The gala, directed by Charlotte Moore, includes special guests Shirley Jones ("Oklahoma!," "Carousel," 42nd Street) and her son, Patrick Cassidy (Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street), as well as Tony Award winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific), Matt Cavenaugh (Grey Gardens), Jenny Powers (Grease), Christine Anderas (La Cage Aux Folles), Tony nominee Howard McGillin (Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Jason Tam (Marry Me a Little), Olivier Award winner Alexandra Silber (Carousel, Master Class), Max von Essen (Evita), Bill Newhall, Georga Osborn, Kerry Conte (national tour of Mary Poppins), Bonnie Fraser (Las Vegas Phantom), Nancy Anderson, Donna Kane (Meet Me in St. Louis) and Ciaran Sheehan (The Phantom of the Opera).
Something Wonderful! The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein features Rodgers & Hammerstein favorites from their musicals Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel, State Fair and Flower Drum Song.
Songs include "It's a Grand Night for Singing," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Shall We Dance?," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I Cain't Say No," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair" and others. Musical direction is by Mark Hartman (Avenue Q, Silence!).
Show time is 7 PM, and the Gala is followed by dinner with the cast at Sardi's. Kathleen Begala is the 2013 Gala chair.
Irish Rep is the recipient of a 2013 Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award in recognition of 25 years of producing outstanding theatre.
The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street. Dinner at Sardi's will follow. For dinner and theatre packages, contact Gretchen H. Page at (212) 255-0270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets to the performance run $150-$350. For theatre-only tickets, call (212) 727-2737 or visit IrishRep.org.