Although casting has yet to be announced, a press statement says that all 700 of the performers who have appeared in Musicals Tonight! productions have been invited to take part in the evening. Musical director James Stenborg will be featured at the piano.
Among the better-known performers who have been seen in Musicals Tonight! shows are Carey Anderson (Mamma Mia!); Kerry Butler (Xanadu); Barrett Foa (Avenue Q/Spelling Bee); Leslie Kritzer (A Catered Affair); Melissa Lone and Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line); Noah Racey (Curtains); cabaret favorite KT Sullivan and Tony winner George S. Irving.
Tickets for the Musicals Tonight! Anniversary Party & Reunion, priced $75, are available by calling (212) 864-5400. For further information contact Mel Miller at (212) 362-5620.
Upcoming productions in the Musicals Tonight! series follow. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is perhaps the best-known tune from Jerome Kern's Roberta, which will run March 6-18. The Broadway production featured Bob Hope and George Murphy, while the Hollywood remake starred Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Irene Dunne.
Half a Sixpence, which is based on H.G. Wells' novel about "a shop assistant who finds money cannot buy happiness," will be presented April 1-13. Its songs include "All in the Cause of Economy," "She's Too Far Above Me," "If the Rain's Got to Fall," "Money to Burn" and "Flash, Bang, Wallop!" (Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut is producing its own full production in 2008.)
Cole Porter's Paris will conclude the season, running April 15-27. "A marriage between an American 'blueblood' and an actress is happily thwarted by true love," according to press notes. Porter's score includes "Don't Look at Me That Way," "Let's Do It," "Let's Misbehave," "Which Is the Right Life?" and "Dizzy Baby."
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