New York: In its ninth star-studded year at Birdland, Jim Caruso will bring his celebrated Cast Party back to the big stage at Town Hall for a second year. The Best of Jim Caruso’s Cast Party will take place on Thursday, February 23 at 8PM and will be presented by the one and only Scott Siegel. Tickets are $25, $50, and $75 and are available by calling 800-982-2787 or visiting TicketMaster.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund.
Some of the celebs joining this year’s Cast Party include Golden Globe and Tony Winner Linda Lavin, the uber-talented jazz and adult contemporary vocalist Jane Monheit, Broadway Star and Drama Desk NomineeStephanie J. Block, nine-time Grammy winning solo artist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer Janis Siegel, David Ippolito AKA “That Guitar Man From Central Park”, Broadway sensation Julia Murney(Wicked), stand-up comedian, Grammy nominee and "Celebrity Apprentice" Lisa Lampanelli, Tony Winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific),Lysistrata Jones’ Liz Mikel, comic juggler Marcus Monroe, “The Acromedian” Rudi Macaggi, also performing are Holly Near performing with lyricist/composer John Bucchino (A Catered Affair) and Laura Osneswill join composer Frank Wildhorn, best known for his Broadway musicalJekyll & Hyde. Also joining the party is Terri Klausner, who will be singing “Hit Me With A Hot Note” from Sophisticated Ladies, and Andrew Nemr, whose tap company “Cats Paying Dues” will perform an unforgettable tribute to Gregory Hines. And that’s not all - many more surprise performers and special guest stars will be announced over the next few weeks!
Billy Stritch will hold court at the piano, adding vocals and banter to the proceedings. Joining the musical fun will be Daniel Glass on drums and Tom Hubbard on bass.