DIVA TALK: A Diva Fall Season Preview

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23 Aug 2013

Sutton Foster
 

New York's smaller stages will also welcome a host of Broadway favorites. Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will kick off the fall season at the Café Carlyle, playing Sept. 10-28. The Anything Goes star will be followed by Clint Holmes (Oct. 1-12), Judy Collins (Oct. 15-26), John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey (Oct. 29-Nov. 23) and Steve Tyrell (Nov. 26-Dec. 31). Cabaret favorite Andrea Marcovicci will make her Joe's Pub bow in November; the 7 PM and 9 PM Nov. 18 concerts will celebrate the singing actress' 65th birthday and will also mark the New York debut of her newest concert act, Moonlight Cocktail. And, Manhattan's newest nightspot, 54 Below, will welcome a plethora of theatre artists, including Ann Morrison (Sept. 2), Christine Andreas (Sept. 4-5), Brian d'Arcy James (Sept. 5-7), Telly Leung (Sept. 8), John Tartaglia (Sept. 8 and 16), Duncan Sheik (Sept. 9-14), Lindsay Mendez (Sept. 9 and Dec. 9), Emily Skinner (Sept. 11-12), Morgan James (Sept. 15), Frances Ruffelle (Sept. 16 and 18), Laura Benanti (Sept. 19-21), Alice Ripley (Sept. 19), Adam Pascal (Sept. 22 at 7 PM), Anthony Rapp (Sept. 22 at 9:30 PM), Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Sept. 26-28), Varla Jean Merman (Sept. 29-30) and Donna Vivino (Sept. 29). And, that's just in September! Visit 54Below.com for details of the remainder of the fall season.

And, in "takeover" news, three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella for a limited engagement beginning Sept. 6. Luker will step into the role of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, Marie, the part created by Tony winner Victoria Clark, through Jan. 19, 2014. (Clark is taking a temporary leave for a new project to be announced.)… A few days earlier, on Sept. 3, Jill Paice and Craig Bierko will become Matilda's new Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull, respectively; they succeed original Tony-nominated stars Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward, who play their final performances Sept. 1.

Whether you prefer your evenings in a cozy cabaret or in a Broadway house with a full orchestra, get out there and catch one of your favorite gals!

Well, that's all for now. Happy diva-watching! E-mail questions or comments to agans@playbill.com.



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