Tony award winning choreographer Ann Reinking has been confirmed to star in a major charity gala celebrating the work of legendary songwriters Kander & Ebb, in London this April.
Reinking, who won a Tony Award for her choreography for Kander and Ebb’s Chicago, will join names including Marvin Hamlisch, Janie Dee, Maria Friedman and Billy Stritch at the event.
The current production of Chicago is one of the most successful musical revivals ever. It is now in its 15th year on Broadway and has recently returned to the West End’s Garrick Theatre starring Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera.
The all-star gala is being produced by veteran promoter and producer Barry Mishon in collaboration with Kander, and will be in aid of the Ovarian Cancer Action charity.
John Kander and Fred Ebb are two of the most successful musical theatre songwriting partnerships of all time, with their work including Cabaret, Chicago, Zorba, The Rink and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Fred Ebb passed away in 2004.
Musical directors for the event will be Gareth Valentine and Donald Pippin.
Tickets will go on sale soon.
STAGE SPY CHECK-LIST
- Show: Kander & Ebb Charity Gala
- Theatre: West End venue TBC
- Musical Directors: Gareth Valentine, Donald Pippin
- Stars: Ann Reinking, Maria Friedman, further names to be announced
- Opens: April 2012