The Public Theater announced today that Public Theater alumna and Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway, who played Viola in the critically acclaimed 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night, will perform a one-night-only concert, Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of Cabaret with Anne Hathaway and Friends, on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at Joe's Pub to celebrate and support The Public Theater's revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place. Member tickets on sale now. Single tickets go on sale on Tuesday, October 2.
Anne Hathaway will take to the stage at Joe's Pub for an intimate, unforgettable celebration of the score of Cabaret, beloved as both a smash Broadway musical and Oscar-winning movie. Joined by special guests from stage and screen, Anne will host and perform a concert version of John Kander and Fred Ebb's incredible songs, including "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Maybe This Time," and of course, "Perfectly Marvelous." The evening will feature direction by Ted Sperling and musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. So come to the Cabaret!
"I am delighted to reunite with The Public for this special night to celebrate the theater's rededication, and support its mission to spread great theater to all the people of New York (tourists are welcome too)," said Anne Hathaway.
"We are thrilled to have Anne back here at The Public and to have the opportunity to show New York yet another side of her protean talent," said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis.
The Public Theater's $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place will be unveiled on October 4 and celebrated throughout the month with a series of events – many of which are free – designed to engage the entire New York community and marking a rededication to its founding principles. A physical expression of The company's core mission of sparking dialogues, fostering artistic development and experimentation and increasing public accessibility, the revitalization project opens up the landmark building to the street and community, and transforms the lobby into a public piazza for artists, students and audiences. For more information on The Public's rededication celebration and events, visit www.publictheater.org.
A limited number of tickets for Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of Cabaret with Anne Hathaway and Friends are available to the general public for $300 and $100 for obstructed view seats. Dinner and drink service from the new Joe's Pub Partners featuring eclectic, New York-influenced fare from Chef Andrew Carmellini is included in the ticket price. Member tickets are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 2 and can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office.
Anne Hathaway appeared in The Public's 2009 critically acclaimed production of Twelfth Night. Hathaway recently starred opposite Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises – the highly anticipated third installment of Warner Brothers' Batman Begins franchise. Hathaway plays the role of iconic femme fatale "Catwoman" in The Dark Knight Rises which hit theaters this past July. She recently wrapped Les Miserables in which she has taken on the role of "Fantine" opposite Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Amanda Seyfried. Universal Pictures will release the feature film adaptation of this beloved musical in December 2012. In 2008, she starred in Jonathan Demme's critically acclaimed Rachel Getting Married for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SAG Award in the "Best Actress" category. The National Board of Review, the Chicago Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association all named Hathaway "Best Actress" for her performance in the film. Other recent film credits are Lone Scherfig's One Day (based on the novel written by David Nicholls); Ed Zwick's Love and Other Drugs, (for which Hathaway received her second Golden Globe nomination); Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland; Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day; Bride Wars; Get Smart; Becoming Jane; Rodrigo Garcia's Passengers; The Devil Wears Prada opposite Meryl Streep; and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. Early career credits include Garry Marshall's The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement; Havoc; Ella Enchanted; Nicholas Nickleby; and The Other Side of Heaven. Hathaway first gained Hollywood's attention for her turn in the television series "Get Real." She has also lent her vocal talents to animated films Rio and Hoodwinked in addition to her vocal cameos on television series including "The Simpsons" for which she received an Emmy Award. Theater credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber's workshop of Woman in White, and Forever Your Child. In 2004-2005, she also participated in the Encores! Concert Gala as well as the Stephen Sondheim Birthday Gala. She also appeared in the Lincoln Center Encore series presentation of Carnival for which she won the prestigious 57th Annual Clarence Derwent Award. As an actress, Hathaway studied at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, the Barrow Group in New York City, and at NYU's Collaborative Arts Projects "CAP 21" (where she focused on her musical theater training). In April 2005, the award-winning Barrow Group honored Hathaway for her achievements on behalf of the organization as the first and only teen ever admitted to their intensive acting program. Hathaway serves on the advisory board for Lollipop Theater Network, which is an organization that screens movies in hospitals for pediatric patients suffering from chronic or life-threatening illness. She also recently began working with The Nike Foundation's "Girl Effect."