Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Sally Wilfert and Sebastian Arcelus Will Be Part of William Finn Tribute

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27 Jan 2014

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Congregation Beit Simchat Torah will present a concert celebrating the music of two-time Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist William Finn Feb. 9 at 3 PM at Merkin Concert Hall.

The afternoon will feature direction by Shakina Nayfack and music direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross.

The event, which marks the LGBTQ congregation’s 40th anniversary and its 19th Annual Shabbat Shirah (Sabbath of Song) Concert, will boast many of the performers who originated roles in Finn's musicals, including Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Sally Wilfert and Sebastian Arcelus, with additional performances by Anne L. Nathan, Taylor Trensch, Molly Hager, Amanda Savan and Michael Linden, along with participation from The CBST Community Chorus and CBST music director Joyce Rosenzweig.

Honorary hosts are Betty Buckley, Andy Cohen, Carmel Dean, Harvey Fierstein, Moises Kaufman, James Lapine, Harriet Leve, Jordan Roth, Seth Rudetsky and Jeffrey Seller.

Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center is located at 129 West 67th Street.



Tickets are available at $100 through Merkin Hall Box Office, online at KaufmanMusicCenter.org/MCH or by calling (212) 501-3330.

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All proceeds support Music at CBST, a 501(c)(3) religious institution.