Kimball, Vilanch, Etc. Set for L.A.’s Fractured Bway 2
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by BWW News Desk
(Bruce Sings “When You’re Good to Mama” from Chicago)
Ronn Goswick, Executive Producer of The Valley Musical Theatre (VMT), announced today that a second, all-new production of “Fractured Broadway” will be presented June 11th at 8:00 pm at the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA, as a Benefit for the Valley Musical Theatreâ€™s programming and educational programs. “The production features Los Angelesâ€™ most diverse musical theatre stars performing roles in which they would never, ever be cast!,” state press notes.
“Fractured Broadway 2” “showcases the extraordinary talents of Shell Bauman, Lou Becker, Peter Beckett, Seth Belliston, Sheldon Craig, Misty Cotton, Tami Tappan Damiano, David Engel, Thomas Garcia, Ty Giordano, Kathy Garrick, Steven Jackowell, Julie Dixon Jackson, Joseph Keane, Tricia Kelly, Chad Kimball, Jane Lanier, Heather Lee, Vicki Lewis, Lesli Margherita, William Martinez, Michelle Nicastro, Valarie Pettiford, James Pettit, Robert Pieranunzi, Tara Radcliff, Joan Ryan, Bruce Vilanch, and Ruth Williamson.”
Ovation Award winner Lee Martino serves as Director and Choreographer with Musical Direction by Ovation Award winner Gerald Sternbach.
The Valley Musical Theatre, now in its second season of operation, began its inaugural 2006 season with the launch of two February (introductory) Benefit performances of “Fractured Broadway,” which featured over 40 performers including Sam Harris, Bruce Vilanch, Sally Struthers, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Henry Polic II, Kirsten Benton Chandler, Stan Chandler, Vicki Lewis, Nita Whitaker, Kevin Earley and Bets Malone. All of the performers represented VMTâ€™s high standard of excellence by presenting the best of Broadway Musical Theatre stars that could or would be seen in future VMT productions.
At this time, future VMT productions include Three Men and a Baby Grand Salute The Rat Pack starring Tony nominee Brian Lane Green, Lee Lessack and John Boswell September 21 â€“ October 7, 2007; and Little Shop of Horrors starring Jennifer Leigh Warren November 30 â€“ December 16, 2007.VMT hopes to grow into a nationally recognized company that will produce full seasons of professionally mounted Broadway musicals. VMT continues its educational work program with the LA Unified School District to present the arts to their schools by bringing students to the theatre for a â€œfreeâ€ performance of shows on the VMT schedule.
Tickets are priced at $50 and $75 and may be obtained by calling (818) 768-7974. $75 tickets include a post-show reception with the cast, producers and artistic directors. Visit www.valleymusicaltheatre.com for more information.