of Time” ~ Perry C omo at 1 00 ~
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A Billy Joel
“Til the End
Broadway meets the silver screen in this new and entertaining collection of songs from the movies.
New York area premiere!
Starring Broadway performers
rachel Bay Jones, Christina Bianco, and Gary mauer
Special guest vocalist: Bob Spiotto Barry Levitt, piano
Join us for cinematic romance and humor from the past and present, including the 1940s with Fred and Ginger, The Road to … movies of Hope and Crosby, The Wizard of Oz, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Elvis, Disney, and a special tribute to Gene Kelly in celebration of his 100th birthday. Also, enjoy unforgettable songs from movies that also became Broadway shows, including Sweet Charity; Damn Yankees; Kiss Me, Kate; West Side Story; Grease; Guys and Dolls; Pal Joey; Hairspray; and Chicago.
Hooray for Hollywood Live!
RACHEL BAy JONES recently toured with the Broadway-bound new musical version of the 1980s classic film A Christmas Story, playing the leading role of Mother. Off-Broadway she appeared in Transport Group’s acclaimed revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again and in the Broadway revival of HAIR (Mother / Buddadalirama), and also on Broadway as Patti LuPone’s standby, where she thrice performed the role of Lucia in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Other Broadway and large-scale tour credits include roles in: Meet Me in St. Louis; Grand Hotel; Fiddler on the Roof; Rent (Berlin Company; in German). GARy MAUER most recently starred in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, playing the Phantom. Broadway/ national tour credits: Les Misérables and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. He was cast opposite his wife, Elizabeth Southard, in the national tour of Harold Prince’s Show Boat. Other favorite roles include: Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Frederick in Pirates of Penzance. He has traveled with Marvin Hamlisch and the Chicago and Pittsburgh Symphonies. CHRiStiNA BiANCO is currently starring Off-Broadway in Newsical: The Musical and received a Drama Desk award nomination for her work in Forbidden Broadway Goes To Rehab. Christina originated the role of Dora in the long-running national tour of Dora The Explorer Live, including a sold-out run at Radio City Music Hall. New York credits include: Raffi On Broadway (Gershwin Theatre), Forbidden Broadway Dances With The Stars, and Tony & Tina’s Wedding (Tina). A MAC award-nominated cabaret artist, Christina performed weekly in an unprecedented eight-month run of 11 O’Clock Numbers at Feinsteins at Loews Regency. She frequently performs in concert as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. BARRy LEvitt is an award-winning pianist, musical director, composer, conductor and producer. He has been an active presence within the New York musical community for more than three decades, participating in every style of music from rock to R&B to theatre, cabaret and jazz. He was musical director/arranger for Catskills on Broadway and Swinging on a Star, and Off Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors, Taking My Turn and Match Made in Heaven. He has worked with Ben Vereen, Bernadette Peters, Faith Prince, Eartha Kitt, Nell Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Connie Francis, Marilyn Michaels and Carol Woods, among others. He has conducted the New York, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Indianapolis Pops Orchestras. Mr. Levitt is the former artistic director of the 92nd Street Y’s world-renowned Lyric and Lyricists series.
rachel Bay Jones
Saturday, June 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m.
the Helene fortunoff theater monroe Lecture Center California avenue, south Campus
tiCkEts: $35 adult; $30 senior citizen (over 65) $20 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID $15 Hofstra faculty/staff/student with current HofstraCard (one-ticket maximum) $25 group rate for 20+ individuals
Tickets currently on sale.
“Til the End of Time”
~ Perry Como at 100 ~
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Perry Como
Featuring the world premiere of the Big apple Big Band with special guest vocalists
A M F Y S F M S
the End of Time • Wanted • When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver • When You Were Sweet Sixteen • When I Fall in Love • I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now • A - You’re Adorable • You’re Just in Love • There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays And I Love You So • Because • Dream Along with Me • Fly Me to the Moon • Forever and Ever • For the Good Times • I Believe • If • If I Loved You • If You Were the Only Girl in the World • I Surrender • It’s Impossible • Forever and Ever • Fly Me to the Moon • No Other Love • Papa Loves Mambo • Prisoner of Love • Sleepy Time Gal • Some Enchanted Evening • Sunrise, Sunset • Till the End of Time • Wanted • When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver • When You Were Sweet Sixteen • When I Fall in Love • I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her 4 Now • A - You’re Adorable • You’re Just in Love
And I Love You So • Because • Dream Along with Me • Fly Me to the Moon • Forever and Ever • For the Good Times • I Believe • If • If I Loved You • If You Were the Only Girl in the World • I Surrender • It’s Impossible • Forever and Ever • Fly Me to the Moon • No Other Love • Papa Loves Mambo • Prisoner of Love • Sleepy Time Gal • Some Enchanted Evening • Sunrise, Sunset • Till
Perry Como’s career spanned more than 50 years. Born in 1912, he sold millions of records for RCA and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful shows in television history. The pop ballad “Till the End of Time” was the first song that Perry Como sold more than one million copies of and marked the beginning of his very successful recording career. He went on to become the first artist to have 10 records sell more than one million copies. Join us for a loving and memorable musical tribute to the one and only Perry Como.
Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m.
John Cranford adams Playhouse, south Campus
tiCkEts: $30 adult; $25 senior citizen (over 65) $20 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID $15 Hofstra faculty/staff/student with current HofstraCard (one-ticket maximum); $23 group rate for 20+ individuals
Tickets on sale beginning June 19.
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“You May Be Right”
A Billy Joel Experience
featuring members from the original Movin’ Out Band, including Wade Preston, Dennis DelGaudio, and Chuck Burgi
You May Be Right is a retrospective look and listen at not only the music of Billy Joel, but also the history of the band from the Broadway production of Movin’ Out and its genesis. Unlike typical Billy Joel tributes, this band had the unique experience of creating a Broadway show with the master himself from the music that has been the soundtrack for so many for more than 40 years. Some of the members of the Movin’ Out Band even went on to become part of Billy’s touring band. Join us for a true Billy Joel experience, n resto complete with unforgettable music ade P W and exciting images. Wade Preston tells the story of the history of what was really going on backstage on Broadway, from the unique perspective of the “piano man.” Humor, history, and great music from one of Long Island’s greatest composers, as told and played by Wade Preston and the original Movin’ Out Band.
Special guest appearance by Robbie Rosen
At 16 years of age Robbie Rosen made all of New York proud when he made it to the top 16 on Season 10 of American Idol. Since returning home from Idol, he has been busy writing, recording, and performing throughout the tri-state area and has shared the Robbi stage with Kenny Rodgers, Deborah Gibson, Darius e Rose n Rucker, Martina McBride, and Rascal Flatts. He is also looking forward to starting his freshman year at Hofstra University in the fall, but you can hear him sing his favorite Billy Joel songs this August!
Saturday, August 18, 8 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m.
John Cranford adams Playhouse, south Campus
tiCkEts: $30 adult; $25 senior citizen (over 65); $20 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID; $15 Hofstra faculty/staff/student with current HofstraCard (one-ticket maximum); $23 group rate for 20+ individuals
Tickets on sale beginning July 17.
the order sons of italy in america, Grand Lodge of new York in association with H O F S T R A E N T E R TA I N M E N T
(“From Italy with Love”)
Christopher macchio, tenor marissa famiglietti, soprano
Uncle Floyd Vivino, comedian Bob Spiotto, Master of Ceremonies
Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m.
the Helene fortunoff theater, monroe Lecture Center California avenue, south Campus Please return to Hofstra University on sunday, september 23, 2012, for the 20th Annual Italian Experience Festival! For information call 516-463-6582 or visit hofstra.edu/festivals.
tiCkEts: $50 VIP (includes post-show reception and VIP seating) $35 adult; $32 senior citizen (over 65), Hofstra faculty/staff with current HofstraCard (one-ticket maximum) and OSIA members; $15 Hofstra and non-Hofstra students with ID; $30 group rate for 20+ individuals
Tickets on sale beginning August 21.
Hofstra EntErtainmEnt and The Gray Wig Alumni Theater Company
music and lyrics by irving Berlin Book by Howard Lindsay and russel Crouse Directed by Bob spiotto Choreographed by amy Dolan fletcher musical direction by stephen C. Pagano
Presented with full orchestra along with the entire original book and musical score, Mr. President, Irving Berlin’s final Broadway musical, is sure to get your vote this year! This performance is presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original Broadway production of Mr. President.
Saturday, October 6 and 13, 8 p.m. Sunday, October 7 and 14, 2 p.m.
John Cranford adams Playhouse, south Campus
tiCkEts: $30 adult; $25 senior citizen (over 65) $20 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID $15 Hofstra faculty/staff/student with current HofstraCard (one-ticket maximum) $23 group rate for 20+ individuals
Tickets on sale beginning September 4.
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