The Cast of Legs Diamond Reunites

Event Details


The musical Legs Diamond told the story of a true-life gangster, Jack "Legs" Diamond, who always wanted to be on Broadway. Peter Allen’s Tony-nominated 1988 Broadway musical, written by Charles Suppon and Harvey Fierstein, only lasted for 64 performances, but it has since developed a huge cult following. It received several Tony Award nominations, and Willa Kim was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her fantastic costume design.

Broadway World's Richard Ridge moderates an evening at the Library for the Performing Arts, including members of the original cast of Legs Diamond in the first-ever reunion of its kind for the show. Broadway favorites, Tony-nominated Christine Andreas, Brenda Braxton, and Bob Stillman along with original cast members Randall Edwards, Ruth Gottschall, Wendy Waring, Deanna Dys, Mary Rotella, and newcomers Vanessa Wendt, Sam Given, Liv Kurtz, and Clint Hromsco perform a range of numbers from the musical—including some that were even cut—and regale us with never-before-heard stories from behind the scenes.

The show will be directed by award-winning director and original cast member Jonathan S. Cerullo. Lexi Holder joins us as stage manager, with music direction from Saul Nache, and Associate Producer, and original cast member, Carol Ann Baxter.


SEATING POLICY | Programs are free and open to all, but registration is requested. Check-in line forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. Five minutes before the advertised start time, all seats are released, regardless of registration, to our patrons in the stand-by line. If you arrive after the program starts, you will be seated at the discretion of our front-of-house staff.

STANDBY LINE | If registration is sold out or has ended, do not fret! We welcome you to come to the Library regardless of registration status and wait in our standby line, which forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Five minutes before the program starts, all remaining seats are released. While this is not guaranteed, we will do our best to get you into any of our programs.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING AND ASL | ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

BRUNO WALTER POLICY | Please note that any unoccupied seat will be released five minutes before the show begins and holding seats for anyone beyond that is prohibited. There is no food or drink allowed inside the venue.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING | Programs may be photographed and recorded by and at the discretion of the Library for the Performing Arts and will post signs indicating as such. If you would prefer your image not be captured, please let us know and we can seat you accordingly. Attending any program indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any and all purposes of the New York Public Library.

PRESS | Please send all press inquiries to Alex Teplitzky at Please note that all recording, including professional video recordings, are prohibited without expressed consent from the Library.