Thank you San Francisco!
San Francisco, CA: Feinstein’s At The Nikko presents: “Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch”
FOR THE RECORD:
Venue: Feinstein’s at Hotel Nikko. 222 Mason Street. San Francisco, CA. 94102. located on the lobby level of Hotel Nikko San Francisco at Mason and O’Farrell Streets in Union Square
Feinstein’s At The Nikko in San Francisco presented: January 18 & 19, 2019 Concert at Feinstein’s at The Nikko:
Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie, two of Broadway’s most endearing leading ladies, who starred in two of Broadway’s most iconic shows (Annie and A Chorus Line) brought their ever vibrant talent and personal connection to this celebration of two of Americas most beloved musical theatre composers: Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch.
Opening with Sondheim’s “Another Hundred People” from Company, Andrea and Donna took the audience on a musical journey as they share personal stories and this collection of wonderful songs, 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 included A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Follies, A Little Night Music, and They’re Playing Our Song. Also included songs from films: The Way We Were, Ice Castles, and The Entertainer. It was a night of legendary songs performed by these favorite Broadway leading ladies who were there!
With Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie
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.
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.