Xanadu's Testa Joins Graae at Birdland Oct. 21 and 22

News   Xanadu's Testa Joins Graae at Birdland Oct. 21 and 22 Broadway's Jason Graae returns to Birdland Oct. 21 and 22 with his acclaimed cabaret act, Graae's Anatomy.

Jason Graae
Jason Graae

Graae will be backed by musical director Alex Rybeck on piano for the 7 PM concerts. Cabaretgoers can also expect to enjoy a guest appearance by Xanadu's Mary Testa as well as a Forever Plaid reunion.

Graae's Anatomy, according to press notes, is a show "where Jason sings from the heart, breathes through his nose, touches a nerve, and tickles the funny bone. It includes Jason’s somewhat twisted and sometimes even humorous take on songs by Bucchino, Sondheim, Mercer and more."

Jason Graae starred on Broadway in A Grand Night for Singing, Falsettos, Stardust and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, and appeared in the Hollywood Bowl concert version of The Music Man as Marcellus Washburn. His Off-Broadway credits include roles in Forever Plaid; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh; Olympus On My Mind; and All in the Timing. Graae also starred in the Reprise! concerts of Of Thee I Sing!, Anything Goes and The Boys from Syracuse.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. There is a $25 cover charge and a $10 food/drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.

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