New Jersey Stage

Saturday, September 24, 2011

GENE & SHELLEY ENLOW RECITAL HALL PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH JANE KRAKOWSKI

(HILLSIDE, NJ) -- Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University opens its second concert season on October 1, 2011 with Tony® Award-winner and two-time Emmy® nominated singer/actress Jane Krakowski, performing an unforgettable evening of show-stopping hits.  Krakowski has triumphed on the stage and screen, earning a Tony, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award for her work on Broadway, and numerous nominations and accolades for her roles on television's 30 Rock and Ally McBeal.  She recently released her solo debut album, The Laziest Gal in Town, adding to a long list of cast recordings.

Krakowski starred in the Broadway revival of Nine playing Carla, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress.  Krakowski is known for her famous anti-gravity stunt during the number, "A Call From The Vatican".  She and the director struggled finding a company that would let her do air stunts without a harness; Krakowski came up with the idea of using the method previously portrayed in Broadway Bares, recalling that the material took a long time to arrive, and the second time she ever used it was on the first performance.

In 2005, Krakowski starred as Miss Adelaide alongside Ewan McGregor in the new production of Guys and Dolls in London (Piccadilly Theatre) a role for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Krakowski played office assistant Elaine Vassal on the television series Ally McBeal for five seasons until 2002; her role earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1999.  Krakowski guest-starred in the TV drama Everwood and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Emma Spevak, a serial killer of elderly women.  In 2006, Krakowski was cast in the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, where she continues to play Jenna Maroney, a cast member of the fictional late night sketch show TGS with Tracy Jordan.  In 2009 and 2010, she received Emmy nominations for her role in 30 Rock.

Ms. Krakowski's performance at Kean University's Enlow Hall will include numbers from her solo CD, The Laziest Gal in Town and a variety of performances from her vast repertoire of musical theatre and cabaret.  Enlow Recital Hall is a masterful, state-of-the-art concert space completed in 2009.  It is specifically designed to showcase world class musicians in an intimate setting.  The hall is elegant and alluring for live performances, recording artists and audiences alike.  Located thirty minutes west of Manhattan, Enlow Hall is conveniently situated on Kean University's East Campus in Hillside, NJ.  The 324 seat performance venue is home to a handcrafted Fazioli 10 foot grand piano, specifically crafted for the house.

Opening Night Event – An Evening with Jane Krakowski tickets may be purchased for $75 and include a reception and the performance, beginning at 7:30 pm.

A 2011-12 season subscription is available for all fourteen concerts in the Enlow Hall line-up.  Season subscribers receive exclusive VIP benefits to enhance their experience including priority seating, special invitations to elegant receptions, recognition in Enlow Hall concert programs, reserved VIP parking, personal assistance on the subscriber phone line and more.  As an added benefit, season subscribers may request two complimentary tickets to a performance of their choice (subject to availability).  A 2011-12 season subscription is $400, representing a total savings of $150 off single ticket prices.

Enlow Hall offers a variety of other ticket packages to provide savings opportunities on single ticket prices to specifically designed performance series.   Tickets to An Evening with Jane Krakowski and Enlow Hall's 2011-12 Season can be purchased by calling Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469), online at http://enlowhall.kean.edu , or in person at Kean University's Wilkins Theater Box Office.  Enlow Recital Hall is located at 215 North Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205.