Sep 30, 2015

Oct. 9 & 10: American Showstoppers: An Evening of Johnny Mercer with the Fred Barton Orchestra

American
SHOWSTOPPERS:
An Evening of
JOHNNY MERCER



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Friday, October 9 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, October 10 at 7:30 PM
Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ 07652 2001 
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Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for ‘AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS’ at Schimmel Center This Fall Read more at BroadwayWorld.com.
Join Broadway's Fred Barton, his 14-piece orchestra, and a fleet of first-rate Broadway performers in a tribute to the celebrated lyricist, Johnny Mercer whose lyrics provided commentary on American life through much of the 20th century. His songbook includes such indelible standards as “Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home,” “Hooray for Hollywood,” and the Oscar award winning best song, “Moon River.” His scores for the Broadway stage include LI’L ABNER, ST. LOUIS WOMAN, TOP BANANA and the MGM musical picture "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. 
Damon Kirsche and Vivian Reed (Photo: Kevin Yatarola)

The cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson, is headlined by Damon Kirsche, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also features Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope.
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"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.

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