Carol Woods Debuts FROM BLUES TO BROADWAY at 54 Below, 10/15
On Monday, October 15, 2012, Olivier Award nominee and celebrated star of Broadway's smash hit musical Chicago Carol Woods will debut her newest solo concert act, "From Blues to Broadway," at 54 Below.
Featuring musical direction by Sheldon Becton, Ms. Woods' one-night-only concert event begins at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20-$30 each, plus a $25 food/drink minimum, and are now available by visiting www.54below.com or by calling TicketWeb.com at 866-468-7619.
At the 2008 Grammy Awards, Carol Woodsreceived a standing ovation for her gripping and unforgettable performance of the Beatles' "Let It Be," which she performed that year in Julie Taymor's acclaimed film Across the Universe.
"From Blues to Broadway" marks Ms. Woods' triumphant return to the New York cabaret stage with an eclectic evening of music that will satisfy every mood swing.
In addition to her oft-reprised role as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Tony Award winning revival of Chicago, Woods' other Broadway credits include One Mo' Time, the 2001 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, Smokey Joe's Café, the Tommy Tune-directed Stepping Out, Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, Grind, Big River and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
As a founding member of Tony Randall's National Actor's Theatre, Ms. Woods appeared in their first two productions -- The Crucible and A Little Hotel on the Side.
Off-Broadway, she starred in One Mo' Time, Taking My Turn and First Lady Suite at The Public Theater.
Woods has toured the United States with the First National Companies of The Full Monty and Chicago. Her other credits include The Williamstown Theatre Festival revival of Hot L Baltimore, directed by Joe Mantello, and An Evening with Carol Woods, which marked her solo Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall.
Internationally, Carol has had command performances for England's Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew, starred in the London production of One Mo' Time and performed the title role in August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Royal National Theatre.
She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her outstanding performance in the West End production of Blues in the Night.
Ms. Woods' film and television career includes Across the Universe, Paramount Pictures' The Honeymooners, Steam opposite Ruby Dee, Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, Eddie Murphy's Raw, Night and the City, Stepping Out (opposite Liza Minnelli) and Copland.
Her television credits include guest appearances on "The Practice," "Third Watch," "Law & Order" and as a series regular on "The Parent Hood."