By Michael Gioia
25 Nov 2013
The 9 PM concert will feature performances from Loni Ackerman (Starting Here, Starting Now; Cats), Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair), Margery Cohen (Starting Here, Starting Now), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hardbody, The Last Goodbye), Jose Llana (Here Lies Love, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stacey Logan (Sweet Smell of Success, Beauty and the Beast), Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon, "Pitch Perfect"), Donna Vivino (Stars of David, Wicked), Frank Vlastnik (Big, Sweet Smell of Success) and Barbara Walsh (Big, Company) as well as Maltby, Jr. and Shire.
Jeremy Robin Lyons is the musical director of the concert, which will feature a full band and is produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper.
According to press notes, "Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire are among the top songwriting teams working in the musical theatre today. Their shows written together, including Starting Here Starting Now, Baby, Closer Than Ever, Big, Take Flight, Love Match and How Do You Do I Love You will be celebrated by Broadway’s best in story and song. Expect original cast performances recreated, as well as brand new interpretations, and even a world premiere song!"