Christine Ebersole Returns to Cafe Carlyle – Exclusive Three-Week Engagement (January 11-29, 2011)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
THE CARLYLE HOTEL
TWO-TIME TONY AWARD-WINNER
TO RING IN NEW YEAR AT THE CAFÉ CARLYLE
JOHN ODDO, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
DIRECTED BY SCOTT WITTMAN
EXCLUSIVE THREE-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2011
New York, NY (December 16, 2010) – The Carlyle Hotel (Erich Steinbock, Managing Director) welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole to the legendary Café Carlyle for her fourth engagement in the iconic New York venue. Beginning Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 (and playing through Saturday, January 29th), Ms. Ebersole, whom Stephen Holden of The New York Times has called “a goddess formed out of the ectoplasm in screwball heaven…a dizzy, curly headed blonde with a soprano whose wheeling vibrato evokes Jeanette MacDonald with a whiff of helium,” will present an all new program — an eclectic musical evening on the subjects of Hollywood, family…and aging. John Oddo (Musical Director) will lead a quartet. Tony Award-winner Scott Wittman directs.
Ms. Ebersole received the 2010 Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement” for her critically-acclaimed 2009 Café Carlyle engagement at the 8th Annual Nightlife Awards ceremony in January.
The Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel – 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. The performance schedule is: Tuesday-Friday at 8:45 PM with an additional show on Saturday at 10:45 PM. There is a $75 music charge for the Tuesday-Friday performances ($40, bar) and an $85 music charge ($50, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances. Dinner is served from 6:30PM. For reservations please call 212-744-1600. For additional information please visit www.thecarlyle.com.
Christine Ebersole has enchanted audiences throughout her performing career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. Ms. Ebersole received virtually every Off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her “dual role of a lifetime” as Edie Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the show was nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and its CD was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Other memorable New York stage performances include her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Best Man, and the recent revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. She has starred in five City Center Encores! Productions, most recently receiving unanimous praise for her starring role as Margo Channing in Applause.
Ms. Ebersole has appeared in many hit movies, including “Tootsie,” “Richie Rich,” “Black Sheep,” “Amadeus,” “Dead Again, Folks!” “Ghost Dad,” “True Crime,” “My Girl 2,” “Mac and Me,” and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Ms. Ebersole has an extensive list of television credits including recent appearances on “Royal Pains,” “Ugly Betty,” “Law and Order SVU,” “Boston Legal,” “Samantha Who,” and “Will and Grace.”
In concert, Ms. Ebersole has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country. Last fall, she delighted audiences by participating in the Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall’s 118th Season. She appeared with the San Francisco Symphony in their tribute to Leonard Bernstein. After making her debut with the Boston Pops three years ago, she returned to Boston’s Symphony Hall and Tanglewood in 2008 to star as Desiree Armfeldt in a concert version of A Little Night Music with the Boston Pops. In televised concerts, she has often appeared on PBS, including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and the Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. In December 2006 she performed on the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS.
A recording artist as well, Ms. Ebersole has released such albums as: “Christine Ebersole: Live at the Cinegrill,” “In Your Dreams,” and “Sunday in New York.” Her latest CD “Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward” was released on Ghostlight Records in September 2010. For more information, please visit her website at: www.christineebersole.com.