Norm Lewis, Linda Eder & More Set for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2014-15 Cabaret Series
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the third season for the 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series. Enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase performers Linda Eder, Brian D'Arcy James, Norm Lewis, Ann Hampton Callaway & Broadway Showstoppers.
TRUST Cabaret Series performances begin at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. For subscription information call (412) 456-1390. Groups of 10+ call (412) 471-6930. Accessible services are available. Table seating for single tickets: $60; Theater seating single tickets: $50. Full tables are also available.
For information, call (412) 456-6666, visit TrustArts.org/Cabaret Series.
Additionally, food and beverages are available for purchase. Enjoy fabulous entertainment, a great menu, delicious desserts, coffee and a full bar.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gratefully acknowledges the Benter Foundation and Richard E. Rauh for their generous support of the Trust Cabaret series, which is arranged in cooperation with rj productions.
October 6th, 2014
Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character "Lucy" in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, Ms. Eder blew the roof off of the theater each night - for which she was awarded a Drama Desk nomination. Most recently, Linda crowned her two-decade recording career with a new holiday album, "Christmas Where You Are." This wonderful assortment of holiday music includes traditional delights as well as a duet with her son, Jake, and two originals songs. Her appearances on the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike. Ms. Eder has recorded 14 solo albums which highlight her abundant vocal gifts as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs while making them her own. She has performed for sold-out crowds around the world. Her concerts have been televised on Bravo and PBS.
BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES
November 10th, 2014
Brian d'Arcy James is an award winning theater, film and television actor as well as a recording artist. He is a two- time Tony nominee, and a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle and Obie winner for his varied and extensive work in the theater on and off Broadway. TV and film audiences will recognize Brian from NBC's Smash, feature film Admission, and HBO's Emmy-winning Game Change. Brian started his illustrious career on Broadway when he appeared in Blood Brothers in 1993. Other Broadway credits include Carousel, Titanic, Shrek The Musical, and originating the role of Dan Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. Highlights as a concert performer and recording artist include: performing for President Clinton at the "Kennedy Center Honors" as well as his 2010 White House performance for President Obama and the First Family for PBS's Broadway at the White House, his 2004 debut solo album and many Broadway cast recordings.
March 16th, 2015
In the fall of 2014, Norm Lewis will make history as the first African American 'Phantom' in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. He can currently be seen on ABC's Scandal. Norm received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, LES MISERABLES, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, and The Who's Tommy. In London's West End, he appeared in LES MISERABLES and LES MISERABLES: The 25th Anniversary Concert, which aired on PBS. Off-Broadway, Mr. Lewis has appeared in The Tempest, Dessa Rose, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Captains Courageous, and A New Brain, as well as Ragtime with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall. His regional credits include Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Dreamgirls, First You Dream, Sweeney Todd, and The Fantasticks. Film and television credits include Winter's Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences, Preaching to the Choir, Mystery Woman, All My Children, As the World Turns, Cosby, and Strong Medicine. www.normlewis.com
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY
April 13th, 2015
Ann Hampton Callaway is a singer, pianist, composer, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer and the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter. She also wrote songs with Barbara Streisand, Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Barbara Carroll and more. Ms. Callaway has sung with more than thirty of the world's top orchestras and big bands, has performed for President Clinton, and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Her live performances showcase warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. Her performance at the Cabaret at Theater Square will feature songs from her new record, The Sarah Vaughan Project: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, such as "Misty," "Send in the Clowns," and "Like Someone in Love."
May 4th, 2015
Join an all-star Broadway cast, including CMU alumnus and Broadway performer Telly Leung and Wicked's Mandy Gonzalez, as they perform some of the greatest hits from The Great White Way in "Broadway Showstoppers." The evening features some of Broadway's most talented stars singing songs on their repertoire from the shows in which they have performed. Past performers of "Broadway Showstoppers" include Telly Leung performing songs from his roles in Godspell, Wicked, and Flower Drum Song; Mandy Gonzalez performing her songs from In The Heights, Wicked and Dance of The Vampires; and Robert Creighton from Anything Goes, Edwin Drood and Little Me. Stephen DeAngelis, New York Casting Agent and the show's Director, hosts the evening, offering inside stories from the cast. It's a unique evening of some of the biggest Broadway hit songs and stars, all performed in the Cabaret at Theater Square in one night. Full Cast of Broadway Stars TBA. Produced by Rich Aronstein for rj productions