Free Broadway Concert Offered Jan. 6 in Grand Central Station
06 Jan 2003
Patty Duke, who is currently starring as Aunt Eller in the revival of Oklahoma! at the Gershwin Theatre, will lead a free Broadway concert Jan. 6 in New York's Grand Central Station.
Duke will join performers from the Broadway productions of Oklahoma!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, Les Misérables and Cabaret for the half-hour concert, which is scheduled to begin at 5:15 PM. Presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers, the concert will be held in the Concourse of Grand Central Station (Café Metroazur side).
Patty Duke made her Broadway debut in the 1959 production of The Miracle Worker playing Helen Keller, a role she repeated on film to Oscar winning effect. She later played Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, in a TV production of The Miracle Worker, and received an Emmy Award for that portrayal. A TV and film veteran, Duke starred in "The Patty Duke Show" as a child, and her many other screen credits include "Me, Natalie," "It Takes Two," "Billie," "My Sweet Charlie," "Captains and the Kings," "The Girl on the Edge of Town," "George Washington" and "Touched By An Angel."
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.