EVENTS @ BROADWAY’S TOWN HALL

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The Trustees and The Friends of Town Hall
are thrilled to announce that this year’s

FRIEND OF THE ARTS AWARD

it’s 97th annual – will honor

Multimedia Performance Artist, LAURIE ANDERSON;

TheaterWorksUSA Co-Founder, CHARLES HULL;

and Nonesuch Records’ Long-Time President, ROBERT HURWITZ.

The gala event will be at the

PRINCETON CLUB, 15 West 43rd Street, New York City,

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 beginning at 4:00 PM.

The cocktail reception, dinner, and award presentation also feature performances by SOFIA REI, ANAT COHEN, and EDMAR CASTANEDA. The event is Business Attire.

Every year since 1981, Town Hall honors “Friends of the Arts,” individuals or organizations whose contributions to the arts enrich New York City’s cultural life.  Honorees of this prestigious award read like a who’s who of New York’s cultural skyline: Tony Bennett, Victor Borge, Barbara Cook, Theodore Bikel, Betty Comden, Fyvush Finkel, Roberta Flack, Adolph Green, Dizzy Gillespie, Sheldon Harnick, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Anne Jackson, Morris W. Offit, Joseph Papp, Daryl Roth, Vincent Sardi, Jr., Gerald Schoenfeld, Martin E. Segal, Sir George Shearing, Bobby Short, Beverly Sills, Elaine Stritch, Meryl H. Tisch, Eli Wallach, Wendy Wasserstein, Mortimer Zuckerman, and Lawrence C. Zucker.

Town Hall – located in the heart of the Broadway theater district – has played an integral part itself in electrifying the cultural fabric of New York City for nearly a century. The stunning theater and beautiful building were designed by renowned architects, McKim, Mead & White, and served as a hub for The League for Political Education to bring together people of all walks of life to discuss important issues of the day. The design of the building – eliminating box seats and obstructed views – gave birth to the term “Not a bad seat in the house.” During completion of the building, the 19th Amendment was passed (women’s right to vote), and on January 12, 1921 The Town Hall opened its doors fostering a new, more optimistic climate.

For further information, please contact Jay Michaels at 646-338-5472or at JMAE.events@gmail.com

THIS YEAR’S FRIENDS OF THE ARTS HONOREES:

ONE OF America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, LAURIE ANDERSON is as diverse as she is prolific. Laurie has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. In the early ‘70s, Laurie burst onto the New York avant-garde/music/art/performance scene and quickly acquired a fervent following in the underground arts community. Her recording career took off in 1981, when her song “O Superman” rose to #2 on the British pop music charts, leading to a seven-album deal with Warner Brothers. A deluxe box set of her Warner Brothers output, Talk Normal, was released in the fall of 2000 on Rhino/Warner Archives. The following year, she released her first record forNonesuch Records, “Life on a String.” A year later, Live in New York, recorded at Town Hall, was released. Laurie has toured the United States and abroad numerous times withshows that range from simple spoken word performances to highly elaborate multimedia events like United States I-V (1983), Empty Places (1990), The Nerve Bible (1995), and Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999-2000). Her visual work has been presented in major museums in the United States and Europe. As a composer, Laurie contributed music to films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme; dance pieces by Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, and Molissa Fenley; a score for Robert LePage’s theater production, Far Side of the Moon; and pieces for National Public Radio, the BBC, and Seville’s Expo ‘92. Laurie is recognized worldwide as a groundbreaking leader in the use of technology in the arts. In the late ’90s, as a collaborator with Interval Research Corporation—a laboratory founded by Paul Allen and David Liddle—she created the Talking Stick, a six-foot-long MIDI controller that she used in the MobyDick tour. In 2002, she was appointed the first-ever artist-in-residence at NASA, a stint that yielded her 2004 solo piece, The End of the Moon. In 2007 she received the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. Her Habeas Corpus exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory in 2016 garnered Yoko Ono’s annual Courage Award for the Arts. Laurie’s film and visual projects include numerous videos, the high definition film, Hidden Inside Mountains, a series of audio-visual installations, Heart of a Dog and Chalkroom, a virtual reality collaboration with Hsin-Chien Huang which received Best VR Experience at the Venice Film Festival 2017. Laurie has performed at The Town Hall over four decades.

