Avenue Q's Tartaglia to Host All-Star Snoopy! Concert

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John Tartaglia, who portrays Princeton and Rod in the hit new musical Avenue Q, will host the all-star concert presentation of Snoopy! April 12 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space.
John Tartaglia
John Tartaglia

As previously announced, Christian Borle, who is currently appearing in Thoroughly Modern Millie, will play the title role in the musical based on Charles M. Schultz's classic comic strip "Peanuts." Borle will play opposite his recent Millie star, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. Foster, who is co-producing the concert with Jamie McGonnigal, will play Peppermint Patty. Keeping it all in the family, Hunter Foster, now on Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors, will be Linus, and Hunter Foster's wife, Jennifer (Taboo) Cody, will be Sally. The remainder of the cast will include Avenue Q's Ann Harada as Lucy and Bat Boy's Deven May as Charlie Brown.

Six-year-old newcomer McKinney Danger-James has just signed on to play Woodstock.

Ben Rimalower, who recently produced and directed the SHINE Awards in Los Angeles, will helm the evening, and Chatterbox host Seth Rudetsky will musical direct and conduct. Co-producers include Linda Gabler, Jonathan Ross and Matthew Stock. The concert will feature scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by David Kaley and lighting design by David Grill.

Snoopy! features music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Hal Hackady and a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace. The musical, with David Garrison as Snoopy, played 152 performances at Off Broadway's Lamb's Theatre in 1982.

The concert is a benefit for the Pied Piper's Children Theatre of New York City. Tickets, priced $21, $65 and $150, will go on sale March 2 at the Symphony Space box office, (212) 864-5400. The $150 ticket includes a pre-show reception at Symphony Space and an after-party at Citrus.

Symphony Space is located in Manhattan 2357 Broadway at 96th Street.

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