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) bring their ever-vibrant talent and personal connection to Baltimore with this celebration of two of America’s most beloved musical theatre composers: Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch.
Opening with Sondheim’s “Another Hundred People” from Company, Andrea and Donna take the audience on a musical journey as they share personal stories and this collection of wonderful songs, finally 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 include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Follies, A Little Night Music, and They’re Playing Our Song. Also expect songs from films including The Way We Were, Ice Castles, and The Entertainer. It will be a night of legendary songs performed by these favorite Broadway leading ladies who were there!
Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway’s original Annie, for which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony® Award for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for her performance. On Broadway she originated the roles of Ashley in Starlight Express and Margy in State Fair and was seen as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and as Fantine in Les Miserables.
Regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies, Donna McKechnie won The Tony® Award for her iconic work in the original A Chorus Line, and her Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Promises, Promises, Company, On The Town, and State Fair. She has also starred in such classic musicals as Sweet Charity, A Little Night Music, Mack and Mabel, Gypsy, Follies, and Annie Get Your Gun.
The performance is Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 8:00 pm at
The Gordon Center For Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD.