THANK YOU NEW JERSEY!
NEWARK, NJ: NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTED TWO PERFORMANCES ON MARCH 10, 2018:
“HAMLISCH AND SONDHEIM”
W/ ANDREA MCCARDLE AND DONNA MCKECHNIE.
REVIEW BY TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES:
Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle Thrill at NJPAC:
Newark, New Jersey: NJPAC presented two of Broadway’s leading ladies, Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle. The dynamic duo thrilled a packed house singing Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim biggest hits from their Tony Award winning Broadway shows and Oscar winning movies.
Ms. McKechnie won the 1976 Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line and appeared in Broadway productions including Company, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, On The Town, and with Andrea McArdle in “State Fair”.
Ms. McArdle, won hearts world wide in the 1977 musical Annie, where she originated the title role. She has stared in Broadway production of Jerry’s Girls, Starlight Express, State Fair, Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast.
The ladies open the show with Sondheim’s “Old Friends” from the Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along. During the evening each took turns in the spotlight and showed what seasoned performers they are. McKechnie shined in her delivery of “Could I Leave You” from Follies and McArdle held her own as she sang “Nothing “ from A Chorus Line.
The two strong performers served up a delightful evening of memorable songs.
FOR THE RECORD: 2 SHOWS:
Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie’s Hamlisch and Sondheim Concert at The New Jersey Performing Arts Centers on March 10, 2018, 6 & 8:30pm.
The two Broadway joined forces for a series of 2018 concerts saluting the composers.
Broadway leading ladies Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle joined forces for Hamlisch and Sondheim, at New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
The two stars sang numbers by Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote the score to A Chorus Line,They’re Playing Our Song, The Way We Were, Sophie’s Choice, and other shows and movies, and by Stephen Sondheim, who composed Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and many other musicals.
McArdle, who originated the title role in the musical Annie in 1977, has starred in Broadway productions of Jerry’s Girls, Starlight Express, State Fair, Les Misérables and Beauty and the Beast. McKechnie won the 1976 Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line, and appeared in Broadway productions including Company, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, On The Town, and with McArdle in State Fair. McArdle was also a special guest at McKechnie’s solo concert, In Good Company, at Birdland jazz club in New York City in 2014.
VIDEO FLASHBACK: DONNA MCKECHNIE DANCES TO “THE MUSIC AND THE MIRROR” — MUSICAL “A CHORUS LINE”
FOR THE RECORD: SOURCE: NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:
MAR 10TH, 2018: SONGS OF MARVIN HAMLISCH AND STEPHEN SONDHEIM:
Since her Tony-Winning breakthrough as CASSIE in the original production of A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie has developed into one of the cabaret’s most seasoned performers.
We first met Andrea McArdle when she originated the title role in Broadway’s Annie, and since then she’s developed into a powerhouse interpreter of musical theater and American Songbook classics.
For this intimate performance in NJPAC’s Chase Room, these two song stylists will lend their vocal expertise to a collection o memorable songs by Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim.
VIDEO FLASHBACK: MCCARDLE AS ANNIE. SINGS “TOMORROW”