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Melissa Errico to 'Sing The Silence' at Joes' Pub in November

On November 18th and 19th at 7pm in New York City, Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will return to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) in "Sing The Silence," an entirely new, autobiographical cabaret show co-written with Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker) about how one singer's descent into 100 days of silence -- total silence -- compelled her towards an inventory of a lifetime's experience, on and off the stage. The show will include songs by women songwriters such as Georgia Stitt, Marcy Heisler, Jonathan Brooke, Susan Werner, Patricia Barber, Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and Dorothy Parker, as well as the title song written for Errico by Gopnik and Scott Frankel; and the New York debut of music by Jeanine Tesori. There is also a sprinkling of the classic American songbook by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Sondheim & Mary Rodgers.

A night about women, secrets, and songs, "Sing The Silence" promises to be Errico's most personal and soulful performance, a mediation on the role that silence, imposed and chosen, plays in the lives of girls and women. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at www.PublicTheater.org or by phone at 212-539-8778.

In January 2016, Errico will also be seen as the character 'June' on Showtime's highly-anticipated new drama Billions starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

And this week on October 30, the CD "Melissa Errico: What About Today? - Live at 54 BELOW" will be officially released and available on iTunes, Amazon and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.

This 15-song collection includes 11 tracks Melissa has never recorded before including the strong title track by David Shire and an alluring dash of Bacharach ("The April Fools") to accent her fluent performances of a pair of Michel Legrand classics. Time-traveling back to her 1993 starring role as Broadway's Eliza Doolittle, fans finally get a recorded version of "Show Me" from Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady along with her favorite song from Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, The Musical, which was also never recorded. There is a generous sprinkling of Sondheim that is guaranteed to satisfy his legion of fans as well as Errico's devotees: a comedic & vocal tour de force with "Getting Married Today," a sweetly jazzy "Small World" & a bewitching rendition of "No More" from Into The Woods which, in Errico's soulful and philosophical voice becomes a life lesson of its own. Errico also takes the roof off the nightclub with "Meadowlark," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" (her tribute to Eydie Gormé) and some unexpected disco!

This album is the latest in the "Live at 54 BELOW" series that started in 2012 with albums by Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Christiane Noll, Andrea McArdle, Aaron Tveit, Laura Benanti and the most recently released Ahrens and Flaherty, Jarrod Spector, Sierra Boggess, Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle, Shapiro Sisters and Bebe Neuwirth. A dozen more titles in the series are currently in the works.

Melissa Errico, Tony Award nominee, has starred on Broadway, on network television and film and is an accomplished recording artist and musical concert performer. Last season, Melissa played the recurring role of 'Catherine' on the Stephen Soderbergh show The Knick for Cinemax, and had guest arcs on Blue Bloods and The Good Wife. Her Broadway credits include starring roles in My Fair Lady, Dracula, White Christmas, High Society, Les Miserables, Anna Karenina and Amour for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Tony Award. She starred in Stephen Sondheim's Passion and Sunday In The Park With George. She has released three studio albums: "Blue Like That" (EMI Records) produced by Arif Mardin, "Legrand Affair" (Ghostlight) produced by Phil Ramone, and "Lullabies & Wildflowers" (VMG/Universal Records) produced by Rob Mathes; and a recent 3-song digital single "More Lullabies & Wildflowers" to benefit her charity. Through everything, she stays devoted to her loving family including her husband, tennis player Patrick McEnroe, their three young daughters, and one Yorkie!


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