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The Town Hall Presents THE CAPITOL STEPS In Their Only NY Appearance


The Award-Winning Political Musical Comedy Troupe 

FRIDAY, March 23rd AT 8PM 

The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street), Times Square’s landmark theater and concert venue, presents THE CAPITOL STEPS, in their only New York appearance in 2012 on Friday, March 23rd at 8PM. Celebrating 30 years of political musical parody, the evening will include songs from their latest release Desperate Housemembers, and will also take aim at Mitt Romney and all of the primary winners, President Obama, the hardworking folks at TSA and other political “favorites”. 

{module ad_left_body}While THE CAPITOL STEPS are renowned for poking fun at occupants of the White House, no one is safe from their satirical barbs, from Democrats to Republicans, international politicians and even today’s trends and celebrities. THE CAPITOL STEPS are all about timing— political timing, comedic timing, and the timing it takes to write satire that’s right on top of the latest news, scandals, and polls.

Famous for putting the “mock” in democracy, THE CAPITOL STEPS have irreverent charm for both sides of the aisle with their unique brand of political humor set to popular music. Formed in December 1981 by a group of Congressional staffers, the group shows that more often than not, politics are good for a laugh.

THE CAPITOL STEPS received a New York Drama Desk nomination for “outstanding lyrics”, and have twice won the Washington Area Music Association’s “Wammie Award” for outstanding cabaret and musical theatre performance. They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN and can be heard nationally on Public Radio.

THE CAPITOL STEPS are part of The Town Hall’s 2012 spring season, which also includes: Soul of Cuba: Sierra Maestro on April 21st at 8PM, Lea Salonga: The Journey Continueson May 4th at 8PM, Loudon Wainwright III With Some Family and Friends on May 18th at 8PM, An Evening with Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyrouxon Friday, June 1st at 8PM, Jane Krakowski Live at The Town Hall on Friday, June 8th at 8PM and Tango for Lovers Only: The Romulo Larrera Ensemble on Friday, June 22nd at 8pm. 


Tickets are $55, $50 and $45. They are on sale through Ticketmaster, (800) 982 2787,, or The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43 Street) between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824.


The Town Hall was built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes and began as a lecture hall and public forum for debates where America’s Town Meetings on The Air was broadcast live for 25 years. Over the decades, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandberg, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis and most recently, The Dalai Lama and President Obama have graced the stage. Today the hall flourishes as a popular, affordable venue, boasting the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedy and dance, including Billy Joel, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Graham Nash, Liza Minnelli, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones, Andre Watts, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spektor, Bryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Robin Williams, Dawn Upshaw, Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Al Gore, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Mercer, Don Rickles, Jay Leno, Dave Matthews, Vanessa Williams, and Ben Folds. For over a decade, The Town Hall has hosted live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. In its annual show, Broadway Rising Stars, The Town Hall gives recent graduates from the nation’s leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. The Town Hall Educational Outreach Program helps schools build their arts programs and advance student learning through standards-based, collaborative arts residencies. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, The Town Hall has produced the Feature Film Seminar Series and a number of new and critically acclaimed musical series, which include the Spring Series, Broadway By The Year®, The Broadway Cabaret Festival and The Summer Broadway Festival.

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