BOOGIE STOMP! to Open at Elektra Theatre Next Month
IYF Productions is proud to bring Boogie Stomp! to Times Square this fall. Written by John Campana and starring pianists extraordinaire, Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza, Boogie Stomp! will begin its limited run on September 25 and will open on Friday, October 16 and run through November 28, 2015 at Times Square's Elektra Theatre (300 W 43rd Street, 2nd Floor). Tickets are $39-$99 and can be purchased by visiting BoogieStomp.com or call 866- 811-4111.
An exciting, get-up-and-dance theatrical experience, Boogie Stomp! is the story of past and present piano masters and the music that shaped today's popular culture, including, Chuck Berry, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, and Berry Gordy to name a few. Two of the world's most accomplished pianists, Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza, take the audience on a tour of American music that entertains and amazes.
Boogie Stomp! has wowed audiences around the world from Moscow to Toronto, Detroit to Long Island City. "Their encyclopedic knowledge of popular musical forms over the last century is breathtaking, but their playing of and dedication to their chosen repertoire is even more amazing." Theaterscene.net; "Boogie Stomp! sets the stage on fire!" - NY Theater Pizzazz; "One of a kind! The audience was in tears!" Independent Review; "Do not miss this gem of a production!" Arts & Culture; "They merit a standing ovation!" Lansing City Pulse.
BOB BALDORI has been a mainstay of blues, boogie and rock in the midwest for over 40 years. He has performed with Chuck Berry since 1967 and has played hundreds of dates in venues ranging from Detroit, Chicago, LA, and New York, to the White House for President Clinton. In addition to recording and performing his own material, Boogie Bob has produced and engineered over 100 albums. Baldori started his career in the late sixties in Detroit with his group, The Woolies, and soon released a national hit, WHO DO YOU LOVE. In the following years, he toured and performed extensively on his own. In addition to recording two albums with Chuck Berry, Boogie Bob has worked and recorded with many other blues and rock legends, playing piano and harmonica. They include Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison, Del Shannon, John Hammond, Hubert Sumlin, and Bo Diddley. Along the way he developed a style of piano playing heavily influenced by boogie, jazz, and the relentless blues styles of Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann, James Booker and Johnny Johnson. Baldori has written and directed an award-winning film, Boogie Stomp, which is the basis for much of the material in the stage production. He is also an attorney specializing in entertainment law, criminal defense, and high-tech start-ups.
ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA is an award-winning blues and boogie-woogie pianist who has been playing professionally since the age of 13. His love of blues music and his dedication to the piano brought him under the wing of mentors Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B. Aside from these direct influences, Arthur spent many years listening to and studying the recordings of piano players such as Otis Spann, Albert Ammons, Jimmy Yancey, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Jay McShann, Katie Webster, and many more. Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 20+ years of performing has shared the stage with Albert Lee, John Mooney, Little Milton, Buckwheat Zydeco, Guitar Shorty, Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, Cephas and Wiggins, Robert Cray, Bob Margolin, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Bob Malone, Bruce Katz, Henry Butler and David Maxwell, among others, in venues all over the US, Europe, Japan, and Russia. In addition to being a performer, Arthur began teaching piano lessons at age 15. During the last 17 years he has performed frequently at the internationally famous Augusta Blues Week in Elkins, West Virginia, and Centrum Blues Week in Port Townsend, Washington. A common response to watching Arthur perform is "Wow, I didn't know it was possible to play the piano like that!"