Testa will be accompanied by two-time Tony winner Michael Starobin on piano. The acclaimed singing actress characterizes the evening as "all about life philosophy and the classics: Shakespeare, Chekhov, and classics of all kinds." The evening will feature new music, with familiar tunes peppered throughout; expect songs by William Finn, Michael John LaChiusa and Annie Lennox, among others.
Mary Testa, who played Melpomene and Medusa in Xanadu, has also been seen on Broadway in Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Barnum, Marilyn, The Rink, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, On the Town, Marie Christine and 42nd Street, earning Tony nominations for her work in On the Town and 42nd Street. Her other theatre credits include See What I Wanna See, String of Pearls, Lend Me a Tenor, The Vagina Monologues, The Wax, From Above (Obie Award), Lucky Stiff, In Trousers, Tartuffe and On the Town (Obie Award). Testa's screen credits include "Stay," "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding," "Sleepers," "Whoopi" and "Sex and the City."
The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 W. 42nd St. Tickets are $25 with a $15 food//beverage minimum; for reservations call (212) 695-6909 or visit www.beechmantheatre.com.