Finn has indicated that he might sing at least one song during the program, "to prove I can sing." He will also discuss his career, which includes Tony Award wins for the score and libretto of Falsettos. His most recent works are Elegies: A Song Cycle and A New Brain, which includes the new cabaret standard "Sailing." Finn himself has headlined a Joe's Pub revue of his material, and he will talk about his performing as well.
Directed by James Lapine, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has a book by Rachel Shenkin from Rebecca Feldman's conception. Featured in the cast are Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Derrick Baskin, Deborah Craig; Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, José Llana, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg. One pair of complimentary tickets to the show will be raffled at Ars Nova, to be won by a lucky audience member.
Tickets for the event are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues. To purchase tickets, click here or phone 212-868-4444.