Justin Guarini and Leslie Uggams Set for Bucks County Playhouse Tonight
Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series, kicking off with the World Premiere of Justin Guarini LOVESICK, a new show from Justin Guarini and directed by Gordon Greenberg.
LOVESICK is Guarani's tribute to all the crazy places love has taken him - from a Catholic School closet in Doylestown, PA to American Idol in Hollywood and ultimately, to Broadway and back home to Bucks County. With a nine-piece band and music from Burt Bacharach to Beck to Ben Folds, LOVESICK promises to be an evening of raucous and revealing storytelling.
Justin Guarini LOVESICK debuts over two performances Valentine's Day Weekend as part of Bucks County Playhouse's new winter concert series. Performances: Tonight Friday, February 14 at 8pm and tomorrow, February 15 at 8pm.
Making her debut at the Bucks County Playhouse is Tony and Emmy Award-winning Leslie Uggams, whose career has spanned Broadway, Hollywood and concert stages around the world. From the age of six, when she opened for artists from Louis Armstrong to Ella Fitzgerald at the famed Apollo Theatre, to her star-making appearances on "Sing along with Mitch" and "Roots", to scores of Broadway appearances (Hallelujah Baby, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond and Anything Goes), Ms. Uggams has captivated audiences with her vocal virtuosity. In AN EVENING WITH Leslie Uggams directed by Michael Bush, Leslie will perform a variety of her classic, signature songs all in one evening audiences won't forget. One performance only: Saturday, February 22nd at 8pm.
For full details, and to purchase tickets, visit bcptheater.org or call 215-862-2121.
The Bucks County Playhouse, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is committed to providing the finest in theatrical entertainment for visitors and residents of New Hope and the Bucks County area. The mission of the Bucks County Playhouse is to present first class professional entertainment and regain The Playhouse's historic place in the national theatrical landscape; and to stimulate, support, inspire and celebrate the performing arts in New Hope and Bucks County via our involvement with community programs, partnerships and arts education.
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a gristmill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country's most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who's who of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Matthau, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Mike Nichols, Liza Minnelli and Audra McDonald and remained in continuous operation until December 2010.