Glory Crampton and More Among Center Productions, Inc. Roster of Artists for 2013-14 Booking Season
Center Productions, Inc., has announced its roster of artists for the 2013-14 Booking Season. Center Productions, Inc. was founded in 2006 and has quickly proved to be one of the most respected booking agencies in the performing arts industry. Center Productions prides itself on its extraordinary artists and exceptional customer service.
The Artist Roster:
Famed Big Band vocalist of the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and the Nelson Riddle Orchestras. Bryan was also in Broadway’s Our Sinatra celebrating the music of the legendary Frank Sinatra. Bryan’s four shows celebrate the splendor and majesty of music that has withstood the tests of time.
NIGHT AND DAY: The Songs and Stories of Cole Porter
CELEBRATING SINATRA: His Life in Music
THE GREAT GENTLEMEN OF SONGTHE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK IN CONCERT
Broadway leading lady Glory Crampton is a musical-theater veteran with an exquisite soprano voice who is best known for her critically acclaimed roles in productions of The Fantasticks, Phantom, Nine, Camelot, My Fair Lady, and Carousel. Glory is also an accomplished soprano solo artist whose many credits also include starring opposite legendary tenor Jose Carreras at a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Franc is best known for his role as the "Phantom" (Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera). With over 2,300 performances, he held the title “World’s Longest Running Phantom” for nearly a decade. Franc is also known for his role as “Anthony Corleone” in the Academy Award nominated film The Godfather III. Franc sang the Academy Award winning theme song from the film trilogy and his performance has garnered over one million hits on Youtube.
Other credits include three Emmy nominated television shows, two Grammy considerations
(Best Male Vocalist 1999 & Traditional Pop Vocal Album 2005) and a National Theatre Award nomination for stage work in Barry Manilow’s Copacabana.
Franc’s performance so impressed the late Luciano Pavarotti that it led to an invitation - which was quickly accepted - for him to study with the legendary tenor, for the summer, at his home in Italy.
Franc currently tours extensively - throughout the United States, Europe and South America - with his critically acclaimed one man shows:
FRANC D’AMBROSIO’S BROADWAY - Songs of The Great White Way
FRANC D’AMBROSIO’S HOLLYWOOD - Songs of The Silver Screen
I’LL BE SEEIN’ YOUZ... A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of World War II
CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK
Known across the nation as “America’s Favorite Patsy Cline,” and authorized by the Patsy Cline Estate to portray the legendary singer, Katie Deal once again brings to life the songs of Patsy Cline like you’ve never seen before! Join her under the blue moon for a night of sweet dreams that will remind you why you’re still crazy about Patsy Cline. From her greatest hits to some of her lesser known gems, this musical tribute guarantees a night you won’t soon forget. So sit back, close your eyes, and fall to pieces as you’re taken back to a time when America was young, music was great, and there was always Patsy Cline.
KATIE DEAL IN TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER: A Tribute to Patsy Cline
Star of eight Broadway shows, Alix Korey is considered a true veteran in the field, best known for her portrayals of "Matron Mama Morton" in Chicago and "Mayor Matilda Hyde" in All Shook Up.
An evening celebrating the career of Ethel Merman, from her early years as a Tin Pan Alley songstress through her years as a Broadway legend. Songs will range from the familiar material from Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, Anything Goes to lesser known gems from Stars in their Eyes and Happy Hunting and some early films. Also included are funny and touching stories about Merman and quotes from the legend herself. We even include our audiences in one number (everybody sings!). It'll be a blast.
World renown Pianist Bruce Levingston is one of today's most sought after figures in music. His solo Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center world premiere performances have won notable critical acclaim. Noted for his innovative and thoughtful programming, His repertoire spans from the Baroque works of Bach and Scarlatti to the Classical and Romantic masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms to the most avant-garde works of today. His programs often feature and highlight many of the twentieth century's most influential composers.
Two-time award-winning Comedy Magician of the Year CHIPPER LOWELL has spent the last 20 years presenting his unique brand of infectiously amusing mayhem. He has been described as an “artistic cyclone of talent & comedy”. CHIPPER is a true eclectic fireball of a performer. He is equally adept at unusual stunts, bizarre magic, dangerous juggling, razor-sharp adlibs, and rapid fire, original stand-up comedy.
THE CHIPPER EXPERIENCE- Where Comedy & Magic Collide!
BLiNK-Award-Winning Comedy, Magic & Illusion!
Those who know the beloved comic actor Bronson Pinchot from his Emmy nominated hit TV show Perfect Strangers and such films as Beverly Hills Cop, First Wives Club, Risky Business, True Romance and Courage under Fire may not know that he is a fascinating story teller and one of the great wits of our time. Bronson takes you through his life and experiences, both personal and professional: from a fatherless childhood of poverty to Yale University to his career in television, stage and film. His passion for art, design and the use of salvage to bring nineteenth century buildings back to their former glory and beyond as demonstrated in his current television show, The Bronson Pinchot Project on the DIY and HGTV networks.
This pre-Broadway one man show is hilarious, sometimes poignant, yet always mesmerizing.
Tyley Ross, the Grammy-nominated lead singer of the East Village Opera Company and award-winning Broadway star of Miss Saigon, Tommy and West Side Story, makes his highly anticipated return to the stage with two shows offering yet another modern twist on the classic opera aria.
Whether it’s the full symphonic force of the electronic trio or a dramatic evening with solo piano, Tyley's program is guaranteed to thrill and move audiences of all ages.
ARIA ELECTRONICAARIA NON-ELECTRONICA
Broadway Star, Jeri Sager is best known for her role as "Grizabella" in Cats and "Fantine" in
Les Miserables. Jeri made her Broadway debut as “Fruma-Sarah”, in the Tony Award winning, 25th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof (Starring Topel in the lead role). Jeri captivates audiences her glorious voice, funny and insightful banter and colorful stage presence. She can bring audiences from tears to cheers with her vast range, to the delight of her many fans around the world.
BROADWAY BY JERISWING IT LIKE SAMMYA VERI JERI CHRISTMAS
TOGETHER AGAIN…For the First Time Starring Jeri Sager and Franc D’Ambrosio
Pictured: Glory Crampton. Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi.