THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY to Play Laurie Beechman Theatre, Sept. 9 & 16
THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY, directed by Ben Cameron, will play a two performance limited engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Downstairs at the West Bank Café (407 W 42nd Street). Performances are on September 9th and 16th at 7:00 pm.
THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY is a celebration of Dame Shirley Bassey's illustrious career. From meager beginnings to a glamorous career spanning more than five decades, Dame Shirley has touched the lives of millions around the globe. You will hear the songs you remember and some you don't, but all tell a part of the story of the Girl from Tiger Bay.
Alan Winner 'has a natural stage presence, and a confidence that suggests the theatre is his home' said Robert Dunnett, in January/February 2007 Opera Now Magazine about a 2006 production of Candide.
Tickets are $15, and there is a $15 food/drink minimum. Tickets are available online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/927183 or by calling 212-695-6909.
Website: www.westbankcafe.com/beechman_theatre.html; www.alanwinner.com
Alan Winner Originally from West Texas, spent six years living in the UK. In Cardiff he trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and performed with the Welsh National Youth Opera in productions of "Candide" (Voltaire/Pangloss) and "The Rake's Progress" (The Auctioneer). While at college he wrote his haunting one-man short "Polly and Sam" which he later performed at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also spent a year singing in the multi-award winning choir Only Men Aloud! under the direction of Tim Rhys Evans. He left the choir to make his way to London where he performed in several original productions including Trevor Nunn's production of "Gone With The Wind" in the West End. His final role in London was the Pirate King in an all-male production of "The Pirates of Penzance" winning the award for Best Off-West End Production from Whatsonstage.com. Upon moving to New York, Alan began collaborating on the original musical "More Than This" with Phil Putnam and Drew Rosene. He became a company member of The Hive Theatre and later performed in their "A Midsummer Night's Dream" both at The Cell and Theater For The New City. He is now their Artistic Director and is working with the rest of the staff to plan their 4th Exposed Reading Series and two New York City Premieres this coming Winter and Spring. www.alanwinner.com
Ben Cameron (Director) Broadway actor has appeared on Broadway in Wicked (original cast), Aida and Footloose (original cast). His touring credits include Sweet Charity (opposite Molly Ringwald), Footloose, Fame-The Musical, State Fair and Tommy. Ben has served on the faculties of NYU's Cap 21 Studio and Wagner College. He has danced for Dre.Dance (Andrew Palermo and Taye Diggs dir.), The Utah Contemporary Dance Theater (now called Odyssy), and on the ESPY awards. He is a sought after performer, writer, director and host in NYC. His show Broadway Sessions runs every Thursday at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. www.broadwaysessions.net