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Lisa Asher to Perform Valentine's Concert at the Beechman

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will celebrate Valentine's Day on Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 with a special evening that includes a three course dinner (specially prepared by Executive Chef Joe Marcus) and special musical performance, featuring acclaimed vocalist Lisa Asher and her musicians.

The 7:30pm for dinner will followed by the 9pm performance. All-inclusive tickets are $85, which includes dinner, show and all gratuities and taxes. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd St. (9th Ave).

"Lisa Asher's eclectic musical tastes range from Rodgers & Hammerstein (music from their classic, Cinderella) to Cole Porter ('Love For Sale'), and compositions by Michael Smith, Janis Ian, Hoagy Carmichael and Rodgers and Hart ('Where or When?'). She has used her passionate, rich vocals to celebrate Valentine's Day in a special performance for the past three years, an event that has become a sold-out New York tradition. Her ensemble consists of Lou Tucci on bass, Bob Green on fiddle, mandolin and guitar, and musical director Jeff Waxman," state press materials.

Asher has appeared as a featured vocalist and actress in numerous concert and theatrical venues around the country.  Recent theatrical credits include starring in the world premiere of two new musicals – I Married Wyatt Earp at The Bristol Riverside Theater and, Almost Heaven . . . Songs and Stories of John Denver at the Tony Award-Winning Denver Theatre Center Company. She has toured nationally with The Who's Tommy and performed in the Off-Broadway hit, Woody Guthrie's American Song, which received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Musical.  She can be heard on television themes, audio projects for numerous publishing companies and commercial and educational children's products.  Asher is the recipient of a MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs & Cabarets) Award, as well as a Back Stage Bistro for her solo work in cabarets in New York.  "Let the Mystery Be" and "Lisa Asher, Live at the Duplex" are her two CDs. 

Opened in 1978, The West Bank Café was a pioneer of fine dining on West 42nd Street at a time when Hell's Kitchen still lived up to its name. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, opened in the early 1980's, stages plays and hosts events nightly. Among the myriad of performers who have graced the stage of The Beechman: The Who, Broadway's Alison Fraser, Karen Mason and Warren Leight, Lewis Black (the theatre's former Playwright-in-Residence), Howard Stern, Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and many others. The restaurant's regulars have included Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Bruce Willis. Currently, the elegant boite and theatre are favorites of a host of New York's most prominent personalities.

Tickets may be purchased via Smarttix: www.smarttix.com, or 212.868.4444.

 




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