By Michael Gioia
14 Apr 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Written by Craig Shemin and hosted by John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), the 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM performances "celebrate the whimsical music and magical world of puppetry created by Jim Henson more than 50 years ago."
The concerts feature performances by Essential Voices USA, led by director Judith Clurman, as well as special guests Alison Bartlett, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman, Nitya Vidyasagar, Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q) and Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"); puppeteers Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Karen Prell and David Rudman; Matt Vogel; and singer-songwriter Paul Williams.
Pre-concert activities take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.