ORIGINALLY from Vienna, Austria, CHARLES HULL was stationed in England serving in the U.S. Air Force when he accompanied a fellow officer to an audition of Stalag 17. He wound up scoring his first role in a theatrical production. In 1960, Hull moved to New York and was featured in many TV commercials and off-Broadway productions prior to founding TheaterWorksUSA, with Jay Harnick, in 1961. Under his 39-year tenure, TheaterWorksUSA grew to become America’s largest and foremost Equity theatre for children and family audiences. Its mission is to create imaginative and sophisticated shows that are both entertaining and thought provoking, and to ensure that those shows are accessible to audiences across America. The company has reached over 100 million people in 49 states and Canada, and now performs for over two million young people annually, selecting shows from its ever-growing repertoire of 133 plays and musicals. TheaterWorksUSA has a distinguished history of not only providing young audiences with their first taste of the performing arts, but also giving young actors, writers, directors and designers an early opportunity to work in their field. Hull’s most notable achievements for TheaterWorksUSA include initiating a subscription series in a prestigious off-Broadway theater; and developing a field trip program, initially at Town Hall, and then spreading across the country, reaching millions of kids every year. Hull was also President of the Producers League of Theatre for Young Audiences, President of Producers Association of Children’s Theatre (PACT), and was awarded the Medal of Honor from the Actor’s Fund.

For 32 years, ROBERT HURWITZ was president of Nonesuch Records, arguably one of the most diverse and influential record labels in the world. In 1984, when Bob took over Nonesuch, it was primarily a classical music label and home of the Explorer series. He proceeded to vastly expand the company’s catalogue by adding jazz, rock, folk, bluegrass, musical theater, and modern world music. Among the many composers, musicians, songwriters, and performers he has signed, produced or worked with are: John Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet, Caetano Veloso, Astor Piazzolla, Stephen Sondheim, Adam Guettel, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Pat Metheny, Josh Redman, Bill Frisell, Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode, Gidon Kremer, Randy Newman, The Magnetic Fields, k.d. lang, The Punch Brothers, Natalie Merchant, and Lake Street Dive. As well as this year’s co-honoree, Laurie Anderson. Now, as Chairman Emeritus of Nonesuch Records, Bob remains closely involved with many of the artists he brought to the company, serving as an Executive Producer for a dozen projects a year. Bob is the Aaron Copland Chair at the New School College of Performing Arts, where he has taught for the past 12 years and for the last two years as a Visiting Professor at UCLA.

PERFORMANCES THAT EVENING BY:

Award winning vocalist, songwriter and producer SOFIA REI is considered one of the most passionate, and inventive vocalists on the current music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds. Originally from Buenos Aires, Sofia ties together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, and a melodic purity that haunts even as it uplifts. Her collaboration with Geoffrey Keezer, earned her a Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album of 2009.

Clarinetist-saxophonist ANAT COHEN has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive artistry and delightful stage presence. The Jazz Journalists Association has voted Anat as Clarinetist of the Year nine years in a row, and she has topped both the Critics and Readers Polls in the clarinet category in DownBeat Magazine every year since 2011. She has been named Rising Star in the soprano and tenor saxophone categories in DownBeat, as well as Jazz Artist of the Year.

Since arriving in the United States in 1994, Colombian-born harp virtuoso EDMAR CASTANEDA has forged his own distinctive path in music. His wide-ranging career has been remarkable for discovering a brilliant role for the harp in jazz, then continuing to innovate and spark creativity from a wealth of formidable collaborations. Acclaimed as a master of realizing beautiful complexities of time, his dynamic spirit and unbelievable feats of cross-rhythms, layered with chordal nuances has made him one of this generation’s most celebrated flamenco guitarist.

