Gulfshore Playhouse Broadway Cabaret Series featuring Laura Osnes rescheduled to Nov. 13 and 14
November 9, 2020
NAPLES, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Due to inclement weather, Gulfshore Playhouse has rescheduled Laura Osnes’ featured performances in the Broadway Cabaret Series to Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14.
Laura Osnes will kick off the three-part Broadway Cabaret Series, which also features New York’s Leading Ladies Kissy Simmons, performing Nov. 16 and 17, and Lora Lee Gayer, performing Nov. 23 and 24.
The special Broadway Cabaret Series featuring three of Broadway’s biggest stars, will feature an intimate evening of songs and stories performed live. All Broadway Cabaret Series performances take place at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. Tickets start at $75; three-show deals available for $200. Tickets can be purchased at www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org.
A two-time Tony Award nominee for performances in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (Ella) and “Bonnie & Clyde” (Bonnie), Osnes also appeared on Broadway in “Bandstand,” “Anything Goes,” “South Pacific,” and “Grease.” Most recently, Osnes starred in Lifetime’s original film “In the Key of Love.” Additional TV credits include “Grease: You’re the One That I Want,” “Pzazz 101,” and “The Miraculous Year.”
Known for her acclaimed role as Nala in Broadway’s “The Lion King,” Kissy Simmons has also appeared in regional productions of “Sondheim on Sondheim,” on TV shows such as “Smash,” “Hope & Faith,” and “30 Rock,” and was the headline performer at the 2018 Annual Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway Gala.
Naples’ very own Lora Lee Gayer wraps up the Broadway Cabaret Series. Starring on Broadway as the lead role of Linda Mason in “Holiday Inn” and appearing in the Tony-Award winning production of “Follies” and “Doctor Zhivago,” Gayer has appeared in numerous productions on- and off-Broadway. The award-winning performer is also the founder of The Hysterical Womxn’s Society, a nonprofit focused on giving platforms to those fighting for human rights.
“We look forward to gathering safely,” said Coury. “And we hope the touch of Broadway through the Broadway Cabaret Series gives our audiences something to look forward to and the opportunity to smile, laugh, think, and be taken to another world, if only for a few hours.”
As part of Gulfshore Playhouse’s commitment to keeping patrons safe at the theatre, a robust health and safety plan has been developed in accordance with guidelines by the Actors’ Equity Association, CDC, OSHA, City of Naples and Naples Community Hospital. Safety protocols implemented for Gulfshore Playhouse fall include mandatory face masks; socially-distanced seating, with 50 percent capacity; extensive cleaning and disinfecting; air purification; ticket-less entry; digital playbills, and more. For a full listing of safety measures, visit https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/health-and-safety.
Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theater to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. The Playhouse’s work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theater to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in its audiences an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which Gulfshore Playhouse treats its artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community. For more information, visit www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org.