Cole Porter cabaret


July 18, 1996|By J. Wynn Rousuck

This summer, the Kennedy Center in Washington is presenting a cabaret series called the Broadway Songbooks, saluting American musical theater composers. The installment that opens tonight is called "A Swell Party: The Cole Porter Songbook" and honors the composer of such shows as "Kiss Me Kate," "Can-Can" and "Anything Goes."

Tony Award-winning actress Melba Moore heads a quintet of singers that includes Baltimore School for the Arts alumnus Abe Reybold. The series is presented in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, where audiences sit on stage with the performers, in a nightclub setting.

Show times for "A Swell Party" are 7: 30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, through July 28. Tickets are $25 and $30. Call (800) 444-1324.

Pub Date: 7/18/96

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