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NEW YORK — Anne Hathaway will warm up her pipes before the Christmas Day release of Les Miserables with a one-night-only benefit concert Oct. 24, titled Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of ‘Cabaret’ with Anne Hathaway and Friends.
Taking place at Joe’s Pub, the intimate cabaret annex of New York’s Public Theater, the performance will be built around numbers from the classic John Kander and Fred Ebb musical, Cabaret, with special guest appearances promised from other stage and screen artists.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the revitalization of the Public’s historic downtown home, which has recently undergone a major makeover. The $40 million overhaul will be officially unveiled Oct. 4 and celebrated with events throughout the month.
Hathaway previously collaborated with the Public in 2009, playing Viola in the critically lauded Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. Ted Sperling will direct the Joe’s Pub show, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.
“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 Hathaway.
Directed by Tom Hooper, Universal’s long-awaited film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables opens Dec. 25, with Hathaway in the role of Fantine. She co-stars with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne.
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