December 20, 2019 at 1:03 am PST | by John Paul King
Broadway diva set for February at the Wallis

Broadway legend Christine Ebersole (Image courtesy the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)

A Broadway legend is set to appear for a one-night only performance in Beverly Hills in February.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced that Christine Ebersole, the two-time Tony-winning star of “42nd Street” and “Grey Gardens,” will be returning to their stage in Friday, February 28, 2020, at 7:30pm in the Center’s Bram Goldsmith Theater. Presented by The Wallis and Mark Cortale, “An Evening With Christine Ebersole” will include music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway and more; it’s directed by Scott Wittman (“Hairspray,” Patti LuPone on Broadway, Nathan Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rufus Wainwright), with music direction provided by Larry Yurman and special guest Scott Frankel, both of whom worked with Ebersole on Broadway’s “War Paint” and “Grey Gardens.”

According to the Wallis’ press release:

Ebersole has enchanted audiences for decades with award-winning performances on screen and on stage, in live concerts, and on myriad solo and cast recordings. While early successes in film and television showcased her as a comedian, actress, and singer, Ebersole’s more recent stage performances—including her Tony Award–winning dual role in Grey Gardens—have solidified her standing as Broadway royalty. Rave reviews for her performance as Elizabeth Arden in 2017’s hit musical “War Paint” reveal that this “enduringly vital” (The New York Times) talent is here to stay. On the small screen, she is currently starring in CBS’ hit comedy “Bob Hearts Abishola.” For this very special engagement in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater, Ebersole’s signature wit and “fervent, radiant soprano” are guaranteed to surprise and delight in an evening of memorable songbook standards.

Wallis Artistic Director Paul Crewes says, “An artist of Christine Ebersole’s magnitude overflows with talent. She thoroughly charmed our audiences a few seasons back in our cabaret space, and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to our main stage for this special evening.”

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. You can purchase tickets by calling 310-746-4000 or visiting the Wallis website.

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