Broadway Sings Benefit To Feature Bill Irwin, Debbie Gravitte, Dominic Nolfi, Everett Bradley
26 Jan 2011
A host of theatre artists will join forces Feb. 7 for Broadway Sings, a benefit for the children of PS 166, The Richard Rodgers School.
Among those scheduled to take part in the 7 PM event are Tony winners Bill Irwin and Debbie Gravitte, Dominic Nolfi, Dominic Scaglione, Jr., Etai BenShlomo, Everett Bradley, Andrea Chamberlain, Jess LeProtto, Neil McCaffrey and Jake Schwenke as well as cast members from Memphis.
Broadway veterans and PS 166 parents Paula Leggett Chase and husband musical director David Chase have assembled the cast. Producer parents Jeff Martin and John Kroner are the organizing forces behind the event.
Funds raised will help compensate for state and NYC Department of Education cuts that have taken a toll on the school's theatre arts, music and enrichment programs.
PS 166, known as the Richard Rodgers School of Arts and Technology, is dedicated to "supporting and promoting theater arts in the school, particularly works by Richard Rodgers who attended the school, and is its namesake."
Tickets, priced $15 for children, $30 for adults and $75 for front-center rows, may be purchased online at http://www.ps166.org/www/03M166/site/hosting/Broadway.html.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.