Feb 26, 2015

Mar. 6 & 7: American Showstoppers presents An Evening of Irving Berlin with the Fred Barton Orchestra

March 6 and 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Friday, March 6 at 7:30 PM
The Schimmel Center for the Arts
Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038
Box Office: 212.346.1715

Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm
Leon M. Goldstein Center for the Arts
2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11235-2398
Box Office: 718.368.5596 

Damon Kirsche (Photo: Kevin Yatarola)
Join Broadway's Fred Barton, his 14-piece orchestra, and a fleet of first-rate Broadway performers in a celebration of the legendary Irving Berlin. The concert will span over 100 years, beginning with Berlin's Russian-Jewish origins through his earliest American hit ("Alexander's Ragtime Band," which played on the Titanic) to the entire 20th-century evolution of the Broadway musical. Fred Barton will bring Berlin's greatest songs to life the way they were meant to be heard and seen, on stage with a full orchestra and cast of expert Broadway singers!


BRENT BARRETT (Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, Grand Hotel)

HANNAH DeFLUMERI (Legally Blonde)

DAVID ELDER (Titanic, Curtains, 42nd Street, Encores' Strike Up The Band)

DAMON KIRSCHE (Encores' On A Clear Day, Encores' Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall)

JESSE LUTTRELL (Bawdy, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Rocky Horror Show)

KAREN MURPHY (A Little Night Music, 42nd Street, 9 To 5, All Shook Up, NYC Opera's Most Happy Fella)

LEE ROY REAMS (42nd Street, Applause, Hello Dolly!, La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers)

NATASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS (Porgy and Bess, The Color Purple, Chicago, A Night With Janis Joplin)

KAREN ZIEMBA (Contact, Steel Pier, Never Gonna Dance, Curtains, Bullets Over Broadway)

With appearances by 8 of Broadway's finest dancers!

Directed and Choreographed by JASON WISE

*  *  *
"Absolutely spine-tingling" Times Square Chronicles
"One show-stopping number after another. Sensational!"  - TheaterPizzazz.com

Clockwise from upper left: Fred Barton / Brent Barrett, Lee Roy Reams, Karen Ziemba /
Bruce Landry, David Elder, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy, Jesse Luttrell / The Schimmel Center audience and Company a standing ovation / Natasha Yvette Williams / Damon Kirsche (Photos: Kevin Yatarola / Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.) 
Fred Barton (Wikipedia)

FRED BARTON is a musical director, orchestrator, and conductor whose credits include the Broadway production of Cabaret (with Joel Grey), Camelot (with Robert Goulet), Zorba (with Anthony Quinn), Carnegie Hall, and The New York, Boston, and California Pops Orchestras.  Previous "Showstoppers" performers include Tony Award©-winner Beth Leavel, Tony-nominee Lee Roy Reams, and Drama Desk Award-winner Toni DiBuono.