Richard Jay-Alexander To Direct The “All-Star Jule Styne Celebration”

Mister D: I just can’t help wondering if Bette may show up for this and belt out a few tunes from Gypsy…it could happen with RJ-A at the helm! 🙂

All-Star Jule Styne Celebration to Feature Channing, Cook, Daly, Lansbury, Mitchell and More
By Andrew Gans
August 19, 2005

An all-star cast will celebrate the centenary of the late Jule Styne Nov. 8 at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.Entitled Let Us Entertain You: The All-Star Jule Styne Celebration, the 7:30 PM concert will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. As of press time, those scheduled to take part in the one-night-only event include Carol Channing, Barbara Cook, Tyne Daly, Sandy Duncan, Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams and Patrick Wilson with more stars to be announced shortly. Richard Jay-Alexander will direct.

The late Jule Styne’s Broadway composing credits include High Button Shoes, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl, Bells Are Ringing, Peter Pan and Gypsy. Among his catalog of tunes are such ditties as “Time After Time,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,” “It’s Magic,” “People,” “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!,” “Never Never Land,” “Small World,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Just in Time.”

The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center is located in Manhattan at 311 West 34th Street. Tickets range from $50 (general admission) to $50,000 (presenting sponsor for 20 guests). Visit for more information

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