Block is scheduled to play the famed jazz club at 7 PM. The singing actress will offer an evening of standards as well as a ballad cut from Wicked and a medley of tunes from the sixties. She will also perform a few duets with musical director Billy Stritch.
Stephanie J. Block was most recently on Broadway in the new musical The Pirate Queen, which ended its run June 17. The singing actress created the role of Liza Minnelli in the Peter Allen biomusical The Boy From Oz. She portrayed Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked, earning a Helen Hayes Award for her performance. 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.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. There is a $40 cover charge and a $10 food-drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.