York Theatre Offers G'day Cabaret Benefit Sept. 20

News   York Theatre Offers G'day Cabaret Benefit Sept. 20 Hugh Jackman won't be the only star from Down Under strutting his stuff on a New York stage this fall.

On Sept. 20 the York Theatre Company will present a concert celebrating new theatrical talent from Australia at its Manhattan home, Saint Peter's Theatre. Among the performers scheduled to appear in G'day Cabaret are singers Simon Gleeson, Natalie O'Donnell and Deone Zanotto and dancers Ashley Warren and Adam Williams. Luke Hunter will be the evening's musical director with choreography by Ashley Wallen. Stephen Fitzgerald, of Sydney, is credited with the idea for the 8 PM concert. In a statement Fitzgerald said, "This concert is a way of doing something for a theatre that has done so much for all of us. And, at the same time, it is a wonderful way to showcase some of Australia's richest new talent."

Concertgoers can expect to hear cabaret standards, musical theatre tunes as well as works from new Australian writers. The evening's three vocalists have had leading roles in Australian productions of Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, South Pacific, Into the Woods, Jolson, West Side Story, Chicago, Gypsy, Fame, Pacific Overtures and Footloose.

Tickets for G'day Cabaret are priced at $45, $75 and $150; the latter two include priority seating and a post-performance reception. Call (212) 935-5824, ext. 25 for reservations. Saint Peter's Theatre is located at 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street.

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