Monday, April 21, 2014

O'Neill's Cabaret Slate Includes Betty Buckley

The lineup for the O’Neill Theater Center’s 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference has been announced and includes headliners Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines, The Skivvies, & Barb Jungr. The conference runs July 23 with nightly performances through Au.g 2.

The conference brings some of the biggest names in Cabaret Theater to perform at the O’Neill each summer, providing valuable development and performance training for select Cabaret Fellows – up-and-coming performers on the cabaret scene. Applications for the Fellows are accepted through May 9. It is directed by John McDaniel.

The Skivvies – July 24
Original, stripped down musical arrangements performed while stripped down to their underwear. This evening of song and sights features the acoustic duo of Broadway veterans Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, with distinctive mash-ups and eccentric, original work. Joined by a special Broadway guest star to be announced!
Mimi Hines – July 25
Best known for replacing Barbra Streisand on Broadway in Funny Girl, and running the show on her own steam for 18 months, Mimi also starred coast to coast in I Do! I Do!Sugar BabiesHello, Dolly!NunsensePippinAnything GoesThe Full Monty, and many more. This show business legend is widely known to television audiences for her appearances on "The Jack Paar Show" and "The Ed Sullivan Show," dating back to 1958!
Susie Mosher and the New Faces of 2014 – July 26
Known throughout New York for her ability to find and showcase the best new talent, Susie will bring a fabulous lineup of new faces to the O’Neill stage for this special night. “Susan Mosher is one of those talents you need to see to believe; on second thought, let's just say you need to see her, and stop there." - Adam Feldman, TimeOut NY.
The Man in the Long Black Coat: Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan – July 27
Back by popular demand, this amazing, unique talent from the UK is sure to bring down the house! Tracy Stark, Conference music director and a frequent collaborator of Barb’s, will be at the piano. "An exhilarating and revelatory evening, in which Dylan's songs are ravishingly illuminated, revealing heretofore unheard joys and sorrows. I came away in a trance, which lasted until the following week when I returned and my mind was blown even further. The best show in New York hands down, in forever." - Jon Robin Baitz
Betty Buckley – August 1
An evening with “The Voice of Broadway.” A Tony Award winning actress and singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world, Buckley is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She makes her debut at the O’Neill this summer.

A full season announcement will come later in May.

Conference Fellows & Junior Fellows hone their presentational skills, learning the art of stage performance and training under the guidance Conference special guests and headliners. Barb Jungr will serve as Master Teacher for the 2014 Cabaret Fellows
For information on applications and auditions for the Fellows and Junior Fellows programs, visit Tickets available June 11 by visiting or calling the O’Neill Box Office at 860-443-1238.

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