Beth Leavel, Lillias White, Sierra Boggess, Kerry Butler and More Will Show Off! for NAMT
By Adam Hetrick
Tony winners Beth Leavel and Lillias White, as well as Sierra Boggess and Kerry Butler will be part of Show Off!, a benefit concert celebrating 25 years of music from the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Oct. 20 at the Skirball Center.
The 7 PM concert, staged by Tony Award winner David Zippel, will feature music from NAMT-nurtured musicals including The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Honk! and Children of Eden, among others.
Brian Hargrove and musical director Bard Haak will collaborate with Zippel (City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl) on the evening, which will have choreography by Lorin Latarro. Branden Huldeen is creative producer.
The line-up includes Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), White (The Life), Boggess (The Little Mermaid), Butler (Catch Me If You Can), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies), Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast) and Grammy winner Amanda McBroom ("The Rose").
The benefit concert will be the culmination of NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Presented Oct. 17-18 in Manhattan, the annual weekend of musical theatre provides a platform for emerging and established theatre writers to showcase their works with casts featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway actors. Many of the new works find life at regional companies, as well as Off-Broadway and on Broadway. Betsy King Militello is the executive director of NAMT.
Click here to read about the 25th annual NAMT Festival, which will feature Olivier Award winners Anthony Drewe and George Stiles' The Three Little Pigs, as well as The Single Girl's Guide by Gordon Greenberg and Tommy Newman, and Analog and Vinyl by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon.
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