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Stage & Screen Star Loretta Devine Debuts NIGHT DEVINE at Upright Cabaret 12/4-6

On Fri, Sat, & Sun, Dec 4, 5 & 6, 2009 at 9pm (Sunday 8pm) - Upright Cabaret invites you to celebrate love divine this holiday season with a rare solo concert appearance by the incomparable Broadway and Film star Loretta Devine (Oscar Winning Best Picture CRASH, WAITING TO EXHALE, TV: Boston Public, Grey's Anatomy, Broadway: Dreamgirls (OBC) opposite Jennifer Holiday and Sheryl Lee Ralph) only at Upright Cabaret on Vermont, 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

This unforgettable evening is Ms. Devine's first solo concert performance in 15 years and is set to feature original, standard and contemporary songs that will lead you on a journey through the seasons of love. Find a love. Bring a love. Fall in love Devine!

NIGHT DEVINE: AN AUDIENCE WITH Loretta Devine
Fri-Sun, Dec 4-6, 2009 at 9pm (8pm Sunday)
Upright Cabaret on Vermont, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 - (310) 652-5252
Dinner/"10 Cane Rum" Drink Specials begin at 5 PM / SHOWTIME 9 PM (Sunday 8pm)

Tickets: $25 Main, Available online at www.uprightcabaret.com/events or $30 at the door (if available) Table minimums apply.

Equally at home on stage or on screen, award-winning actress Loretta Devine has created some of the most memorable roles in theatre, film and television. Devine first captured national attention in the role of Lorrell, one of the three original "Dreamgirls" in Michael Bennett's classic award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. She followed that performance with a fiery portrayal of Lillian in Bob Fosse's critically acclaimed stage production "Big Deal." Subsequent work in George C. Wolfe's "Colored Museum" and "Lady Day at Emerson Bar and Grill," cemented Devine's status as one of the most talented and versatile stage actresses.

Film roles soon followed including a poignant turn as a single mother opposite Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett and Gregory Hines in "Waiting to Exhale" which earned her a NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress. Devine also won an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Penny Marshall's "The Preacher's Wife." Devine also received an IFP "Spirit" Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in "Women Thou Art Loosed." Devine was featured in the Academy Award-winning film "Crash" and the hit movie of "Dreamgirls." Additional film credits include appearances in the successful "Urban Legend" franchise, "I Am Sam" opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Sean Pean, "Kingdom Come," "What Women Want," "Punks," "Hoodlums," "Down in the Delta" and "Stanley and Iris."

Devine also appeared in "Sticky Fingers," "Amos and Andrew," "The Breaks," "The Price of Kissing," "Lover Girl," "Class Act," "Living Large," "Caged Fear" and "Little Nikita" and "Dirty Laundry" Most recently Devine co-starred in "This Christmas" and "First Sunday" both of which opened Number 1 at the box office. Ms. Devine voiced the character of Delta the chocolate brown toy poodle in "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" for Disney starring Drew Barrymore. Look for the upcoming 2010 release of Sony Screen Gems remake of "Death At A Funeral" with Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Danny Glover.

On television, Devine most recently was seen on the ABC series "Eli Stone" as well as her recurring role as Adele on the hit medical drama series "Grey's Anatomy."

She received three NAACP Image Awards for her role on David E. Kelly's Fox series "Boston Public." Additional credits include series roles in "A Different World" and Lifetime Television's "Wild Card." Devine also provided the voice of Muriel Stubbs on the beloved animated series, "The PJ's."
Devine graduated from the University of Houston and later received a Master of Fine Arts in Threatre Arts from Brandeis University. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Upright Cabaret is redefining the cabaret milieu for a new generation of audiences. Founded by producers Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel in 2005, Upright seeks to celebrate old style cabaret while simultaneously turning it on its ear, bringing young Broadway and young Hollywood together in a live setting. Upright performers run the gamut from Tony-nominated divas to up-and-coming recording artists to film and TV stars. Indeed, Upright's talent roster reads like a "who's who" of the entertainment industry, including current American Idol finalist Adam Lambert, film actress Katy Mixon (Four Christmases, HBO's East Bound and Down), Neil Patrick Harris (CBS's How I Met Your Mother & ABC's Doogie Howser, M.D.), Hunter Parrish (Showtime's Weeds) and cast members from over 75 Broadway productions, including Wicked, Rent, Jersey Boys and Spamalot, to name a few! Upright Cabaret, born and bred in West Hollywood, and has been taking Southern California by storm, with shows in Palm Springs, San Diego, La Mirada and Avalon, and recently on the East Coast at Joe's Pub and Lincoln Center in New York City.

For more info about Upright Cabaret including show times, tickets and scheduled performers, please visit us at www.UprightCabaret.com

 

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