Stacy Sullivan's A NIGHT AT THE TROUBADOUR Comes to the Metropolitan Room This Month
The Metropolitan Room presents Stacy Sullivan's A Night at the Troubadour -Presenting Elton John and David Ackles, which explores one night in the life of the late David Ackles, a singer-songwriter who recorded four highly regarded albums between 1968 and 1973. Along the way, he gathered a group of ardent fans including Phil Collins, Elvis Costello and Elton John, for whom Ackles opened at the Troubadour in a twist of fate on August 25, 1970.
John was supposed to open for Ackles, but the producers switched the bill at the last moment, and the evening changed the trajectory of two careers. Elton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, who produced the late Ackles' wildly, critically lauded recording, "American Gothic," has posted the New York Times review of Stacy Sullivan's show on the home page of his website. You can read it here: An Act of Remembrance