Old Globe Will Welcome Jerry Herman's Broadway, With Graae, Gravitte, Raines and Pippin

News   Old Globe Will Welcome Jerry Herman's Broadway, With Graae, Gravitte, Raines and Pippin
The Old Globe in San Diego will present Jerry Herman's Broadway — a one-night special event featuring a conversation with the Tony Award-winning songwriter, with special musical guests Jason Graae, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and Ron Raines — Aug. 23.
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte

Acclaimed conductor Don Pippin will be at the piano at the 7:30 performance.

According to The Old Globe, "Herman will be center-stage for an evening of unforgettable music and memories, with some of Broadway's best singer/actors, including performances of Herman's most beloved songs…"

Michael A. Kerker, head of musical theatre for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), will also be on hand as emcee, as he chats with Herman about his life and career.

"We are truly honored to be able to present this special evening with Broadway legend Jerry Herman," stated Old Globe executive producer Louis Spisto. "The opportunity to have Jerry join us this summer is really a coup for San Diego audiences. The venues that usually feature tributes to Jerry's work include the likes of The Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. With only 600 seats, the Old Globe Theatre will offer patrons a unique and intimate evening that is truly up close and personal with the legendary composer and showstopping performances of his work by this well-known Broadway cast."

Herman wrote music and lyrics for three major hits — Hello, Dolly!; Mame; and La Cage aux Folles — and a handful of beloved scores that are lesser known (Mack and Mabel, Dear World, The Grand Tour, among others). Tickets are $49 to $79. The Globe is also offering 50 special tickets at $139 each, which includes admission to the show and an exclusive "meet and greet" event with Jerry Herman after the show on the Old Globe Theatre's Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage.

Tickets are currently available for Globe subscribers and will go on sale to the general public on July 7 at noon at (619) 23-GLOBE or online at www.TheOldGlobe.org.

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