A preview of performances from the upcoming all-star-concert staging of Kander & Ebb’s And The World Goes ‘Round to be presented at The Abingdon Theater Company 25th Anniversary Gala. The Gala will be held Monday October 23rd at 6pm at the Edison Ballroom.
On the video is the greeting from choreographer Deidre Goodwin and director Chad Austin, followed by Tony Speciale. Nick Adams performs “The Money Song”, Cunio performs “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, Brenda Braxton performs “All That Jazz” and Katie Thompson performs “And The World Goes ‘Round.”
The gala will honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, “Cheers,” “Frasier”), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes ‘Round featuring Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles), Sebastian Arcelus (“Madam Secretary,” “House of Cards,” Wicked), Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple, Hair, Company), Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Jelly’s Last Jam, Chicago), Cunio (Hairspray, Jersey Boys), Tyler Hanes (Cats, A Chorus Line, On the Town), Jenn Harris (Modern Orthodox, Silence the Musical), Olivier Award-winner Ruthie Henshall (Crazy For You, Miss Saigon, Chicago), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music, Cabaret, Once Upon a Mattress), Jeff Hiller (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman (The Producers, The Nance, Steel Pier), Morgan James (The Addams Family, Godspell, Motown), Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance, Godspell), Bianca Marroquín (Chicago, In the Heights, The Pajama Game), Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Murney (The Wild Party, Wicked, Lennon), Christine Pedi (Little Me, Talk Radio, Chicago), two-time Tony Award-nominee Mary Beth Peil (Anastasia, Nine, The King and I), Jelani Remy (The Lion King, High School Musical), Angie L. Schworer (Something Rotten, The Producers, Sunset Boulevard), Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages), Ali Stroker (“Glee,” Spring Awakening), Katie Thompson, (Giant, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Big Fish), and Sally Ann Triplett (Finding Neverland, The Last Ship, Carrie), with Gabriel Bernal (The World According to Snoopy), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Matthew Davies (Beauty and the Beast), Lily Kaufmann (Newsies, Hairspray), Pierre Marais (Saturday Night Fever, A Chorus Line), Ilda Mason (Cinderella, West Side Story), Jaysin McCollum (The Lion King), Yasmin Schancer (The Golden Smile). And The World Goes ‘Round will feature choreography by Deidre Goodwin, musical direction by Kevin David Thomas, and direction by Chad Austin. Individual Gala tickets, starting at $500, include access to the cocktail reception, dinner, awards presentation and live auction at 6PM, followed by orchestra seating for And The World Goes ‘Round at 8PM. $250 performance-only tickets offer access to reserved seating with open bar for the 8PM performance. $125 performance-only tickets offer access to general admission on the mezzanine with open bar for the 8PM performance. Doors open at 7:30pm for performance-only tickets. Both Individual Gala tickets and performance-only tickets are available at AbingdonTheatre.org or by calling 212-868-2055, ext. 2.