Long Island's Landmark On Main Street Celebrates Musical Legend ERVIN DRAKE's 95th Birthday Tonight
This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: "It Was a Very Good Year," "I Believe," "Tico Tico," "Quando Quando Quando," "Perdito" and "Good Morning, Heartache." 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's "What Makes Sammy Run" (starring Steve Lawrence), which featured songs "A Room Without Windows" and "The Friendliest Thing."
Tonight, April 25 at 8 pm, Producer Sandi Durell, Musical Director Jon Weber, and Host Charles Grodin will lead a tribute to Ervin's illustrious career that will feature a star-studded cast of musical theater and cabaret stars, including: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carole J. Bufford, John Gabriel, Eric Yves Garcia, Anita Gillette, Jeff Harnar, Christine Lavin, Sidney Myer, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, KT Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan, Leslie Uggams, Sal Viviano
This very special event will benefit the Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street, two non-profit arts organizations in the Town of North Hempstead, where Mr. Drake has lived for many years. The Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street are committed to promoting and supporting the arts in our region and helping foster a deep appreciation for the Great American Songbook to ensure it's preservation for generations to come.
For tickets, go to: http://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/event.cfm?id=169
The Landmark On Main Street Box Office and Jeanne Rimsky Theater is located at 232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY, 11050