DSM Presents Gala Evening With Best of Broadway

Evening With Best of Broadway
Shoshana Bean photo by Bradford Rogne

Dallas Summer Musicals celebrates the magic of musical theatre and the culmination of a successful annual gala Nov. 3. A talented trifecta of stars from stage and screen will perform in “An Evening with the Best of Broadway” at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Performers Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, best known for their work in TV series “Glee,” and Broadway performer Shoshana Bean will provide entertainment at the concert.

Single tickets for An Evening with the Best of Broadway start at $45, and grant admission to the show portion of the 2018 DSM Gala only. The concert starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also be purchased in-person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by emailing Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison Co-Starred In “Glee” TV Series

Lynch, who will serve as the event’s emcee, is renowned for her comedic timing and wide performance range. She is best known for starring alongside Morrison in the hit television show “Glee” as the one-liner powerhouse coach Sue Sylvester. Lynch won numerous awards, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In addition, Lynch has garnered a long list of film and television credits, including roles in Julie & Julia, The Three Stooges, Talladega Nights and more. Lynch made her Broadway debut in 2013 as Miss Hannigan in a production of “Annie.”

Morrison has also accumulated a vast collection of reputable career spotlights, receiving his big break after winning the role of Link Larkin in 2002 the original Broadway cast of Hairspray. He was nominated for a Tony® Award for his role in “The Light in the Piazza” and most recently appeared on Broadway as J.M. Barrie in “Finding Neverland,” for which he received two Drama Desk Award nominations. His other Broadway credits include roles in Footloose, 10 Million Miles and the Tony® Award-winning revival of South Pacific. Along with Lynch, Morrison rose to fame for his role as glee club director Will Schuester in “Glee.”

Bean is highly regarded in the Broadway community for her varied and versatile performances. She is best known for being the first to take over the role of Elphaba in the original Broadway production of “Wicked,” following the departure of Idina Menzel. Her most recent Broadway credits include Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” and Cee-Cee Bloom in the new musical adaptation of “Beaches,” for which she earned a Jeff Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Bean has lent her voice to countless films and television shows, and her four independent solo albums have all topped the iTunes charts, with her latest album, Spectrum, landing at number one on the Billboard Jazz Charts.

2018 DSM Gala – An Evening With The Best Of Broadway

Prior to the public performance, DSM will present its annual 2018 DSM Gala – An Evening with the Best of Broadway, co-chaired by Cara Owens and John Clutts, which celebrates DSM and the magic of musical theatre. As a non-profit organization, all Gala proceeds will support DSM’s mission to bring the very best of Broadway to North Texas and its many education and community programs, such as DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, Seats for Vets, Seats for Kids, Kid’s Club, Hear Us Now!™ and the DSM Community Performance. Gala guests will enjoy an incredible culinary experience, a silent auction featuring luxury items, valet parking and meet-and-greet opportunities prior to and following the An Evening with the Best of Broadway performance.

DSM will continue to bring the best of Broadway to North Texas in the 2018-19 season with Hamilton, Disney’s Aladdin, Hello, Dolly!, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom of the Opera, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof and season add-ons Elf and The Book of Mormon.