Saturday, February 25, 2006

"Diva Tidbits"

Playbill talks about Nothin' Like a Dame

DIVA TIDBITS
A host of fabulous talent has been lined up for this year's Nothing Like a Dame concert, which will be held March 6 at 8 PM at the Imperial Theatre. The annual event, which benefits the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actors' Fund of America, is scheduled to include appearances and/or performances by Victoria Clark, Tyne Daly, Lea DeLaria, Bobbie Eakes, Jill Eikenberry, Jennifer Ehle, Maria Friedman, Rosemary Harris, Catherine Hurlin, Jessica Ferretti, Sarah Jones, Lauren Kennedy, LaChanze, Darlene Love, Bebe Neuwirth, Phyllis Newman, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Brynn Williams and Ruth Williamson. About the upcoming concert, creator Newman recently told me, "We all find it amazing that it's 11 years of providing millions of dollars and, equally important, human help to so many women in what we like to call show business. The show has become a standard fixture on Broadway, with many people having come all 11 years. This year, some of the unusual things are — The Jersey Girls from Jersey Boys will be doing a number of their own, as well as appearances from some of the women from the incoming Wedding Singer and some of the women from the Sweeney Todd revival. Aside from our fabulous list of performers, there will be some surprises. And, I myself, may have some surprises up both my sleeves!" The Imperial Theatre is located at 249 West 45th Street. Tickets — priced $50-$1,000 — are available by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268 or by visiting www.BroadwayCares.org.

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