The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, is set for Monday, November 9, 2015 beginning at 8:00 p.m. at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). General Admission Tickets priced at $75 are now available and may be purchased here. The cocktail hour kicks off at 5:30pm.
The evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway’s best will benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater.
From legendary Broadway women songwriters to the brightest new stars, the one-night only cabaret will include show-stopping musical numbers from Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone, Runaways, Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, and more.
The concert features the works of women songwriters Jill Abramowitz, Barbara Anselmi, Edie Brickell, Bridget Everett, Jenny Giering, Julie Gold, Micki Grant, Amanda Green, Carole King, Lisa Kron, Lisa Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, Amy Powers, Lauren Pritchard, Brenda Russell, Lucy Simon, Georgia Stitt, Elizabeth Swados, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori, and Allee Willis.
Featured performers include Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, Finian’s Rainbow), Kelli Barrett (Dr. Zhivago, Wicked), Edie Brickell (Grammy Award winner; Bright Star), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Bridget Everett (Rock Bottom, Inside Amy Schumer), Gina Ferrall (She Loves Me, Mamma Mia), Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody, Bring It On, The Musical), Julie Gold (Grammy Award-winner for “From a Distance”), Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, Violet), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple, The Wild Party), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames At Sea), Kenita Miller (The Wild Party, The Color Purple), Tam Mutu (Dr. Zhivago, Les Misérablés), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), Shania Taub (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), and Sally Wilfert (Assassins) who will be joined by Young Broadway stars Grace Capeless (The Lion King), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Akira Golz (Matilda), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Jake Lucas (The King and I), and Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet) who will perform a number together. (All subject to availability.)
The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret is Co-Produced by Georgia Stitt and Amanda Green, with Associate Producer Tessa LaNeve. The Cabaret Committee includes Mary Mitchell Campbell and Laura Pietropinto, with the Benefit Committee chaired by Susan Rose and Renee Landegger. The evening is sponsored by Stacey Mindich Productions, Manage-ment, O&M Co., Gersh, Dramatists Play Service, The New York SongSpace, and The Color Purple.
Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in FebOne1960.com Blog, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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