Buonopane, Green & Robbins Join Lineup for John Bucchino Concert, 3/30


Tony-nominated actor Brian Lane Green (Starmites) joins the lineup of Broadway talent performing in the March 30th concert with John Bucchino.  In addition to Lane is Broadway funnyman Todd Buonopane (…Spelling Bee) and renowned singer/songwriter Lindy Robbins. They will joined previously announced performers Milena Govich (Cabaret, “Law & Order), Olivier and Ovation Award-winner Lesli Margherita, Deborah S. Craig (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, “Hart of Dixie”), Cortes Alexander (Liza at The Palace), Victoria Strong, Julie Garnye and more. An Intimate Evening with John Bucchino & Friends will take place March 30th in The Coterie’s home at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.

Mr. Bucchino will also be offering a master class on March 28th at Hollywood’s M Bar.

John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein), and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn), artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, London’s O2 Arena and The White House.

Among his honors are two Drama Desk nominations, The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award.

He has written scores for the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, Broadway’s A CATERED AFFAIR (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and lyrics for the children’s musical SIMEON’s GIFT (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser). Some recordings of his work are: GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF John Bucchino (with companion songbook), SOLITUDE LESSONS (another collection of original songs), ON Richard Rodgers’ PIANO (solo piano interpretations of Rodgers songs on the composer’s own Steinway, voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly), and the PS Classics releases of the cast albums of IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and A CATERED AFFAIR. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John’s song, called “Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks” which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.

For more information, please visit www.johnbucchino.com

A Master Class with Composer John Bucchino will take place Wednesday, March 28th from 7-10pm at M Bar (1253 Vine St.). Cost is $80 to participate, $20 to audit. For more information or to register, call (310) 717-0325.

An Intimate Evening with John Bucchino & Friends will take place March 30th, 2012 at 8:30pm in The Coterie at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa (1755 N. Highland Ave.). The venue is located on the mezzanine level inside “Twist” Restaurant. Doors will open at 7:30pm for dinner. Tickets are $10-20 and may be purchased in advance at www.thecoteriela.com. Tickets (cash or credit) may be available at the door 1 hour prior to showtime (additional door charge will apply). Standing room only (SRO) is also available at the bar in advance for $10 ($15 at the door). While enjoying the music, guests are encouraged to try the delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, and handcrafted signature cocktails. A $20 food/drink minimum per person will apply for all dining room seats. There is a 1 drink minimum for those standing at the bar. For more information or special seating requests, please call (530) 4-COTERIE.

Created by Executive Producers Amber Cassell and Julie Garnye, The Coterie is Hollywood's hottest supper club. Housed in the beautiful Renaissance Hollyood Hotel & Spa, on any given night, audiences can expect to see performances from the best musical talent from Broadway, Film, TV, and the Indie Music scene.

Guests are invited to enjoy appetizers and cocktails in the lounge area, then experience innovative culinary creations in our dazzling main dining area. Our California-eclectic menu was designed with sharing in mind, so guests can sample as many flavors of this exciting cuisine as they like.

For more information about The Coterie’s upcoming events, please visit their official website at www.thecoteriela.com. You can also follow them on Twitter @TheCoterieLA or Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecoteriela.

The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, located at Hollywood & Highland Center, a shopping and entertainment mecca and home to the Academy Awards® ceremonies, offers 632 distinctive guest rooms, 33 suites, and the unforgettable 3,500 square foot Panorama Suite. The property is well known as being a favorite of major production companies and business travelers alike. The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa embodies modern luxury accented by classic Hollywood charm, featuring the distinctive restaurant Twist, an outdoor pool overlooking the Hollywood Sign, world-class fitness center, catering by Wolfgang Puck, the new Spa Luce, and outstanding service savvy travelers have come to expect from the Renaissance brand name. Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, 1755 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028, (323) 856-1200, www.renaissancehollywood.com. Follow the hotel on Facebook at facebook.com/renaissancehollywood or on Twitter @RenHollywood.