Broadway’s “Grey Garden’s” star will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse for an unforgettable night of song in “Age Before Beauty” on Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m., direct from her sold-out engagement at NYC’s Cafe Carlyle earlier this year. Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, “Listening to the range of her technique packed into her unmissable cabaret act pushed my admiration into something like awe.”
Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole shines whether on the Broadway stage, television, or in concert where she has been captivating audiences throughout her performing career. In her new show, “Age Before Beauty”, Ms. Ebersole’s song list includes popular standards, Broadway tunes and contemporary cabaret. This event is part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and is sponsored by Ridgefield Magazine. Bernard’s (22 West Lane, Ridgefield) is offering a special prix-fixe menu before the show when tickets are presented; reservations suggested. This event is sponsored by Ridgefield Magazine and partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.
Christine Ebersole has received almost every off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for playing Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens. Other memorable performances include 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, and Oklahoma. “Perfection is not an overused word in the cabaret world, but I use it without reservation to describe Christine Ebersole’s dynamic, touching, beautifully conceived new act.” -- Rex Reed, NY Observer
Her new show features songs and witty patter about youth and age and Hollywood illusions. With her gifted director Scott Wittman, Ms. Ebersole shares a telepathic kinship in which multiple personalities reveal themselves as one number segues into another. Her musical director and pianist, John Oddo, leads the musicians in light, sophisticated pop-jazz arrangements that underline Ebersole’s screwball charm.
For tickets ($60 orches., $55 mezz.), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.