Wicked Witch's Alter Ego Hits New York Anew as Miss Gulch Returns! Plays May 20

News   Wicked Witch's Alter Ego Hits New York Anew as Miss Gulch Returns! Plays May 20 While Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's take on the story of the Wicked Witch of the West plays on Broadway, Fred Barton returns to New York with her Kansas alter ego in Miss Gulch Returns!, May 20.

The one-man/woman musical will play at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City as part of the Queer Songbook series. Miss Gulch Returns! won a 1985 Back Stage Bistro Award (for Musical Comedy Performance) and previously played runs in New York cabarets and engagements in cities around the country. The work was recorded for an album which was released in 2000.

Author-performer Barton served as the arranger-pianist of the original Forbidden Broadway and Whoop-Dee-Doo. He has also conducted on Broadway for Zorba, Hal Prince's Cabaret, City Of Angels and Camelot. Barton's credits also include associate composer of TV's "The Magic Schoolbus" and "Eureeka's Castle," and orchestrator of the albums "A Bag Of Popcorn and a Dream," "A Wrinkle In Swingtime," and "My Place In The World."

For more information, call The Center, 208 West 13th Street, at (212) 620-7310 or visit www.gaycenter.org.

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