Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I had the privilege of performing along side Brooke Shields last night at the Roundabout Theatre's Spring Gala. The event was hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Waiting for Godot, The Producers).
Roundabout took their guests back in time to the heyday of big bands and classic songs in New York City with a unique evening called "Take Me Back to Manhattan" at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd St, NYC).
For one night only, Roundabout recreated a swanky nightclub circa 1940 featuring the music of the day's great composers: Rodgers, Porter, Arlen, Berlin, Ellington, Gershwin and more. The golden age was recaptured as guests were treated to a gourmet dinner, live auction and the highlight of the evening, an original musical revue created by Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall, director and choreographer of The Pajama Game and Grease. The revue featured today's hottest Broadway stars revisiting the classic songs that were the popular hits of the day.