Wicked Witches, "Queer Eye" Guy and New Edna Sing at Miscast Benefit, April 19

News   Wicked Witches, "Queer Eye" Guy and New Edna Sing at Miscast Benefit, April 19 Wicked stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" guru Jai Rodriguez (Zanna Don't!) and Hairspray's next Edna Turnblad, Michael McKean ("A Mighty Wind") will join MCC Theatre for its annual gala benefit Miscast, April 19.

Broadway notables Randy Graff (Fiddler on the Roof), La Chanze (Once on This Island), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) and McKean's wife actress Annette O'Toole ("Smallville") will also join the celebrated signature musical revue Miscast, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray).

Miscast features Broadway's finest performers singing some of Broadway's most popular musical songs. The catch: The songs are from roles in which they would never be cast.

Past performances have included Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey Fierstein playing husband and wife, respectively, in the duet "Do You Love Me?" from Fiddler on the Roof, Amy Spanger bellowing "Old Man River" from Showboat, Peter Gallagher pleading "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, David Miller's rendition of "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story, Raul Esparza flying high "Defying Gravity" from Wicked, Louise Pitre performing "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha, Adam Pascal on A Chorus Line's "What I Did For Love" and Jackie Hoffman doing "I'm Still Here" from Follies

The event is set to take place at Bridgewaters (11 Fulton Street at the South Street Seaport in New York City) with a 6:30 PM start for cocktails. Dinner and an awards presentation of the MCC Theater Award honoring arts supporters Stanley and Tracy Shopkorn will begin at 7 PM followed by the performance (and dessert) at 9 PM.

Proceeds from the benefit go towards MCC's Playwright's Coalition (for new and emerging writers) and Education and Community Outreach programs. For more information on MCC, visit www.mcctheater.com.

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