Anita Gillette, Robert Cuccioli, Aaron Lazar and More Sing Broadway Musicals of 1940-1964 March 31
By Michael Gioia
The Town Hall's 2014 Broadway by the Year series continues with The Broadway Musicals of 1940-1964 March 31 at 8 PM.
Performers include Tony Award nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) and Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk nominees Aaron Lazar (Les Misérables, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, Casa Valentina), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act) and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Ron Bohmer (A Little Night Music, Ragtime, The Woman in White), Maxine Linehan (Bronte) Marilyn Maye, Tony winner Ben Davis (La Boheme), Tony nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), Alexandra Silber (Master Class), Drama Desk nominee Jason Graae, Drama Desk winner Lisa Howard, Deborah Tranelli, Jeffrey Schecter and Marissa McGowan.
"Taking audiences from 1915 to 2014, this year the critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year Series has a new twist," according to press notes. "Instead of four years in four shows, the 2014 season will bring 100 years of Broadway history in four incredible evenings, showcasing 100 Show Tunes from 100 Shows performed by 100 Broadway Stars. Each show will cover a quarter of a century of Broadway songs from shows including A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun, Babes in Arms, Brigadoon, Cabaret, Candide, Dreamgirls, Follies, Funny Girl, Girl Crazy, Gypsy, Guys & Dolls, Into the Woods, La Cage Aux Folles, Lady Be Good, Kiss Me Kate and more!"
Created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel, each evening of the Broadway by the Year series features 25 stars singing and dancing through the history of the Great White Way.
The third show, The Broadway Musicals of 1965-1989, will be held May 12 at 8 PM, and the fourth and final show of the series, The Broadway Musicals of 1990-2014, will be June 23 at 8 PM.
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