Broadway's Billy Porter Brings 'THE STANDARD' to Upright 3/27 & 28
Upright Cabaret, a wildly popular theatrical showcase featuring an eclectic mix of artists from stage, screen and recording, will present Broadway star and recording artist Billy Porter as he debuts his one-man show, The Standard, on the West Coast.
The show will be held at Upright Cabaret at Mark's Restaurant in West Hollywood on Friday & Saturday, March 27-28, 2009 at 9pm.
Porter's show, which was originally produced and presented by Lenny Beer and Suzi Dietz at Joe's Pub in New York City last December, is an exploration of the contemporary American standard, featuring timeless songs made famous by performers such as Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and India Arie.
Porter first came to national attention through his portrayal of R&B legend Little Richard in the CBS mini-series, Shake Rattle & Roll. He has since appeared in over a dozen films and TV shows, including The Broken Hearts Club, Intern, Noel as well as a recurring role on NBC's Another World. His Broadway credits include: Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, Smokey Joe's Café, Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon and Hair. Porter's recordings include two solo CDs,"Untitled" (A&M Records) and "LIVE from Joe's Pub - At The Corner of Broadway & Soul" (Sh-K-Boom Records).
Upright Cabaret, which is produced by Hollywood impresarios Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel, seeks to celebrate old style cabaret while simultaneously turning it on its ear, bringing young Broadway and young Hollywood together in a live setting. Porter was recently named Artistic Director of Upright Cabaret.
Billy Porter - The Standard
Produced by Chris Isaacson & Shane Scheel in association with Lenny Beer & Suzi Dietz
present an Upright Cabaret Concert Event
Music Direction by James Sampliner
Fri & Sat, March 27-28, 2009
Dinner/"10 Cane Rum" Drink Specials begin at 7 PM / SHOWTIME 9 PM
Show Tickets: $15-25 Main, Patio & SRO, available in advance online at www.uprightcabaret.com/events or at door on day of show (if available). Dinner Reservations required with all Main & Patio Seating. Table minimums apply.
Upright Cabaret at Mark's Restaurant - 861 N. La Cienega Blvd. - West Hollywood, CA 90069 - (310) 652-5252
Photo by John Ganun