Amanda McBroom and George Ball to Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below, 10/8 & 14
Golden Globe winner, Amanda McBroom - the international nightclub and theater performer and composer of the hit song "The Rose," joins with her husband -- multi-award winning theater actor George Ball -- to present the New York debut of their show, SOME ENCHANTED EVENING -- An Evening of Love Songs for Grownups, at 54 Below. Shows are October 8th at 7pm and October 14th at 7:30pm. Visit: 54Below.com for reservations or call 646.476.3551.
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING takes a very, deep unflinching dive into love, marriage and commitment (they've been at it for over four decades) with humor and feeling through songs by such illustrious songwriters as Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim, and of course, McBroom herself. The show recently played at Crazy Coqs in London, where it received a rare five stars from Clive Davis of The Times.
The couple fell in love while performing in a production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and then starred in the original off-Broadway production. They have appeared together in Sweeney Todd and other shows in New York, Los Angeles, regionally and internationally. Ball starred in the Broadway production of Brel.
McBroom wrote "The Rose" in 1977, and her husband declared, "Mark my words, you've just written a standard and something's going to happen with that song." A year later or so, Michele Brourman submitted it to the producers of a "new film coming out" which was looking for a title song. After a few rejections by the producers, the music supervisor sent it to Bette Midler who loved it, and the rest is history. McBroom is lauded for her talent for writing exceptional songs that are witty and profound and flush with feelings. Leanne Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills and The Manhattan Transfer have recorded her music, among others. She has become a sought after concert artist. Amanda McBroom's website: www.amcbroom.com.
Ball is a much-lauded actor and the recipient of two Robbie Awards, an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards, the Dramalogue Award, and a Rep Award. He has played coveted leading roles in New York, on the West Coast and regionally, and was a regular on David Letterman for years playing the president of CBS in sketches with the host. Ball has just released his debut solo CD, THINK OF ME (Gecko/LML), a collection of theater songs, Americana-tinged heartbreakers and story songs. His bold baritone, often compared to the late John Raitt, is showcased in a more contemporary style on THINK OF ME (with music by Bruce Springsteen, Mike Reid and Jacques Brel, among others). The arrangements are by Michele Brourman and Stephan Oberhoff.
Amanda McBroom and George Ball
Some Enchanted Evening: an evening of love songs for grownups
Oct. 8th at 7pm
Oct. 14th at 7:30pm
Address: 254 West 54th Street, cellar
Ticket Range: $30 to $55 plus a $25 food and beverage minimum