The concert, which offers a sneak peek at five Broadway-bound musicals, will be held at The TimesCenter Dec. 3 at 8 PM; Sean Hartley directs. Those scheduled to lend their voices to the evening include Mary Testa, Chip Zien, Kelli O'Hara, Jan Maxwell, Lisa Howard, Erin Dilly, Colin Hanlon, Sarah Stiles, Tracey Gilbert, Laura Daniel and Carmel Dean. The featured shows will include Ever After (music by Zina Goldrich, lyrics by Marcy Heisler); Vanities (book by Jack Heifner, music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum); The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun (music and lyrics by Andy Monroe; book and additional lyrics by Blair Fell); The Road to Qatar! (music by David Krane, book and lyrics by Stephen Cole); and Next Thing You Know (music by Joshua Salzman, lyrics by Ryan Cunningham).
The TimesCenter is located within the New York Times building at 242 West 41st Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. For tickets call (212) 501-3330 or visit www.merkinconcerthall.org.
While Merkin Concert Hall is undergoing renovations, Broadway Close Up concerts will be held at the new TimesCenter.