Broadway's Marty Thomas Returns Home with a New Concert
MTKC's Broadway in Kansas City Series continues with Marty Thomas!
Marty Thomas is coming home to Kansas City with his album 'Slow Dancing With a Boy'. He'll be digging into his Broadway roots as well as singing from the new album, which rose to #19 on the iTunes pop charts in its first week of release and has been gaining critical acclaim worldwide.
As a child he famously won Ed McMahon's Junior Star Search over then-unknown Britney Spears. As an adult, Marty Thomas created a name for himself on Broadway in Xanadu, Wicked and The Secret Garden, on television's Grace & Frankie, and has been a staple of the New York City nightlife for well over a decade. With his sophomore album "Slow Dancing With a Boy", Marty takes his rightful place among the vocal icons that have long inspired him.
Produced by Jamey Ray, this album explores the music of a young closeted man's coming of age memories, and dares to question the possibility of having lived those memories honestly and openly. Fusing pop and musical theatre music with a song stack that runs the gamut of Vanessa Williams to Les Miserables, this album features collaborations with The Voice's Rachel Potter, Voctave's Jamey Ray and viral sensation Mykal Kilgore. Whether you want to slow dance with a boy, a girl, or just dance by yourself for a while, this album celebrates love, hope and the healing and redemptive power of music.
Friday, February 7th (8pm) at B&B Live. Tickets start at $15, www.mtkc.org/marty