Feb 29, 2016

Mar. 4 & 5: American Showstoppers: An Evening with Cole Porter, featuring The Fred Barton Orchestra

 An Evening with COLE PORTER 

Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM
The Schimmel Center for the Arts at PACE
3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038
Box Office: 212.346.1715

Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM
Leon M. Goldstein Center for the Arts
2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11235-2398
Box Office: 718.368.5596 

Following last season’s tremendous Evening with Irving Berlin and Evening with Johnny Mercer Fred Barton and his 14-piece Orchestra, headlined by a cast of Broadway’s best, will present a collection of Cole Porter’s most distinctive showstoppers. From Broadway to Hollywood, memorable numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Too Darn Hot," "I’ve Got You Under My Skin," "Night And Day," and "Let’s Do It" will be featured alongside hidden gems and numbers that haven’t been heard with Broadway-style orchestration since their debuts up to 90 years ago.  

The cast includes:
Tony Award©-winner Beth Leavel (Baby, It’s You, Mamma Mia!, 42nd Street); 
Karen Murphy (A Little Night Music, Titanic, Les Miserables); 
John Bolton (Dames At Sea, Curtains, Spamalot); 
Sean McGibbon (Million Dollar Quartet, The Buddy Holly Story); 
Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been YouThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); 
Damon Kirsche (On A Clear Day You Can See ForeverStrike Up The Band, Paradise Lost)
Jesse Luttrell (Bawdy, Meet Me In St. Louis); 
Paula Leggett Chase (On The Twentieth Century, Bye Bye Birdie, Curtains, The Sound of Music live NBC broadcast). 
Scott Thompson directs and choreographs, incorporating his sensational Broadway dancers.

This evening promises to be a song and dance extravaganza in celebration of one of the all-time greatest American songwriters!

“Mr. Barton raised the level of the evening from mere entertainment to great entertainment…this evening was a great success!” – TheaterPizzazz.com

“Absolutely spine-tingling!” – Times Square Chronicles

Highlights from “American Showstoppers: An Evening with Irving Berlin"

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©-winners Beth Leavel, Karen Ziemba and Lauren Worsham, Tony Award©-nominees Brent Barrett and Lee Roy Reams and Drama Desk Award-winner Toni DiBuono.