TOWN HALL BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Tom Wirtshafter, President
Marvin Leffler, President Emeritus
Susan Zohn, Executive Vice President
Alfred H. Horowitz, Vice President
Bruce Leffler, Vice President
Andrew T. Miltenberg, Treasurer
Phyllis Putter Barasch, Secretary
Robert E. Evanson, Anne Frank-Shapiro, Alfred H. Horowitz, Stephen C. Jacobs, Henry Johansson, Ted Lambert, Rita Robbins, Madhu Southworth, Nevin Steinberg

LIFE TRUSTEES: Leona Chanin, Eugene J.T. Flanagan, Claire G. Miller

ADVISORY COUNCIL: Kathleen Rosenberg, Chair
Nancy Berman, Shauna Denkensohn, Sandy Horowitz, Elizabeth Iannizzi, Claire Miller, Melanie Sawyer Richardson, Zita Rosenthal, Rhoda Rothkopf

ARTS IN EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL: Dr. Charlotte K. Frank, Chair
Dr. Sharon Dunn, Michael Fram, Gary Hecht, Ernest Logan, Dr. Lisa Mars, Dr. Pola Rosen, Manuel Urena, George Young

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 • 8:00 pm.
The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street
(between 6th Ave and Broadway), NYC,

http://thetownhall.org.

All tickets include a copy of the book “I Might Regret This.”

 https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0300550711C662FF?brand=townhall&camefrom=cfc_town_hall_website

From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.

When Abbi Jacobson announced to friends and acquaintances that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions: Why wasn’t she going with friends? Wouldn’t it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one… why?

But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude, and needed space to step back and hit the reset button. As she spent time in each city and town on her way to Los Angeles, she mulled over the big questions– What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood? In this collection of anecdotes, observations and reflections — all told in the sharp, wildly funny, and relatable voice that has endeared Abbi to critics and fans alike–readers will feel like they’re in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 • 8:00 pm. The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street(between 6th Ave and Broadway), NYC, http://thetownhall.org. All tickets include a copy of the book “I Might Regret This.” https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0300550711C662FF?brand=townhall&camefrom=cfc_town_hall_website

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KCRW’s LEFT, RIGHT & CENTER

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 • 8:00pm

Town Hall is thrilled and honored to serve as host of this event. 

The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street ((between 6th Ave and Broadway), NYC, http://thetownhall.org.

KCRW is bringing Left, Right & Center to Broadway’s Town Hall on Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. – just in time for the 2018 midterm elections. 

You know, the ones that will decide which party controls Congress.

Left, Right & Center is a weekly political showdown that invites prominent thinkers to talk through the most important issues stymieing our government.

The show delves in policy and pop culture, always with an eye to elevating the conversation. In addition to over 1 million listeners online,

LRC airs at 6AM and 6PM Saturdays on WNYC AM820 in New York as well as airings in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The show is available at KCRW.com, KCRW’s smartphone app, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Josh Barro, Rich Lowry, Ana Marie Cox, and a host of luminaries from across the political spectrum with be here – right in the heart of the theater district – for

a rollicking examination of the issues confounding our country.

Imagine the most intensive, in-depth political analysis you’ve ever experienced – but with laughs!

LRC Live – because you have decisions to make.

Josh Barro — Host & Center

Josh is a senior editor for Business Insider, where he writes commentary on politics, business, and the economy. He hosts KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center,”

a weekly political discussion show syndicated to public radio stations, and “All the President’s Lawyers,” a weekly KCRW podcast monitoring President Trump’s various legal

troubles. He is also a contributor to MSNBC. Before joining Business Insider, he was a founding correspondent at The Upshot, the economics and data section of The New

York Times. Before that, he was Business Insider’s politics editor. Before entering journalism, he worked in policy research for think tanks and as a real estate banker at

Wells Fargo. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard College.

Ana Marie Cox — Left

Ana Marie Cox hosts the WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE podcasts from Crooked Media. Her writing has appeared in THE NEW REPUBLIC, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, THE

WASHINGTON POST, and ESQUIRE, and her “Space the Nation” column, about the intersection of science fiction and politics, appears each week on Syfy.com. Handles are

all @anamariecox

Rich Lowry — Right

As one of the most respected conservative voices, Rich Lowry brings his sharp analysis and well-­‐formed opinions to the political discussion through his writing and

commentary. Lowry became editor of National Review in 1999 when selected by William F.  Buckley, Jr. to lead the magazine. Today, National Review remains a conservative

guidepost, helping to bring to prominence rising conservative leaders and advance conservative policies. Lowry is a syndicated columnist and a political commentator with

CNN. His insight and analysis can also be found in Politico where he writes a weekly column.      Known for his skillful debating style, Lowry is a frequent guest on Meet the

Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He is the author of Lincoln Unbound, which follows Abraham Lincoln’s climb to the presidency and distills lessons from

his ethic of relentless striving. Lowry’s book on Bill Clinton – Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years – was a New York Times bestseller.

