A KANDER AND EBB celebration by an all-star cast benefiting The Acting Company will be held on Monday May 4th at 7pm at the Greald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Raúl Esparza, Terrence McNally, Liza Minnelli, Debra Monk, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Tom Wopat, Karen Ziemba, among other Kander and Ebb alums, will headline Come to the Cabaret: A Celebration of Kander and Ebb.
Directed by John Doyle with Mary-Mitchell Campbell lending her talents as music director. An intimate Patron’s Dinner with the cast will follow the performance at the Marriot Marquis Hotel.
Come to the Cabaret is inspired by last year’s smash concert, The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim which starred Angela Lansbury leading a cast of Broadway favorites performing signature Sondheim songs. The evening celebrated The Acting Company’s 35th Anniversary, and was also directed by Doyle. This year’s event is a celebration of the legendary composing team, John Kander and Fred Ebb whose contributions to the musical theater include 70 Girls, 70, The Act, Cabaret, Chicago, Curtains, Flora the Red Menace, The Happy Time, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink, Steel Pier, Woman of the Year, Zorba, and the films, Funny Lady and New York, New York. Their songs have gone beyond stage and screen to expand The American Songbook.
Honored with a Tony Award for Excellence in Theater, The Acting Company has produced 36 national tours of 131 classic and new plays adapted from American literary masterpieces. Its current tour—in tandem with the Guthrie Theater—features Shakespeare’s Henry V and James Fenimore Cooper’s The Spy, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher Henry V recently played the New Victory Theater to the same rave reviews it has garnered across the country. The Acting Company gives young classically trained actors the opportunity to perform the classics while bringing theater into under-served communities and disadvantaged school systems. Founded in 1972 by the legendary John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director, Margot Harley, its alumni roster of over 300 includes Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Frances Conroy, Jesse L. Martin, Harriet Harris, Keith David, Jeffrey Wright and Rainn Wilson.
Tickets for the performance are priced at $100, $125 and $250 and are available through Telecharge.com or 212-239-6200. Premium tickets at $500 (performance only) and $1,000 and up (performance plus Patrons Dinner with the cast), are available through The Acting Company at 212-258-3111.