GLEE's Brad Ellis to Headline AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY in Studio City, 6/23
Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's , The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group welcomes a whole new cast of stars from Broadway, television and radio for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. With musical direction by Glee's Brad Ellis on Monday June 23rd, 2014 at Upstairs at Vitello's (4349 Tujunga Avenue) in Studio City, the evening will feature songs from classic Broadway shows -- CAROUSEL, CABARET, THE SECRET GARDEN, COMPANY, RAGTIME and more.
Scheduled to perform are Ruth Williamson (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, THE MUSIC MAN, GUYS AND DOLLS), Ashely Fox Linton (WICKED, LES MISERABLES), Stephen Kramer Glickman (SHREK), Dan Callaway (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SPAMALOT), and Terron Brooks (THE LION KING, HAIRSPRAY), Louise Marie Cornillez (West Side Story, Miss Saigon), and Susan Edwards Martin (Torch Song Trilogy, The Magic Show).Louise Marie Cornillez (West Side Story, Miss Saigon) and Susan Edwards Martin (Torch Song Trilogy, The Magic Show)Louise Marie Cornillez (West Side Story, Miss Saigon) and Susan Edwards Martin (Torch Song Trilogy, The Magic Show).
The evening will be hosted by Ben Viele and Alexander Rodriguez, the hosts of Universal Broadcasting Network's hit radio show "Happy Hour".
An Evening of Classic Broadway marks Fraser Entertainment Group's return to Upstairs at Vitello's. Other shows produced by Fraser Entertainment Group include Starr Quality, Actors Fund Benefit and Tribute to Rick Starr and Gifts of Love: the Words and Music of Stephen Schwartz, both at the Catalina Jazz Club.
BRAD ELLIS, Musical Director - Long regarded as one of the most respected and sought after composers, arrangers, and musical directors in the Broadway community, Brad Ellis is currently enjoying a newfound fame as the on-camera pianist on the hit television series Glee. Lately, he has been traveling the world as Musical Director for Matthew Morrison's solo show.
In addition to his continuing role on Glee, Mr. Ellis can be seen coaching in the "Special Features" of the DVD Release of Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast. Long before Glee, Mr. Ellis was renowned for his clever and instantly recognizable arrangements for such shows as Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood, Whoop-Dee-Doo, and the Christmas edition of Forever Plaid known as Plaid Tidings. He has arranged and orchestrated for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Philadelphia Symphony and the CD "Unexpected Dreams - Songs from The Stars" featuring members of the LA Phil to benefit Music Cares which supports music programs in the LA schools. In concert, and on CD, Mr. Ellis has worked with Billy Joel, Angela Lansbury, Kristin Chenoweth, Scarlett Johansson, Patti LuPone, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ariana Grande, and Jeremy Irons to name but a few.
Doors open at 7PM, show begins at 8PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance via www.ticketweb.com. Upstairs at Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club is located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, Calif.. Call 818.769.0905 for more information.