The Drama Dept. in association with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation present the concert of the songstress' Grammy Award-winning album as hosted by television talk show host and comedienne Caroline Rhea. The cast includes Andrea McArdle ( Beauty and the Beast), Becky Ann Baker ( Titanic), Laura Benanti ( Into The Woods), Mary Bond Davis ( Hairspray), Debbie Gravitte ( The Boys From Syracuse), Shauna Hicks ( Meet Me in St. Louis), Judy Kuhn ( Les Misérables), Kerry O'Malley ( Into The Woods), Mary Testa ( 42nd Street) and more.
Kathleen Marshall directs the concert which features lighting by Kirk Bookman and musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby. (This is a concert of the songs of King, not to be confused with the stagework Tapestry, a revue of Carole King hits, which played in 2001 at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre.)
The 1971 album "Tapestry" featured some of singer-songwriter King's most memorable songs including "I Feel the Earth Move," "So Far Away," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend" and "Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)." The album "Tapestry: Revisited" — a tribute to King's work by various artists — was released in 1995 featuring Rod Stewart, Amy Grant, Richard Marx, Aretha Franklin, Faith Hill , The Bee Gees and Celine Dion. King was recently seen in Gap ads with her daughter crooning her famous "So Far Away."
Off-Broadway's Drama Dept. has brought to the stage such productions as As Bees In Honey Drown, The Book of Liz, Music from a Sparkling Planet, The Dark Kalamazoo and recently Shanghai Moon.
Tickets to the concert can be purchased by calling (212) 633-9632. For more information, visit www.dramadept.org.