By Michael Gioia
06 Dec 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
At Debra Monk Birthday Bash, scheduled to begin at 8 PM at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, Monk will be joined by two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin), six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis (The Winslow Boy), four-time Tony nominee and six-time Emmy nominee Victor Garber (Damn Yankees), two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin (Pippin) and Tony winner and Emmy nominee Ron Rifkin (Cabaret).
Here's how BC/EFA describes the evening: "Debra Monk Birthday Bash (#debrabday) will feature the Tony Award winner and some of her most talented friends rollicking through a collection of their favorite rock and pop hits."
"I can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than throwing a big ol' party with great music, stories and a few dirty jokes thrown in along the way," added Monk. "I wouldn't do it, though, if it wasn't all to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, an organization very near and dear to my heart."
Debra Monk Birthday Bash will be directed by JoAnn Hunter with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Additional special guests will be announced at a later date.
Monk was also Tony-nominated for Picnic, Steel Pier and Curtains. She's appeared in 11 Broadway shows, most recently as Big Mama in the 2013 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She is co-author of the Tony-nominated musical Pump Boys and Dinettes. Monk has been featured in the television series "Grey's Anatomy," "Damages," "Glee," "White Collar," "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!," "Brothers & Sisters," "Ghost Whisperer," "The Closer," "Notes from the Underbelly," "Desperate Housewives," "Law & Order," "Frasier" and as Katie Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue."
The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College is located at 524 West 59th Street. VIP tickets start at $175 and include access to an exclusive post-performance reception with Monk and the cast; performance-only tickets are $95. Tickets can be purchased at BroadwayCare.org/DebraMonk or by calling (212) 840-0770 ext. 268.