Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Elaine Stritch(Photos © Joseph Marzullo)
Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Elaine Stritch
(Photos © Joseph Marzullo)
Musical theater stars Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Elaine Stritch will join Irish tenor John McDermott, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, and opera singer Frederica von Stade for A Salute to the 1940s Broadway Musical, a gala to be presented as part of the Kennedy Center festival A New America: the 1940s and the Arts. They will be accompanied by the National Symphony Pops Orchestra led by Marvin Hamlisch.

The benefit performance will be held on Sunday, April 17 at 8:30pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C. The black-tie event will begin with a reception on the South Plaza at 5pm, followed by dinner on the Roof Terrace level at 6pm; it will conclude with a party in the Roof Terrace Restaurant with the music of Big Ray and the Kool Kats.

Gala ticket packages range in price from $5,000 to $50,000, and individual tickets are priced from $500 to $1,000. For more information, visit www.kennedy-center.org/gala, call the Kennedy Center 13th Annual Gala office at 202-416-8338, or e-mail the office at springgala@kennedy-center.org. Beginning March 20, concert-only tickets may be purchased at the Kennedy Center box office or by calling Instant Charge at 202-467-4600 (or at 800-444-1324 from outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area).