The evening, entitled A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz, will include three tunes from the Baker's Wife: "Chanson" (performed by Karen Akers), "Proud Lady" (performed by Mark Kudisch) and the show's best-known anthem, "Meadowlark" (performed by Liz Callaway).
The concert, which will be directed by Scott Coulter with musical direction by Alex Rybeck, will also boast performances by Jane Olivor, Lari White, Jim Caruso, Cass Morgan, Jason Graae, Lisa Howard, Steven Lutvak, Jill Abramowitz, Chris DiCristo, Julie Garnye, Carole Schwartz and director Coulter. Show time is 8 PM.
In a statement producer Siegel said, "I've been planning this tribute to Stephen Schwartz for over a year. Stephen graciously changed his plans in order to be at Town Hall on the night of the event and has agreed to perform in the concert as well. This show will not only feature Stephen’s greatest work, it will also feature entertainers known for performing the best versions of those songs . . . It will be, in short, an unforgettable, emotional, evening full of great music and superb talent."
The Broadway Cabaret Festival will continue Oct. 20 with An Evening with Betty Buckley. The Tony Award-winning actress, who has graced the Broadway stage in Sunset Boulevard, Triumph of Love, Cats, 1776, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Pippin, will make her solo Town Hall debut at 8 PM. Buckley will celebrate the release of her forthcoming Playbill Records CDs ("Betty Buckley 1967" and "Quintessence") during the concert and will also offer tunes from an eclectic repertoire that spans the worlds of pop, rock, folk, blues, standards and musical theatre.
Broadway Originals! is the title of the 3 PM concert Oct. 21. The afternoon performance, according to the Town Hall website, will feature "a dazzling array of Broadway performers reprising songs they introduced either in original Broadway productions or Broadway revivals." Among those scheduled to perform are Len Cariou, Alan Campbell, Anita Gillette, George S. Irving and Martin Vidnovic. Tickets for the concerts are $50 each and are available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. For more information visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.