Tony Winners Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell Will Be In Good Company at Birdland
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award-winning dancer Donna McKechnie will sit with Tony-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell for In Good Company, a special conversation, Dec. 9 at Birdland.
The Chorus Line star will speak with director-choreographer Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots) during the 7 PM evening that will also feature Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Nikki MacCallum.
Best known for her Tony-winning performance as Cassie in the original production of A Chorus Line, McKechnie has appeared in a plethora of musicals both on and Off-Broadway, some of which include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Company, State Fair, Can-Can, Annie Get Your Gun, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, State Fair and Promises, Promises. In her first full length, one-woman musical celebration, Inside the Music, McKechnie performed songs from several of these productions and offered personal anecdotes about her experiences with some of the theatre's finest actors, directors, producers and writers. A live recording of that act was released on the Fynsworth Alley label. Simon & Schuster published McKechnie's autobiography, "Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life." Her latest cabaret show Same Place, Another Time will be released in January by Jay Records.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $30 cover charge for all seats plus a $10 food/drink minimum. For tickets and more information, visit birdlandjazz.com or call (212) 581-3080.
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