Original Cast Members from Grease, Nine and Grand Hotel Will Reunite for Starry Actors Fund Benefit
03 Jan 2013
Original Broadway cast members and creators from three landmark musicals — Grease, Nine and Grand Hotel — will reunite Jan. 14 for a one-night-only benefit for The Actors Fund.
Entitled Kathi Moss' Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong Reunion, the event will take place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Show time is 7 PM.
Written and directed by Laura Kenyon and Walter Willison with musical supervision by Steve Ross and musical direction by Greg Jarrett and Daniel Sefik, the evening is produced by Paul F. Burchett, Ted Seifman and Nick Padgett for The Actors Fund.
Scheduled to appear are Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Karen Akers, Mark Baker, Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Pat Birch, Jeanie Bowers, Shelly Burch, Catherine Campbell, Andrew Casses, Carole Demas, international ballroom champions Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, Taina Elg, Josh Franklin, Julie Hafner, David Jackson, Ken Jennings, Laura Kenyon, Dorothy Kiara, Tony winner/Olivier Award winner/Golden Globe nominee/Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski, Ilene Kristen, Nancy McCall, Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi, Rita Rehn, Ken Leigh Rogers, Steve Ross, Camille Saviola, Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman, Patrick Wilcox, Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison, Penny Worth, Alaina Warren Zachery, Tony Award-winning songwriter Maury Yeston, Denise Nettleton Jacobs, Louise Edeiken and other surprise guests.
A portrait of Kathi Moss by Ken Fallin
The evening will honor Broadway veteran Kathi Moss, who was diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis in 2011. Moss originated the roles of Cha-Cha Di Gregorio in Grease, Saraghina in Nine (in which she introduced the show-stopping "Be Italian"), and Mme. PeePee in Grand Hotel.
To purchase tickets, priced $50 and $75, visit www.ticketcentral.com, call (212) 279-4200 or go to the Ticket Central Box Office located at 416 W. 42nd Street. For more information visit actorsfund.org or KathiMoss.com.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online.
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