Abingdon Theatre Company is set to honor two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy at its 26th anniversary gala October 22 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.
The evening, hosted by Randy Rainbow, will begin at 6 PM with a cocktail reception, dinner, tribute, and live auction, followed by a concert performance of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire's musical revue Closer Than Ever. The performance will feature choreography by Deidre Goodwin, musical direction by Kevin David Thomas, and direction by Chad Austin.
Flip through photos of rehearsals below:
Go Inside Rehearsal for the Closer Than Ever Gala Performance
Performers will include Nicholas Belton (Carousel), Lisa Brescia (Dear Evan Hansen), Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Baby), Lewis Cleale (Book of Mormon), Nikki Renée Daniels (Porgy and Bess), Erin Davie (Side Show), George Dvorsky (Closer Than Ever), Claybourne Elder (Passion), Aaron Kaburick (Hello Dolly!), Jeff Kready (Tootsie), Olivier winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Julia Murney (The Wild Party), Kyle Taylor Parker (Smokey Joe's Cafe), two-time Tony nominee David Pittu (Lovemusik), Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures), Justin Sargent (Jesus Christ Superstar Live), Carrie St. Louis (Kinky Boots), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots), two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Oklahoma!), and Alysha Umphress (Smokey Joe's Cafe).