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Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces February Events

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its events lineup for February. See the full schedule below:

Backhausdance- Dance
Friday, February 03, 2017 at 8pm

After last season's sold out performance, OC's own Backhausdance returns with an evening of 4 dance premieres, featuring powerful, athletic dances; emotionally-charged dramatic pieces; and whimsical glimpses of the human experience.

The program will include:

Black Morning (Premiere)
Choreographer: Ido Tadmor
Breach (Premiere)
Choreographer: Yin Yue
Hive (Premiere)
Choreographer: Jennifer Backhaus
New Work TBA (Premiere)
Choreographers: Jennifer Backhaus and Dale A. Merrill

Linda Purl: Midnight Caravan
Jazz/Blues, Music
Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 8pm
Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era
Linda Purl is known for her work in theater, television and film. She appeared on Broadway in the musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and many will recognize her from her roles on television in Happy Days, Matlock, The Office and True Blood.

Straight from New York's Feinstein's at the Regency, her show, Midnight Caravan,salutes the great women singing stars of the 1940's and '50's − from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland to Rosemary Clooney − as they reign over the swanky, sexy supper clubs of the era. From sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, the show features classic standards like "My Romance," "Shall We Dance" and "Caravan," and conjures a nighttime world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three.

Savion Glover: Classical Savion
2/10/2017 - 2/11/2017 at 8pm
Classical Savion is an exhilarating performance featuring Mr. Glover, accompanied by an 8-piece orchestra and dancing to classical favorites by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, and others. Glover is a Tony Award-winning choreographer and a legendary hoofer whose career has spanned four decades. He began his Broadway stage career as The Tap Dance Kid, and continued with Black and Blue, Jelly's Last Jam, and his award-winning Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Savion is currently working with George C. Wolfe on the new Broadway show Shuffle Along.

Fran Lebowitz
Special Event
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
Purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler of the "me decade" and the cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz remains one of the foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement. She offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights, and the media as well as her own pet peeves - including celebrity culture, tourists and strollers.

That is Fran Lebowitz off the cuff. Her writing - pointed, taut and economical - is equally forthright, irascible, and unapologetically opinionated. Fran Lebowitz's first two classic books of essays, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, have been collected in the Fran Lebowitz Reader. She is also the author of the children's book, Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas. A documentary film about Fran Lebowitz, Public Speaking, directed by Martin Scorsese, premiered on HBO in November 2010.

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