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12/9 | Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert

Saturday, December 9 | 8 p.m.  

Starring a cast of New York’s top Broadway and concert stars!

Jerry Herman is a legendary composer/lyricist of the American musical theatre and one of Broadway’s most beloved icons.  From “Hello Dolly” and “Mame” to “Mack and Mabel” and “La Cage aux Follies,” Herman’s song have lit up Broadway with toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical showstoppers.

Now he’s sharing his legacy with a new generation of music lovers.  The ASCAP Foundation and Spot-On Entertainment present JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT starring a cast of New York’s top Broadway and concert stars who celebrate the songs and stories of one of the true giants of theatre.

STARRING: Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter and John Boswell.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

DEBBIE GRAVITTE (Vocalist) One of Broadway’s biggest personalities, Debbie Gravitte has found herself in demand from the Broadway Stage to the concert stage and beyond. She won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY, along with a Drama Desk Award Nomination and New York Showstopper Award. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, she went on to appear in: PERFECTLY FRANK (DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION), BLUES IN THE NIGHT, AIN’T BROADWAY GRAND, ZORBA, CHICAGO, and LES MISERABLES. Debbie has appeared in the ENCORE’S series productions of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, TENDERLOIN, and CARNIVAL at New York’s CITY CENTER.

KLEA BLACKHURST (Vocalist) is an actress, singer and comedienne known for her award- winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow. Most recently she starred in the highly acclaimed production of Hello, Dolly! at The Goodspeed Opera House and The Nutty Professor, which premiered in Nashville, directed by legendary comedian, Jerry Lewis and featuring a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes. Klea also played Rose in Drury Lane Chicago’s Gypsy, garnering rave reviews in 2012.

JASON GRAAE (Vocalist) The New York Times recently said, “Nowadays, probably no other performer could infuse (that song) with the manic mischief that Jason Graae, a frisky clown with a real tenor, pumped into it…”

Jason Graae has starred on Broadway in “A Grand Night For Singing”, “Falsettos”, “Stardust”, “Snoopy!”, “Do Black Patent Leather Shows Really Reflect Up?”. Off- Broadway shows include “Forever Plaid”, “Olympus on My Mind”, “All in the Timing”, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk Nomination- Best Actor in a Musical)” and many more.

 

SCOTT COULTER (Vocalist/Creator/Director) is one of New York’s most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’CLOCK NUMBERS AT 11 O’CLOCK which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazines.

JOHN BOSWELL has served as musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams and Bob Newhart as well as the concert tours of “Cinema Toast,””That’s Life: A Toast to Sinatra,””Blockbuster Today,” “Three Men and a Baby Grand,” “Blockbuster Broadway!” and “The Spy Who Loved Me” starring Sheena Easton. John played the role of “Moose” in the national tour of Crazy For You. Broadway/Off-Broadway credits include Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, Back To Bacharach And David, and The Kathy And Mo Show: Parallel Lives. Most recently John composed music for the HBO special Kathy And Mo: The Dark Side. John has six CD’s of original music on Hearts Of Space Records; THE PAINTER, KINDRED SPIRITS, COUNT ME IN, FESTIVAL OF THE HEART, TRUST and LOVE.