Jerry Zaks, Patrick Page, Kerry O'Malley, Kathleen Chalfant and More Celebrate Mel Marvin at Joe's Pub May 21
By Michael Gioia
Marvin's Garden 2, a birthday celebration for composer Mel Marvin, is offered May 21 at Joe's Pub. The evening features original cast members from Broadway's Tintypes and A History of the American Film.
Directed by Nick Corley, the 9:30 PM concert includes Tintypes members Jerry Zaks, Carolyn Mignini and Mary Catherine Wright; History of the American Film members Chris Durang and David Garrison; plus Kerry O'Malley (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Patrick Page (Spider-Man), John Dossett (Newsies), Sharon Scruggs (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Michael Winther (33 Variations), Kenita Miller (Xanadu), Samuel Cohen (Once), Leenya Rideout (War Horse), Larry Cahn (The Graduate), Jerry Dixon (tick, tick… BOOM!), Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America), Matt Castle (Company), Rebecca Rich, Susan Emerson, Kate Marvin, David Lutken (Inherit the Wind) and Sally Wilfert (Assassins), among others.
Marvin, who wrote the music for A History of the American Film and provided the arrangements and concept for Tintypes, has also worked on the Broadway productions of Cymbeline, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm and Applause, among others. For more on Marvin's theatrical history, visit the Playbill Vault.
Larry Hirschhorn produces Marvin's Garden 2; Matt Castle is the music director.
For more information and tickets, visit JoesPub.com.
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