The original Johanna in SWEENEY TODD on Broadway, 2010 Bistro Award winner and 2011 MAC Award winner for Best Female Vocalist, Sarah Rice will bring SCREEN GEMS, Songs of Old Hollywood to the Laurie Beechman Theater on February 18, 2013, beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will feature Jo Ann Yeoman, director, Seth Weinstein, piano, and Frank Basile, guest artist.
One of the most dazzling and beloved singers on the worldwide cabaret and concert scene today, Rice brings her acclaimed, multiple award winning show SCREEN GEMS, The Songs of Old Hollywood, back to the Laurie Beechman. Starting with the silents --Rudolph Valentino, THE SHEIK, Theda Bara, the original vamp, through Helen Kane (the original boop-a-doop girl, prototype of Betty Boop), Pola Negri, A WOMAN COMMANDS, Doloris Del Rio, REVENGE, Kathryn Grayson, THE SINGING BANDIT Jeannette Mac Donald, a little Yma Sumac thrown in for good measure, and more, through the 60s. Seth Weinstein on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
Featuring the music of Nacio Herb Brown, Georges Auric, Moises Vivanco, Nino Rota, Jerome Kern, The Sherman Bros., Byron Gay, Ted Snyder and many other rediscovered musical gems. Your father's Hollywood. Suitable for most ages - not recommended for children under 8.
The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside the West Bank Cafe at 407 W 42nd Street, New York, NY. For reservations, call 212-695-6909. Purchas tickets via SMARTTIX.COM or by calling 212.868.4444. Cover: $25 premium seating/$15 general seating (MAC discount code MACNYC, will be asked to show card, $5 off) + $15 Food and/or Beverage Min. House opens one hour prior to show. Seating is limited and the previous show was sold out, so reserve your tickets early. For more information, visit www.BwayDirect.com.
Sarah Rice credits: Broadway: (SWEENEY TODD) Johanna, original, Theatre World Award, Grammy for Best Show Recording. Off-Broadway: Luisa (FANTASTICKS); Susan (THE WAVES); Elizabeth (SWAN SONG). Opera/Operetta/Music Theatre/Theatre: leading soprano and dramatic roles performed all over the world with a bunch of great people (Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Leona Mitchell, Marni Nixon, Angela Lansbury, Harold Prince and Stephen Sondheim among others) and companies including the famed Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Italy, Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Dallas Opera in the leading soprano roles of DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT; RIGOLETTO; LE NOZZE DI FIGARO; THE BARBER OF SEVILLE; PIRATES; STUDENT PRINCE; NAUGHTY MARIETTA; MERRY WIDOW; DIE FLEDERMAUS; BITTERSWEET; THE MEDIUM; SHOWBOAT; PHANTOM; DESERT SONG; CANDIDE; MUSIC MAN; and HAMLET; to name a few.
For more about Rice, visit www.SarahRice.com.