Cape May Stage Brings Broadway Stars Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller to the Beach
Broadway at the Beach continues at Cape May Stage with PNC Arts Alive presenting the 2018 Broadway series. PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. In its eighth year, PNC Arts Alive challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking in expanding audience participation and engagement.
The final 2018 Broadway Series on Aug. 13 features two multi-award winning Broadway actresses Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller. Although they are often mistaken for each other (despite one being a redhead, and the other blonde and three inches taller), these women are armed with adventures from the Golden Age of Broadway: stories and songs of their glories and disappointments, and adventures in the land of motherhood, friendship and romance.
These vibrant and savvy veterans share over two dozen Broadway productions, both even tackling some of the same parts including the plum role of Sally Bowles in the original Broadway production of “Cabaret.” Anita Gillette received both a MAC and BISTRO Award for her debut cabaret solo show, “After All,” and has continued to work in the cabaret world ever since. She may be best known for her film work, appearing in such films as “Moonstruck,” “Shall We Dance,” “The Guru” and “Bob Robert.” Her theatre credits include “Chapter Two” (Tony nomination), “Cabaret,” “They’re Playing our Song,” “Mr. President,” and “Knickerbocker Holiday” with Burt Lancaster.
Penny Fuller began her Broadway career starring in “Barefoot in the Park,” three Shakespeare-in-the-Park productions, and the musicals “Cabaret,” “Rex” and “Applause” (Tony nomination for “Eve Harrington”). Penny Fuller has extensive television work to her credit, perhaps most memorably in her Emmy-winning performance as Mrs. Kendal in the TV version of “The Elephant Man” (1982), and in another stage-to-TV presentation, the 1984 version of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” in which she played Mae (a.k.a. “Sister Woman”) opposite Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones. In 1992 she played Nancy McKeon's mother, Ruth Benson, in the CBS movie “Baby Snatcher” which is based on a true story.
This dynamic duo will be bringing the house down starting at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13. Tickets are $50, which includes an after party directly following the performance at The Washington Inn. Don’t miss your chance to experience Broadway at the Jersey Shore. Call (609) 770-8311 or visit www.capemaystage.org for more information.