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TONY AWARD WINNER JUDY KAYE TO PERFORM SONGS FROM THE
AMERICAN SONGBOOK IN A SPECIAL CABARET APPEARANCE


SAN DIEGO (January 14, 2010)—Tony Award winner Judy Kaye will sing the songs of Harold Arlen and other giants of the American songbook in a special cabaret performance in the Globe’s new Hattox Hall on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m.  David Green directs and Dennis Buck music directs the internationally renowned concert and opera star.  Hattox Hall will be transformed into a cabaret setting with table seating and full beverage service.  Tickets to the performance are $30 each and are currently available to subscribers only.  Single tickets will go on sale Jan. 21 at noon and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.
 
Hattox Hall provides us with a fantastic opportunity to invite very special artists to share their unique gifts with our audiences in an intimate setting,” said Executive Producer Lou Spisto. “I’m delighted that Judy, who appears in a bravura dramatic role in Lost in Yonkers downstairs in the new White Theatre, will share her prodigious musical talents with us in our wonderful new hall upstairs.”
 
Judy Kaye starred on Broadway in Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.  She has also performed in the show at the York Theatre (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards), the Berkshire Theatre Festival and venues in Los Angeles, Westport, Tucson, Phoenix, San Francisco, Baltimore, Sarasota and Rochester.  Kaye also appeared in Zorba for the Reprise Series in Los Angeles (Ovation Award nomination), and in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber on Fleet Street on Broadway as Mrs. Lovett, which she then repeated on the National Tour (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Garland and Carbonell Awards).  Her career highlights include the Broadway productions of Phantom of the Opera (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), Mamma Mia! (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), On the Twentieth Century (Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination) and Ragtime (Ovation Award).  She has appeared with symphony orchestras around the country and the world, and has sung at the White House twice.
 
TICKETS to Lost in Yonkers can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.  Performances begin in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre on Jan. 23 and continue through Feb. 28.  Opening night is Jan. 28 at 8:00 p.m.  Ticket prices range from $29-$62.  Performance times:  Previews:  Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 p.m. Regular Performances:  Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more. ”
 
The Globe’s year-long 75th Anniversary celebration will begin with the recently announced 2010 Summer Season.  Acclaimed director Adrian Noble is the Artistic Director of the 2010 Shakespeare Festival and will direct Shakespeare’s King Lear (June 12 – Sept. 23) and Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III (June 19 – Sept. 24).  Presented in repertory, the Shakespeare Festival will also include The Taming of the Shrew (June 16 – Sept. 26).  The season also features the World Premiere of the Broadway-bound musical, Robin and the 7 Hoods (July 14 – Aug. 22) directed by Casey Nicholaw with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Jimmy Van Heusen, and the West Coast Premiere of The Last Romance (July 30 – Sept. 5), a romantic comedy by Joe DiPietrostarring television icon, Marion Ross.  Tickets to the Globe’s 2010 Summer Season are currently available by subscription only.

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS offer substantial savings with special subscriber benefits.  Subscriptions can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623] or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.  Subscriptions to the Globe’s Summer Season range from $75 to $365.  Five-play packages range from $146 to $365.  Four-play packages (Festival plus musical) range from $117 to $309.  Shakespeare Festival packages (3 plays) range from $75 to $225. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and younger, seniors and groups of 10 or more.
 
LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park.  Valet parking is also available ($10).  For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.
 
CALENDAR:  Whisper House (1/13-2/21), Lost in Yonkers (1/23-2/28), Judy Kaye Cabaret (2/8), Street Lights (2/20-2/28), Boeing-Boeing (3/13-4/18), Alive and Well (3/20-4/25), What You Will (5/1-6/6), The Whipping Man (5/8-6/13).
 
PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.
 
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for 74 years.  Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 580-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.  More than 300,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.


 

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