New Jersey Stage

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cape May Stage Presents An Evening with Liz Callaway

(Cape May, NJ) – Cape May Stage, South Jersey's premier Equity theatre, is delighted to welcome Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway to the Robert Shackleton Playhouse.  With her soaring vocals and inimitable style, Callaway has been thrilling Broadway audiences for over thirty years.  Join her as part of Cape May Stage's Second Stage 'Women of Broadway' Series as she delivers a night of standards and reach-for-the-stars showstoppers on Monday, July 18 at 8pm.

Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in 1981 in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.  Her Tony Award nomination came for her performance as Lizzie Fields in Baby, and for five years, starred as Grizabella in Cats, singing the timeless hit "Memory" over 1500 times. Audiences raved about her original performance of Ellen in Miss Saigon, and she has starred in the original casts of The Three Musketeers and The Look of Love.  In addition, she was featured as part of the 2004 Hair in Concert, as well as in the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center with Mandy Patinkin, Carol Burnett, Elaine Stritch, and the New York Philharmonic.  Her extensive concert and symphony work includes appearances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and on tour with the Boston Pops. Callaway sang the Academy Award-nominated song "Journey to the Past" in the animated feature Anastasia, as well as several other animated singing credits. She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children's program on CBS in Boston, and has recently released a new CD, Passage of Time.

Liz Callaway is the first of three Broadway performers scheduled to appear at Cape May Stage this summer season. Part of Cape May Stage's Second Stage ‘Women of Broadway' Series, Callaway will appear Monday, July 18 at 8pm followed by Maureen McGovern on July 25, and lastly by Tovah Feldshuh on August 8 at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse located at the corner of Bank and Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape May.  Tickets are $75 for each concert.  Patrons may purchase a ‘Women of Broadway' Subscription to see all three luminaries for only $150.  All tickets include an after party at the Wine Bar at the Washington Inn, Cape May's new hip, relaxing, contemporary meeting place at the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets. There, you'll have a chance to mingle with these Broadway performers, while enjoying delicious, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a well-stocked cash bar.  Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatre's website, www.capemaystage.com.

Cape May Stage's Second Stage Series is presented through the gracious support of Chris and Dave Clemans.