9 to 5 Star Block Joins Starry Nothing Like a Dame Line-Up; Adams, Too

News   9 to 5 Star Block Joins Starry Nothing Like a Dame Line-Up; Adams, Too
Stephanie J. Block, who co-stars in the new musical 9 to 5, is the final addition to the starry line-up for the "all-new" Nothing Like a Dame concert, billed as "an intimate benefit concert event for The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative."

Block joins the previously announced Kelli O'Hara, Andrea McArdle and Tony winners Betty Buckley, Audra McDonald and Bebe Neuwirth. Guys and Dolls' Nick Adams will also be part of the evening.

(The previously announced Kristin Chenoweth has withdrawn from the concert due to a film scheduling conflict.)

Hosted and "re-constructed" by Seth Rudetsky, the evening will be held June 15 at New World Stages. Show time is 7:30 PM.

The Nothing Like a Dame concert, according to press notes, "will feature a new format of songs and stories from the women of Broadway, as well as rare video clips from earlier days in each of their remarkable careers, accompanied by commentary from Rudetsky and the women themselves."

"Year after year, the Nothing Like a Dame concert has been an absolutely wonderful experience for all concerned," said Phyllis Newman in a statement. "I'm thrilled we've been able to be of such help to so many women in our industry while also providing such a magnificent evening of entertainment for so many people." In addition to 9 to 5, Stephanie J. Block was seen on Broadway in the musical The Pirate Queen. The singing actress also created the role of Liza Minnelli in the Peter Allen biomusical The Boy From Oz, and she portrayed Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked, earning a Helen Hayes Award for her performance. She later repeated that role on Broadway. Block's regional credits include Funny Girl, Crazy for You (L.A. Ovation Award nomination), Oliver (Critics Award, Best Actress) and James Joyce's The Dead.

For tickets, priced $75, $150 and $250, call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133. Visit www.actorsfund.org for more information. New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

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