“Broadway By The Year” Series To Feature Bruce Vilanch

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Skinner, Vilanch and Jacoby Set for Broadway Musicals of 1959; Kudisch Directs
By Andrew Gans
09 Apr 2007

Marc Kudisch, recently seen on the New York stage in Pirates of Penzance and The Apple Tree, will direct and co-star in the upcoming Town Hall concert, The Broadway Musicals of 1959.

The April 30 evening is part of the acclaimed Broadway By the Year series and will also feature the talents of Emily Skinner, Bruce Vilanch, Nancy Lemanager, Mark Jacoby and Sara Jane McMahon. Show time is 8 PM.

Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from musicals that opened on Broadway during 1959, including Gypsy, Fiorello!, The Sound of Music, Once Upon a Mattress, Redhead and Little Mary Sunshine. Scott Siegel, who created the series, will host.

Marc Kudisch received Tony nominations for his work in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Thoroughly Modern Millie. His other Broadway outings include The Apple Tree, Assassins, Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, The Scarlet Pimpernel, High Society, Beauty and the Beast and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kudisch’s television credits include “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Sex and the City” and “Loving.”

Tickets, priced $40 and $45, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting the Town Hall box office at 123 West 43rd Street. For more information log on to www.the-townhall-nyc.org.

* The Broadway By the Year series will conclude June 18 with The Broadway Musicals of 1964, Part II.