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Broadway's Nancy Anderson performs at WMU

Dec. 7, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Celebrating its 100th season, University Theatre at Western Michigan University presents Nancy Anderson, star of Broadway and London's West End, in a cabaret concert, "Next Stop Broadway," tonight through Sunday, Dec. 10.

Performances in the Multiform Theatre begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

Anderson will perform with the graduating musical theatre seniors of WMU's award-winning Department of Theatre as they prepare a showcase to present to New York City agents and industry

Honored with two Drama Desk nominations, an Olivier award nomination and a Helen Hayes award nomination, Anderson is a prolific performer with appearances on Broadway in the Tony-nominated "A Class Act" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the national tours of "Kiss Me Kate" and "Dr. Dolittle." She has appeared on television with Reba McEntire in "South Pacific" and is a veteran of some of the finest regional theaters in the country, including the Kennedy Center, the Goodspeed Opera House and the Papermill Playhouse.

Direction and musical staging for "Next Stop Broadway" is by Jay Berkow, WMU assistant professor of theatre. The cast includes seniors Kelly Feight, Justin Goodemoot, Allison Hendrix, Nick Kitakis, Sharmaine McGinnis, Kate E. Rasmussen, Caitlin Sams, Prescott Seymour and Sandy Zwier. The creative team includes: Jamie Reed, music director; David Alpert, stage manager; Zachary S. Law, lighting designer; and Palmer F. Jankens, sound designer.

Tickets for University Theatre productions can be purchased by calling (269) 387-6222 or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex Ticket Office weekdays between noon and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Senior citizens and WMU students, faculty and staff and senior citizens receive discounts on the regular ticket price of $17 each.

For more information on the University Theatre season, visit www.wmich.edu/theatre.

Media contact: Jason Nuzzo, (269) 387-3227, jason.a.nuzzo@wmich.edu

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