Lesli Margherita, Mary Testa, and More Set for Gala Honoring Donna Murphy
The Abingdon Theatre Company Gala will feature a concert performance of Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire's musical revue Closer Than Ever.
Casting has been announced for the Abingdon Theatre Company 2018 Gala, set to take place October 22 at the Edison Ballroom. As previously announced, the evening will honor two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!).
The event will be hosted by Randy Rainbow and feature a concert performance of Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire's musical revue Closer Than Ever with Nicholas Belton (Carousel), Lisa Brescia (Dear Evan Hansen), Liz Callaway (Baby), Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon), Nikki Renee Daniels (Porgy and Bess), Erin Davie (Side Show), George Dvorsky (Closer Than Ever), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George), Aaron Kaburick (Hello, Dolly!), Jeff Kready (Tootsie), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Julia Murney (Wicked), Kyle Taylor Parker (Smokey Joe's Cafe), David Pittu (Lovemusik), Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures), Justin Sargent (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), Carrie St. Louis (Kinky Boots), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots), Mary Testa (Oklahoma!), and Alysha Umphress (Smokey Joe's Cafe).
Closer Than Ever will feature choreography by Deidre Goodwin, musical direction by Kevin David Thomas, and direction by Chad Austin.