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Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Jordan join Seth Rudetsky

for the Launch of Broadway @ The Town Hall

Concert Series 2018-19 Season In New York City

 (New York City) The internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series, hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio Star, Seth Rudetsky, is landing where it belongs – on Broadway … Broadway’s Town Hall to be exact!

 Producer Mark Cortale will bring the inaugural NYC season to the landmark performance space starting November 12 with legendary six-time Tony Award winner, Audra McDonald. The superstar lineup continues with Kelli O’Hara. The six-time Tony nominee and Tony Award winner for the revival of “The King And I” will appear on January 14, 2019. The season concludes on March 11, 2019, with Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award nominee for “Newsies” and star of “Supergirl” & “Smash.”  The Broadway @ Series with Seth Rudetsky was first launched at Provincetown’s Art House Theater in 2011 by Cortale and Rudetsky and now makes its home in more than a dozen major venues worldwide.  For tickets and information, including member seating, subscriptions and individual tickets (on sale as of October 9) visit www.thetownhall.org or call (212) 997-6661. 

 The unique format of the series offers up a seamless mix of intimate and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky’s insightful, funny and revealing questions and the music from the artists’ stellar careers. The result is spontaneous evenings of show-stopping songs and hilarity. The roll-call of stars who have graced the Broadway @ series’ reads like a Tony Awards Who’s Who: Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O’Hara, Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie O’Donnell, Vanessa Williams, Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Faith Prince, Megan Mullally, Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss, Jane Krakowski, Beth Malone, Melissa Errico, Joanna Gleason, Michael Cerveris, Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes, Ana Gasteyer, Andrea Martin, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jackie Hoffman, Sam Harris, John Barrowman, Will Swenson, Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Judy Kuhn, Charles Busch, Betty Buckley, and many other leading artists of today.

 Town Hall is thrilled and honored to serve as host of the series. The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street ((between 6th Ave and Broadway), NYC, http://thetownhall.org.  This series will be raising funds for Sandy Hook Promise. For more info visit sandyhookpromise.org

Town Hall – located in the heart of the Broadway theater district – has played an integral part itself in electrifying the cultural fabric of New York City for nearly a century by providing educational opportunities and quality entertainment at accessible prices for audiences of all types to enjoy. This season, Town Hall honors its location with another season of Broadway By the Year featuring Scott Siegel and the inaugural season of Broadway @ Town Hall with musical director and host, Seth Rudetsky.

The stunning theater and beautiful building were designed by renowned architects, McKim, Mead & White, and served as a hub for The League for Political Education to bring together people of all walks of life to discuss important issues of the day. The design of the building – eliminating box seats and obstructed views – gave birth to the term “Not a bad seat in the house.” During completion of the building, the 19th Amendment was passed (women’s right to vote), and on January 12, 1921 The Town Hall opened its doors fostering a new, more optimistic climate.

The Town Hall and Mark Cortale Present:

Broadway at The Town Hall

Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “On Broadway” as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned “My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan” and the sequel “The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek” (Random House) as well as three volumes of “Seth’s Broadway Diary” featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he’s worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in “Disaster!” (NY TIMES “critics pick”) recently on Broadway. “Disaster!” also premiered to rave reviews in London’s West End. In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of  “What The World Needs Now” with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). On Inauguration Day 2017, he and James started “Concert For America”, a monthly series around the country helping 5 non-profits being hurt by the current administration. Stars such as Kelli O’Hara, Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Andy Cohen and more have performed and you can watch the next one streamed live on ConcertsForAmerica.com.

