Promenade Reading, with McArdle, Ackerman, Brochu, Presented April 12

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Legacy: The Musicals Of Off-Broadway, a new series that presents concert versions of landmark Off-Broadway musicals, kicks off April 12 at 7 PM with Promenade.

Jim Brochu
Jim Brochu Photo by Aubrey Reuben

A benefit for The Off-Broadway Alliance, the concert at New World Stages features the talents of Andrea McArdle, Jim Brochu, Victoria Mallory, Loni Ackerman, Virginia Seidel, Neva Small, Gene Castle, Brian Childers, Haviland Stillwell, Tim Ewing and Dale Radunz. Pamela Hall directs.

Ken Lundie is musical director; Gene Castle provides additional musical staging.

Promenade, with book and lyrics by Maria Irene Fornés and music by Al Carmines, debuted April 9, 1965, for three weekends at the Judson Poets' Theatre, Judson Memorial Church. The 1969 production featuring a young Madeline Kahn opened the Promenade Theater and ran 259 performances.

Tickets for all seats will be $75 to benefit The Off-Broadway Alliance, "an organization of Off-Broadway producers, general managers, venue owners, press agents, and marketing firms, who meet monthly to promote and support Off-Broadway theatre, encourage and assist new producers, and plan for the future of the industry."

Tickets are available by visiting or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit

New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

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