March 31: Amas Gala! Save the Date for the annual Amas Musical Theatre Gala Benefit with special guest star Leslie Uggams performing her Classic Uggams show. On Monday, March 31, Amas honors Hinton Battle and Scott McLucas with special Rosie Awards at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. Tickets are $150, $250 and $500 and can be purchased online at the Amas website.
April 4: 4 Girls 4! Leslie Uggams joins Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern and Donna McKechnie for a "fabulously flirty, funny frolic" at the State Theatre's Center for the Arts in Easton, PA. Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40/$35 available online here.
April 25: Ervin Drake at 95! Lesllie and a host of Broadway and cabaret stars pay tribute to the legendary composer and lyricist Ervin Drake whose remarkable body of work includes the songs "It Was a Very Good Year," "Good Morning, Heartache" and "I Believe." Drake also wrote the musicals What Makes Sammy Run? and Her First Roman, the latter starring Leslie Uggams as Cleopatra and Richard Kiley as Julius Caesar. This celebration of a musical legend is set for Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY. Tickets are $57 (premium) and $52 (standard). Members receive $5 off.
April 28: Fiddler at 50. Leslie will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof in an all-star concert paying tribute to the show and its Tony-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick. The concert is part of the Symphony Space Gala taking place at Capitale, 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. Cocktails and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., concert and dinner at 7:30 p.m.
April 29: Pioneers of Television - Breaking Barriers. Leslie Uggams is one of several legendary performers to be interviewed in this acclaimed PBS TV series now in its fourth season. Leslie, Bill Cosby, Edward James Olmos and George Takei, among others, discuss their pivotal roles in breaking down the color barriers on American television. Breaking Barriers is the fourth of four episodes airing on consecutive Tuesdays from April 8-29. Others are Standup to Sitcom, Doctors and Nurses, and Acting Funny. Check for details and local listings here.
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