Wopat's In the Still of the Night plays 9 PM Tuesday-Friday and 8:30 PM and 11 PM Saturday. Arci's is at 450 Park Avenue South between 30th and 31st Streets. For reservations or information, call (212) 532-4370 or visit arcisplace.com.
— By Kenneth Jones