Beth Leavel, Tony winner for “The Drowsy Chaperone,” will join Hudson Stage’s Divas ’09 fund-raiser July 11 in Yorktown Heights.
Leavel, who has a wicked sense of humor and a great voice, will join Liz Callaway and a list of yet-unannounced divas. Hudson Stage, started 10 years ago by Olivia Sklar, Denise Bessette and (Callaway’s husband) Dan Foster, is an exceptional local theater company.
Each summer — and always the weekend I am on vacation — they hold a wingding of a shindig featuring Broadway songbirds.
In years past, the list of talent has included Ann Hampton Callaway (Liz’s sister), fellow Croton resident Audra McDonald, New Rochelle’s Andrea McArdle, Shoshana Bean (“Wicked”) and this year’s Tony-winning best actress in a musical, Alice Ripley (“Next to Normal”).
Leavel is a considerable talent and should fit right in with whomever makes their way to the stage at a fantastic home on Baptist Church Road in Yorktown Heights. There’s a cocktial party at 7 p.m., a concert at sunset and coffee and dessert after the show.
Tickets to mark the 10th anniversary are 10 percent off, at $90 per person, and can be purchased online (at www.hudsonstage.com) or at 914-271-2811.