Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie
Two of Broadway’s most endearing leading ladies—Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie—celebrate two of America’s most beloved musical theatre composers—Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch—at Feinstein’s at the Nikko.
Opening with Sondheim's "Another Hundred People" from Company, Andrea and Donna take the audience on a musical journey as they share personal stories and a collection of wonderful songs, finally looking back on the life they have chosen with Hamlisch's "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line. Other shows represented in this evening include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Follies, A Little Night Music, and They're Playing Our Song. The audience can also expect songs from films including “The Way We Were,” “Ice Castles,” and “The Entertainer.” It will be a night of legendary songs performed by these favorite Broadway leading ladies who were there!
Andrea McArdle first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical Annie, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally, and internationally. She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and casino hotels in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City. She has honed her craft by working with some of the great legends of the entertainment industry such as Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Bob Hope, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin and Martin Short, to name a few, and was privileged to have appeared on television with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin and Dinah Shore.
Donna McKechnie, who received a Best Actress Tony Award for her performance in A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies. She recently returned from starring in a highly acclaimed production of Pajama Game at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
Ms. McKechnie was last seen on stage in the Broadway-bound new musical, Halftime, that was presented at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey this past spring. Other Broadway shows include, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Education of Hyman Kaplan, Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (also choreographed), Promises, Promises, Company, On the Town, State Fair, (Fred Astaire Award) The Visit and the national tour of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Donna was invited by Bob Fosse to play the lead in his last production, a national tour of Sweet Charity, (Helen Hayes Award Nomination). Other regional productions include: Follies, Mack and Mabel, Gypsy, The Glass Menagerie, Annie Get Your Gun, I Do! I Do!, Cabaret, The Three Penny Opera, Chris Gattelli’s In Your Arms, Warren Carlyle’s Carefree, and John Doyle’s Ten Cents a Dance. Donna was also featured in New York productions of Annie Warbucks, and Love, Loss and What I Wore.
There is a $20/per person food and beverage minimum in the showroom.
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