Passion's Melissa Errico Will Play 54 Below
By Andrew Gans
Melissa Errico, who will take on her first major Stephen Sondheim role in New York in 2013 when she co-stars in Classic Stage Company's production of Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony-winning Passion, will play New York's newest nightspot, 54 Below, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
The 8:30 PM concerts will feature direction by Richard Jay-Alexander and musical direction by John Oddo.
The upcoming engagement, according to press notes, will feature "a lot of great music and hilarious stories that can be enjoyed with friends, family and just about anyone who loves theatre, music and ..... bedlam!"
Melissa Errico, most recently seen on Broadway in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading Broadway roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and Dracula, plus roles in the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her recent Off-Broadway credits include Candida (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Finian's Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also starred in the Hollywood Bowl presentations of Camelot and The Sound of Music.
Her newest solo recording, "Legrand Affair," produced by Phil Ramone and featuring a 100-piece symphony arranged and conducted by Legrand, is available from Ghostlight Records.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.
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