Real-Life Broadway Couples Celebrate Love At The Queens Theatre
Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, will be presented for a limited two-performance run on February 17 at 8 pm and February 18 at 3 pm. Audiences will be treated to a romantic night with a musical score from across the spectrum of Broadway, pop, the American Songbook, and country music. Both performances will include personal stories from the cast and a lively question and answer session with the audience.
Notably, the talented cast is entirely composed of real-life Broadway couples: Tony Nominee Erin Dilly (A Christmas Story; NiceWork If You Can Get It; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and Stephen Buntrock (Evita; A Little Night Music; Grease), Kyle Dean Massey ("Nashville"; Pippin; Next to Normal; Wicked) and Taylor Frey (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Finian's Rainbow), and Alysha Umphress (On the Town; Bring It On; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and Cody Williams (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; On the Town; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella). The concert is produced and will be hosted by Stephen DeAngelis with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz.
"We are looking forward to having this stellar cast perform at Queens Theatre," said Executive Director Taryn Sacramone, Queens The atre. "There is something extra magical about the fact that these talented performers are couples in real life. It'll be a great date night for theater lovers. This show is our valentine to our audiences."
Added Stephen DeAngelis: "I am thrilled to be producing my first concert at Queens Theatre. I am especially excited to bring this combination of extremely talented and unique Broadway performers to share their talents and stories to create special memories for this audience."
Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Tickets from $20 can be purchased by visiting QueensTheatre.org or by calling 718-760-0064. Free parking and a free shuttle bus will be provided from Mets - Willets Point subway stop on the 7 train beginning one hour before showtime.
Queens Theatre is a vibrant independent performing arts venue in Queens. Its mission is to provide high quality, diverse performances and programs that are accessible to the borough's 2.2 million residents. Having begun as the Theaterama, one of three structures designed by renowned modernist architect Phillip Johnson to comprise the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, the building was converted to a live entertainment venue and in 1993 officially opened as the Queens Theatre. Today, it is a vibrant performing arts center with three performance spaces: a 472-seat mainstage theatre, a 99-seat Studio Theatre and an intimate cabaret space. The theatre is committed to presenting and producing world-class theater, dance, and special events as well as unique education programs on site, in schools and senior centers, and at branches of the Queens Library. Support for their 2017-18 Season, including Broadway Valentine, is provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Con Edison, Delta Airlines, Bank of America and the Howard Gilman Foundation.