The festival will kick off with Broadway Originals! on Sunday, October 16 at 3pm. In it, performers will reprise songs they introduced either in the original Broadway production or revival. Among the performers will be Yvonne Constant, Daisy Eagan, Bob Stillman, Christopher Fitzgerald, Alexander Gemignani, and Marilyn Michaels and The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, with additional casting to be announced.
As previously reported, Elaine Stritch will perform on Saturday, October 22 at 8pm. The legendary actress won a Tony and two Drama Desk Awards for the Broadway production of Elaine Stritch At Liberty. She won Emmy Awards for the television adaptation of that show, as well as for guest appearances on Law & Order and 30 Rock.
The festival will conclude with A Tribute to Judy Garland & Gene Kelly on Friday, October 28 at 8pm. Siegel will host this unique tribute with interviews with the award-winning entertainer and daughter of Judy Garland, Lorna Luft, and the award-winning Broadway director/choreographer Susan Stroman. Performers will include Noah Racey, Elizabeth Stanley, Carole J. Bufford, and the New York Song and Dance Company, with additional casting to be announced.
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