Tony Winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY to Perform at NYC's Back To The Eighties Show, 5/17
JENNIFER HOLLIDAY-the original Dreamgirl-is scheduled to make a special appearance with the Back To The Eighties Show at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC. On Saturday, May 17th, Ms. Holliday will join the fun live on stage with Jessie's Girl-the world's ultimate 80's tribute band-as she performs her signature ballad, "And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going," in addition to several other classic 80's hits alongside the band.
JENNIFER HOLLIDAY is best known for originating the role of Effie White in the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls. This ground-breaking and heart wrenching role earned her the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, a Grammy Award for her recorded version of the song, as well as several Drama Desk and Theater World awards. Ms. Holliday has proved herself resilient over the course of her career and credits her faith for helping battle clinical depression, multiple sclerosis and weight issues. After an absence from the spotlight, Ms. Holliday had resurgence in her career, including a dazzling duet on "American Idol" in 2012 with Finalist, Jessica Sanchez. In January 2014, she released her first, and much-anticipated, full-length album of brand new material in 22 years entitled, "The Song is You."
For over five years, Jessie's Girl has played to packed houses every weekend in what has been dubbed as, "one of the best things to do in New York on a Saturday night" (Time Out New York). This electrifying "Eighties" ensemble has also welcomed an array of 1980's original artists to help celebrate this musically unforgettable decade including: MC Hammer, Bret Michaels, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and Colin Hay of Men at Work, just to name a few. The band was even tapped to perform at the surprise birthday celebration for Neil Patrick Harris and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx's private Halloween party. Jessie's Girl is extremely thrilled to share the stage with JENNIFER HOLLIDAY next month.