Heidi Blickenstaff, Eleasha Gamble, Florence Lacey Will Be Part of Eric Schaeffer's Birthday Concert at the Kennedy Center
05 Oct 2012
Virginia's Signature Theatre will toast the 50th birthday of its artistic director, Eric Schaeffer, with a celebratory concert of his favorite songs in November.
Entitled Eric’s 50th Birthday Concert, the evening will be held Nov. 19 at 8 PM at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater.
The concert will feature a cast of Washington and Broadway favorites, including Heidi Blickenstaff, Carolyn Cole, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Eleasha Gamble, Florence Lacey, Tracy Lynn Olivera and Nova Y. Payton. The artists will be backed by the Signature Orchestra.
Schaeffer was most recently represented on Broadway with the critically acclaimed revival of Follies.
Proceeds will benefit Signature’s artistic and community programming.
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.