Mark Cortale (Producer)  produced “Deconstructing Patti” on Broadway last September at the Nederlander Theatre with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS starring Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky. He is currently co-producing the new musical “Midnight At The Never Get” by Mark Sonnenblick at The York Theatre this fall. He created the Broadway @ concert series in 2011 at The Art House in Provincetown where he serves as Producing Artistic Director. The series, featuring creative partner Seth Rudetsky as music director and host, had its eighth season this past summer and guest artists over the years have included Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Mulllally, Christine Ebersole and Jessie Mueller. The Broadway @ series also premiered in 2013 in New Orleans, in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) with Megan Mullally and in London’s West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. The series has since travelled to cities that include Chicago @ The Steppenwolf, Beverly Hills @ The Wallis, Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, San Francisco @ The Herbst Theater and Scottsdale @ Scottsdale Center for the Arts.  In the 2018/19 the series will launch in NYC at The Town Hall with three separate concerts by Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara and Jeremy Jordan – with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.  Mark produced the feature film “Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads” and also produces the singing string quartet Well-Strungwhich he co-founded. Info at www.markcortalepresents.com

 

Monday, November 12 @ 8:00 PM

Audra McDonald

with Music Director and Host, Seth Rudetsky

For tickets and information, please visit http://thetownhall.org/event/broadway-audra-mcdonald or call (212) 997-6661. Individual tickets go on sale October 9.

 

Audra McDonald (performing November 12 at The Town Hall) holds the record for more Tony Best Performance wins than any other actor in history, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. She became a three-time Tony Award winner by the age of 28 for her performances in “Carousel,” “Master Class,” and “Ragtime,” placing her alongside Shirley Booth, Gwen Verdon and Zero Mostel by accomplishing this feat within five years. She won her fourth in 2004 for her role in “A Raisin in the Sun”, a role she reprised for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. On June 10, 2012, McDonald scored her fifth Tony Award win for her portrayal of Bess in Broadway’s “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” thus tying a record held by Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris for most Tony Awards won by an actor. In the 2014 Broadway season, she made history by winning her sixth Tony Award for her role as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” She also maintains her ties to classical repertoire with an active concert and recording career, performing song cycles and operas as well as concerts throughout the US. Audra’s many television appearances include four seasons as Naomi Bennett in “Private Practice,” as well as “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Having Our Say,” “Mister Sterling,” “The Bedford Diaries,” “Kidnapped,” the TV remake of the musical “Annie,” and HBO’s “Wit” with Emma Thompson and more recently as a cast member of “The Good Wife.” In December 2013 Audra won critical acclaim for her performance as the Mother Abbess in NBC’s live telecast of “The Sound of Music” with Carrie Underwood. As the host of the PBS series “Live From Lincoln Center,” she won her first Primetime Emmy Award in 2015. That same year she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015 and received a 2015 National Medal of Arts – America’s highest honor for achievement in the arts – from President Barack Obama. In 2018, she joins the cast of “The Good Fight” for the second season of the CBS All Access original drama series. Her film roles include “Cradle Will Rock,” “Object of My Affection,” “It Runs in the Family,” “Best Thief in the World,” and “Seven Servants.” Ms. McDonald returned to the Broadway stage in 2016 with director George C. Wolfe and dancer/choreographer Savion Glover in the musical “Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed,” a new retelling of an original musical by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. On the concert stage, she has sung with virtually every major American orchestra, and internationally with Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, as well as with the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic. Of Audra McDonald’s many roles, she notes that her favorites are the ones performed offstage: passionate advocate for equal rights and homeless youth, wife to actor Will Swenson, and mother to her children.

 

Monday, January 14 @ 8:00 PM

Kelli O’Hara

with Music Director and Host, Seth Rudetsky

For tickets and information, please visit http://thetownhall.org/event/broadway-kelli-ohara or call (212) 997-6661.

 

