Liz Callaway
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Liz Callaway
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
The Kaufman Center has announced additional casting for its 2008-2009 season at Merkin Hall.

The popular Broadway Close-Up series will feature evenings devoted to work of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt , with guest star Karen Ziemba (October 6); the music of Richard Maltby and David Shire, with guest stars Loni Ackerman, Sally Mayes, and Lynne Wintersteller (November 13); and the annual Bound for Broadway preview of new musicals, hosted by Liz Callaway (December 8).

The family-friendly Broadway Playhouse series, which is held Sundays at 11am, will explore the work of Frank Loesser (January 11), Jerry Herman (February 1), and Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (April 5), along with performances of Latkes and Applesauce (December 14 and 21), Queen Esther (March 1), and Yo Jonah! (March 22).

Other performers this season will include Gil Kalish, Joan Tower, Elliott Carter, Lisa Moore, Cecil Taylor, Oliver Lake, Omer Avital, Jill Abramson, Sasha Cooke, and the Bad Plus.

For tickets and information, call 212-501-3330 or visit www.merkinconcerthall.org.