Arena: Born To Rock
starring Jake Simpson
Pull out that old concert t-shirt, raise your cigarette lighters and come celebrate the most powerful bands of the 70’s and 80’s whose music rocked a generation.
This 90-minute testament to rock features hit songs from the all-stars of rock and roll including Journey, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Van Halen, Styx, Eagles and more.
Using his impressive four-octave range and backed by a 7-piece band, Simpson takes you on a musical journey through heart-wrenching power ballads, explosive guitar riffs and the heavenly vocals that came to define Arena Rock!
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
The Songs of Dame Shirley Bassey
A new, theatrical musical evening featuring Jennifer Leigh Warren’s (Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Big River) fresh spins on Bassey’s legendary songs, including monster hits like Goldfinger, Big Spender, Diamonds Are Forever and more!
The show, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander (Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, etc), is not an imitation or a life story/bio of the great star, but a gentle nod to the brilliance of material, approach and unique delivery of some of the greatest songs ever written. As everyone knows, great songs never go out of style … especially when stylishly presented!
With a full band, under the Musical Direction of Kenneth Crouch (Eric Clapton, Babyface, etc), the evening’s fashions designed by Ali Rahimi at Mon Atelier, and observations of a very rich period in history, this concert will define what truly makes a star!
NEW YORK’S FINEST
Leading Men of Broadway
September sizzles when five of Broadway’s Finest Leading Men, (and one exceptional leading lady), heat up the open-air stage of the Ford Amphitheater for a one-night-only concert event.
These stars will recreate the original performances that thrilled Broadway audiences in hits such as Wicked, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, West Side Story Lion King, Hair, Sweeney Todd and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as, dazzle with singular interpretations of uncharted musical territory.
Director and Tony Award-nominee, Sam Harris, promises to deliver “a powerful and seductive evening of extraordinary entertainment with a rare combination of New York’s hottest stars.”
Starring Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis, Into The Woods), Tony Award-winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) and more, with Music Director Brent Crayon!