Maxine Linehan to Present Solo Show AN AMERICAN JOURNEY at Terminus Recording Studios, 4/27-5/14
After a sold out performance at Broadway at Birdland, actress/singer Maxine Linehan will next present a limited run of her solo show An American Journey, at Terminus Recording Studios in Time's Square. This world-class studio, where music royalty including Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Legend, Andre Previn and Liza Minnelli have all recorded, will be converted into a unique pop-up cabaret performance space, especially for this event.
The theatrical concert was conceived for Maxine and is being directed by Scott Siegel (creator/writer/host of The Town Hall's Broadway by the Year series), with musical direction by the award-winning Tracy Stark and décor by Christopher Studley.
The Irish born Ms. Linehan, serves up a story that is both achingly personal and extraordinarily universal. In this one-hour performance, using a diverse catalogue of music that includes show tunes, country, and pop, she tells the story of leaving Ireland over a decade ago for a life in America. Maxine taps into the shared experiences of generations of immigrants and those recent arrivals, who come to this country with big dreams and high hopes.
Maxine made her professional debut with The Irish Operatic Repertory Company at age 17. Notable roles throughout the years have included: Polly in Crazy for You, Nancy in Oliver, Maria in The Sound of Music, Emma in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On A Sunday, Laura in the American premiere of the award winning Irish play The Mushroom Pickers and The Lead Nurse in the first national touring company of Lincoln Centre's TONY award winning South Pacific. Most recently Maxine produced and starred in the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway production of Brontë A Portrait of Charlotte, which ran for 7 months. In 2009 she created and performed a nightclub act as a tribute to Petula Clark, which later led to an independent studio album.
An American Journey will run April 27-May 14 with performances Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:00pm. The all inclusive ticket price of $30 includes admission and beverages. Tickets are available through Ovationtix. Terminus Recording Studios is located at, Penthouse Suite, 723 Seventh Avenue (Bet. 48th & 49th St.).
Photo Credit: Maxine Linehan