Glinda and Belle Unite for Aug. 7 Ars Nova Concert

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07 Aug 2006

Kate Reinders in <I>Wicked</I>.
Kate Reinders in Wicked.
Photo by Joan Marcus (Les Miz), Martha Swope (Evita)

Sarah Litzsinger (the current Belle of Broadway's Beauty and the Beast) and Kate Reinders (the latest Glinda in the New York company of Wicked) join forces Aug. 7 for a one-night-only concert at the Ars Nova.

The two actresses, who promise to shred the term ingénue, will debut their new band TastiSkank at the West 54th Street venue. Described as the "newborn love child of the Indigo Girls and Tenacious D," TastiSkank will offer songs about everything "from sex to pills to dirty boys who will remain nameless." Show time is 10 PM.

Sarah Litzsinger has the distinction of being Broadway's longest-running Belle, and her other Broadway credits include Amour, Les Misérables, Oliver! and Marilyn, An American Fable. Her theatrical credits also include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Last Five Years and tick, tick . . . BOOM!. Litzsinger has been seen on screen in "Law and Order Criminal Intent," "Ed," "Strangers With Candy" and "Knots."

Kate Reinders received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Actress in a Principal Role—Musical for her performance in the Chicago mounting of Wicked. Prior to Wicked, she was most recently on Broadway in the Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations and has also been seen on Broadway in Gypsy, Into the Woods and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Reinders' other theatrical credits include The Sound of Music, A Year with Frog and Toad and Nerds.

The Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 W. 54th Street. Tickets, priced at $15, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.