Tony Winner Christine Ebersole Begins Carlyle Engagement Jan. 11
By Andrew Gans
Tony-winning Hairspray co-creator Scott Wittman, who will be represented on Broadway later this season with the new musical Catch Me If You Can, directs Tony winner Christine Ebersole's cabaret engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, which begins Jan. 11.
Ebersole will play the posh nightspot through Jan. 29. She is backed by a quartet led by musical director John Oddo.
The singing actress is offering an all-new program, which is described as "an eclectic musical evening on the subjects of Hollywood, family…and aging."
Ebersole received the 2010 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement for her 2009 Café Carlyle engagement.
For her work in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie Beale in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Grey Gardens, Ebersole was honored with the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Obie, a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Drama League's 2006 Distinguished Performance of the Year Award. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street and a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center's production ofDinner at Eight. Ebersole's other Broadway credits include Blithe Spirit, The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. Ebersole was also seen Off-Broadway in Talking Heads and in the recent City Center Encores! production of Applause.
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8:45 PM with an additional show on Saturday at 10:45 PM.
The Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel – 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. There is a $75 music charge for the Tuesday-Friday performances ($40, bar) and an $85 music charge ($50, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances. Dinner is served from 6:30 PM. For reservations call (212) 744-1600. For more information visit www.thecarlyle.com.
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