Kelli O’Hara (performing January 14, 2019 at The Town Hall) recently received her first Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy of Drama Series for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series “The Accidental Wolf”. On Broadway, Kelli’s portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of “The King and I” garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. She then reprised her Tony Winning role while making her West End debut this past summer for which The Times hailed her as “Broadway musical’s undisputed queen” adding “Kelli O’Hara does not just play Anna, she owns the part”. Kelli was also nominated for the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her Broadway performances in “The Bridges of Madison County,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “South Pacific,” “The Pajama Game,” and was nominated for the Tony and Drama Desk Award for her leading role in “The Light in the Piazza.” She has also starred on Broadway in “Sweet Smell of Success,” “Follies,” “Dracula,” and “Jekyll & Hyde.” Her Regional and Off Broadway credits include “Far From Heaven” at Playwrights Horizons and WTF, “King Lear” at the Public Theater, “Bells Are Ringing” at City Center Encores, “Sunday in the Park with George” for Reprise, and “My Life With Albertine” at Playwrights Horizons. Kelli received a 2018 Webby nomination for her role in the hit web-series thriller “The Accidental Wolf” and appears in the second season of Netflix’s series “13 Reasons Why.” Other film and television credits include “Sex & The City 2,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Key to Reserva,” Showtime’s “Master of Sex,” CBS All Access’ “The Good Fight,” “Blue Bloods,” “Alexander Hamilton,” “N3mbers,” and the animated series “Car Talk.” In 2015, Kelli made her Metropolitan Opera debut in “The Merry Widow.”  She returned to the opera this past spring as Despina in “Così fan tutte.” Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from New York’s Carnegie Hall all the way to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Along with two Grammy Award nominations, her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World are available on Ghostlight Records. Upcoming, Kelli will star in the Broadway revival of “Kiss Me Kate” in Spring 2019.

 

Monday, March 11 @ 8:00 PM

Jeremy Jordan

with Music Director and Host, Seth Rudetsky

For tickets and information, please visit http://thetownhall.org/event/broadway-jeremy-jordan or call (212) 997-6661.

 

Jeremy Jordan (performing March 11, 2019 at The Town Hall) first appeared on Broadway in the musical “Rock of Ages.”  He then won the starring role of Tony in Broadway’s revival of “West Side Story” followed by the initial production of “Bonnie & Clyde” in Sarasota, Florida, starring opposite Laura Osnes. This was followed by his first feature film, “Joyful Noise,” opposite Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Todd Graff, who wrote and directed the film, decided to cast him in the movie after coincidentally attending Jeremy’s very first performance as the lead in “Rock of Ages.” In the fall of 2011, Jeremy was cast as Jack Kelly in Disney’s world premiere production of “Newsies” at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. He played Jack at night, and during the day rehearsed the Broadway production of “Bonnie & Clyde,” after which he returned to “Newsies” to star in its new run on Broadway, which earned him critical raves and a Tony nomination as Best Actor in a Musical for this star-making role – and a Grammy nomination for the “Newsies” cast album. While starring in “Newsies” on Broadway at night, he appeared regularly on NBC’s hit series “Smash.” Jeremy also starred in the film adaptation of “The Last 5 Years,” opposite Oscar and Tony nominee, Anna Kendrick, from the cult musical from Jason Robert Brown was directed by Richard LaGravenese. Jeremy also starred as real life “Peter Pan” writer J.M. Barrie in the stage musical version of “Finding Neverland,” directed by Tony-winner Diane Paulus at Boston’s legendary A.R.T. theatre. This year, Jeremy reprised his role as Jack Kelly in Disney’s live filmed stage production of “Newsies” which opened in movie theaters this past February. He also appears as the voice of Varian in Disney Channel’s new animated series, “Tangled,” based on the 2010 hit movie.  Currently, Jeremy stars in The CW drama “Supergirl” opposite Melissa Benoist. This fall he will star on Broadway opposite “Scandal” star Kerry Washington in the drama “American Son.”

 

For interview requests and additional high res photos please contact Tom Fervoy at tom@miweb.cr

 

Listing Information:

The Town Hall and Mark Cortale Present:

Broadway at The Town Hall

 

Audra McDonald

with Music Director and Host, Seth Rudetsky

Monday, November 12 @ 8:00 PM

For tickets and information, please visit http://thetownhall.org/event/broadway-audra-mcdonald or call (212) 997-6661.

 

Kelli O’Hara

with Music Director and Host, Seth Rudetsky

Monday, January 14 @ 8:00 PM

For tickets and information, please visit http://thetownhall.org/event/broadway-kelli-ohara or call (212) 997-6661.

 

Jeremy Jordan

with Music Director and Host, Seth Rudetsky

Monday, March 11 @ 8:00 PM

For tickets and information, please visit http://thetownhall.org/event/broadway-jeremy-jordan or call (212) 997-6661.

 

For interview requests and additional high res photos please contact Tom Fervoy at tom@miweb.cr

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