The Rehearsal Club, a legendary rooming house for aspiring actresses, will host its annual Rising Star event at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.) on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $50 (TRC members $40). Rising Star Event and Tribute to Carol Burnett | Symphony space
Selected talented women will compete in the competition at the Leonard Nimoy Theater, hosted by former TRC Diane J. Findlay and judged by a panel of acclaimed talent/agents: Michael Cassara, Cynthia Darlow, Helen Galik, Jen Halpern and Sue Winik.
This year’s Rising Star nominees are Julia Adams, Hannah Breshears, Shawnee Fierros Casas Richberger, Miranda Jones, Abiagael Mangum, Megan McCarthy, and Lenny Terceros. Former TRC artists are Judith Curcio, Diane J. Findlay, Andrea Frierson, Francine Mancini and Cameron Taylor.
The evening is directed by Francine Mancini, choreographed by Pat Cody under the musical direction of Tom Spahn.
Four decades after the original residence closed in 1979, TRC has reopened its haven for deserving female talent at the Webster Apartments on West 34th Street. The revived residency program, designed and run by former volunteers, offers affordable room and board, as well as mentorships, workshops and networking opportunities.
The Rehearsal Club’s mission to preserve its legacy and support young women trying to forge a career in the performing arts continues with vigor. Alumni include Carol Burnett, Blythe Danner, Kim Cattrall, Sandy Duncan, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Darlow and Cynthia Gregory. The play “Stage Door” by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman is based on life at the Rehearsal Club.
To purchase tickets, please call the Symphony Space box office between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at (212) 864-5400. Symphonic Space, Leonard Nimoy Theatre, Broadway at 95th Street.