BWW Interview: Diana Ross Talks Upcoming NYC Five Concerts

BWW Interview: Diana Ross Talks Upcoming NYC Five ConcertsThe legendary Diana Ross will perform a rare five-night engagement (Monday, April 24th, Tuesday, April 25th, Wednesday, April 26th, and just added due to popular demand - Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th) at the New York City Center - 131 West 55th Street. The five-night engagement will give fans the opportunity to experience a rare retrospective of her entire career and add to Ms. Ross' reputation for delivering iconic performances in New York City - her one-woman show on Broadway in 1976, Central Park in 1983 and more recent sold out concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Theatre at Madison Square Garden and opening night of the Kings Theatre.

One of the greatest entertainers of all time, Ross will perform songs from her vast and historic music catalogue. Her timeless hits include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Upside Down," "I'm Coming Out," "Stop! In The Name of Love," "Where Did Our Love Go," "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Endless Love."

In an exclusive interview with BWW, Diana Ross discussed what she loves most about performing for her fans. "What I receive each night that I perform is the joy of being able to do what I am very passionate about," the singer told BWW. "It feels as if it's my purpose. I really have such great time with all this, especially when I am in a place of fun and good vibrations." She continues, "I think the audience also feels the same. I know when people come out to see a show, they have their own personal and special memories of the songs and the music. They come to have a great time and that is my intention."

Asked if she has a favorite song in her repertoire, the Grammy winner confessed her fondness for "I'm Coming Out", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Endless Love" and "It's My Turn," but added, "Of course, the Supreme songs and those memories, the jazz songs and "Lady Sings The Blues" and the fun songs from my disco era. I've worked with such incredible songwriters that wrote timeless classics. I really do have so many memories and so many favorites from different eras, I can't just pick one."

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