The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Drama Desk-nominated actress and acclaimed cabaret performer Christina Bianco will perform More Diva Moments: Songs That Made Divas Out Of The Women Who Sang Them! on Monday, October 29 at 7pm.
Praised for her work in Forbidden Broadway and Newsical The Musical, Bianco’s versatile vocals and celebrity impressions entertain and connect with audiences of all ages. Song selections range from Broadway classics to well-known standards and popular hits, including: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “What Did I Have That I Don't Have,” “River Deep Mountain High,” “Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered,” “Last Dance” and a few Forbidden Broadway gems! Musical Director for the Birdland concert will be Fred Barton.
Christina is currently starring Off-Broadway in Newsical The Musical and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in Forbidden Broadway; Goes To Rehab. She can be heard on both original cast recordings. Christina has performed professionally since the age of 8, beginning with Raffi On Broadway, a concert at the Gershwin Theatre, starring children’s singer Raffi. Since then, she has moved on to back up the likes of R&B star Deborah Cox and has performed on The Today Show, The Jerry Lewis Telethon and star studded red carpet events at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. She originated the role of Dora in the long-running national tour of Dora The Explorer Live, performing for families all over the country including an unprecedented sold-out run at Radio City Music Hall. Classically trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Christina has performed in over 40 theatrical productions across the country. A proud member of The Actors Equity Association, other professional/NY credits include; Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway Dances With The Stars, Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Tina). Regional: RENT (Maureen–The Weston Playhouse), Lippa’s The Wild Party (Kate), Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Evita (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Helen Hayes PAC), A New Brain (Nancy D/Waitress), Finding Nemo (Nemo-NYC workshop), Beehive, (Riverside Theatre), Into The Woods (Little Red), Candide (Cunegonde), Children Of Eden (Yonah) and Joseph...(Narrator).??A MAC Award-nominated cabaret artist, Christina is a regular fixture at New York City’s cabaret rooms. Christina recently performed in an unprecedented eight month run of 11 O'Clock Numbers at Feinstein's At The Regency. She frequently performs as a soloist for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in their show, Mysterioso, which continues to tour multiple cities in the US and Canada. She recently played Minnie Fay in the ISO concert of 'Hello Dolly' starring Sandi Patty. Christina can also be seen on the high seas doing her solo show 'Diva Moments' as a headliner for many luxury cruise lines.
Christina Bianco in Diva Moments
Monday, October 29 at 7pm
Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
212-581-3080 or www.BirdlandJazz.com
$25 cover, $10 food/drink minimum per person