Publication of TheaterMania Guide to Musical Theater Recordings To Be Celebrated With Two Events on February 7
Later that same night, from 10 to 11:30pm, a party to mark the release of The TheaterMania Guide to Musical Theater Recordings will be held during the first part of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the regular Monday night event at Birdland (315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues). Scheduled to perform at this event are such notables as Rita Gardner, who created the role of The Girl in the original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks; Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Barrett Foa from the cast of the current Broadway hit Avenue Q; Christine Pedi, a mainstay of the long-running revue Forbidden Broadway; singer-impressionist Steven Brinberg in the vocal guise of Barbra Streisand and other great ladies of theater and film; Richard Kind, now starring on Broadway in The Producers; and George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award for his performance in Irene and also appeared in the original Broadway productions of such shows as Oklahoma! and Bells Are Ringing. There is a $10 food/drink minimum at Cast Party. For reservations, phone Birdland at 212-581-3080.