Ring Them Bells! Concert, With Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Will Get PBS Broadcast
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award-winning Broadway veterans Joel Grey and Chita Rivera will be special guests for Ring Them Bells! Rob Fisher Celebrates Kander & Ebb Feb. 15 at the Allen Room.
The special 9 PM concert will be broadcast on PBS as part of "Live from Lincoln Center." Audra McDonald hosts.
Grey originated the role of the Emcee in Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, earning a Tony Award for his performance. He also received an Academy Award for repeating his work in Bob Fosse's film adaptation with Liza Minnelli.
Rivera has originated roles in Kander and Ebb's Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Visit. She earned Tony Awards for her work in The Rink and Spider Woman.
The evening will also feature Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Next to Normal) and Jason Danieley (Curtains, Next to Normal).
Tony Award winners John Kander and the late Fred Ebb first collaborated on the song "My Coloring Book" in 1962. The team would go on to create their first musical with Hal Prince, Flora, The Red Menace, starring a young Minnelli. Their works also include Cabaret, The Happy Time, Zorba, Chicago, The Act, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Curtains, The Scottsboro Boys and The Visit. The duo have also seen Cabaret and Chicago adapted into successful films.
For tickets visit AmericanSongbook.org, or phone (212) 721-6500.
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