FROM JERSEY BOYS TO MIDTOWN MEN

jerseyboysFROM JERSEY BOYS TO MIDTOWN MEN
4 Stars From Broadway’s Original JERSEY BOYS Cast Reunite For ‘60s Celebration at Palace Theater


They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time, and now on their fifth national tour, THE MIDTOWN MEN perform their favorite “Sixties Hits” from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Four Seasons and more at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, on Friday, September 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the one-of-a-kind concert experience, sponsored by Ion Bank, are$65, $55, $45 and $35 and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online atwww.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the box office, 100 East Main Street.

 

Before the performance,Riverhouse Catering will prepare a 6 p.m. three-course dinner in the Palace’s Poli Club, located on the mezzanine level of the theater. Dinner is $40 per member/ $50 per non-member, which includes tax, service fees, coffee, and tea. A cash bar is also available. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets through the Box Office.

 

Formed in 2007, THE MIDTOWN MEN reunites four stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Following their storied run on Broadway, Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer have been selling out venues coast to coast bycelebrating the music that defined the ’60s with top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.

 

These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances, and now, as THE MIDTOWN MEN, they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent and have delighted television audiences with performances on “Good Morning America,” “Access Hollywood,” “Katie,” and “The Chew.” The Men recently released their first radio single, “All Alone On Christmas,” written and produced by rock icon and Sopranos and Lilyhammer star Steven Van Zandt and backed by Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. They were honored to perform the song at the White House for the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC.

 

The past few years have been a whirlwind for critically-acclaimed quartet. Not only have they continued to win over audiences of all ages at their performances, but their self-titled debut album, THE MIDTOWN MEN: Sixties Hits, was met with critical acclaim and garnered five-star album reviews across iTunes. The album was recorded in New York City and features the group performing such iconic ‘60s hits as, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Up On The Roof,” “Time Of The Season,” “Candy Girl” and more. It is once again a testament to what THE MIDTOWN MEN do best; helping keep iconic music alive from the ‘60s in the 21st century while giving it a new “twist.”

 

For more information on THE MIDTOWN MEN, visit www.themidtownmen.com or www.palacetheaterct.org.

Elm Shakespeare 2014 Gala & Auction opens for bidding on August 14

The Elm Shakespeare 2014 Gala & Auction opens for bidding on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT Time.

Our auction supports  Free Shakespeare in the Park and Elm Shakespeare’s educational programs. This is an exciting and fun way to help Elm, and to win cool items!

We’ll be adding new items to our auction for you to preview as the auction date approaches. Check back often to see what’s new. Feel free to place a Watch on your favorites, so that you’ll know as soon as bidding begins!

Pericles

Performances
8:00 PM
Edgerton Park
August 14-17, 19-24 and August 26-31

Gala and Auction
August 28, 2014
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Edgerton Park
For tickets and information visit www.elmshakespeare.org

“100 Years Of Hal Roach Studios” Showcased at the Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum Laurel and Hardy

Golden Age of Hollywood Exhibit Runs July 5 – August 31

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Hollywood Museum unveils its new exhibit, 100 Years of Hal Roach Studios: Laurel & Hardy, ‘Our Gang’ and Harold Lloyd in honor of the Hollywood icon’s centennial, opening to the public July 5 to August 31.  The exhibit contains authentic photos, costumes and props from the rich history of Hal Roach Studios and the legendary talents that emanated from there in the early 1900s. Sons of the Desert, the International Laurel & Hardy Society, is co-sponsoring the exhibition in conjunction with their national convention, held July 2-6 in the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. at Hollywood and Highland.

“We are so pleased to honor the 100th anniversary of the Hal Roach Studios with this special exhibit,” states Donelle Dadigan, Founder and President of the Museum. “Everyone remembers the celebrated comedy team Laurel & Hardy who made famous the phrase ‘Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into,’ the legendary appeal of  ‘Our Gang’ and their famous dog Petey, and actor Harold Lloyd, one of the most famous and influential comedians of the great silent film era.”

Highlighting the exhibit are Laurel and Hardy costumes including suits worn in the 1945 film The Bull Fighters, coats worn in Jitterbugs (1943), the iconic Fez’s worn in Sons of the Desert (1933), Stan Laurel’s personal favorite Fedora, as well as props from Sons of the Desert and a flask from The Fighting Kentuckian (1949). There’s a plaque from Lake Laurel and Hardy (in Marietta, S.C.), including its mysterious history offered by the City of Los Angeles archives. Additional Laurel & Hardy ephemeras consist of film posters, rare photographs, scripts, sheet music, scrapbooks, personal photos and letters and Al Hirschfeld-designed window cards.

In addition to Laurel and Hardy, Hal Roach Studios brought to fame such actors as Harold Lloyd, the Our Gang kids (later known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals), bombshell actress Thelma Todd, Zasu Pitts and Charley Chase. Other performers who graduated from Roach comedies on their path to stardom were such actors as Jean Harlow, Janet Gaynor, Jean Arthur, Fay Wray, Paulette Goddard and Boris Karloff.

Sons of the Desert International Society is named after the 1933 feature film,” said Bob Saterfield, President of Sons of the Desert Society, and “is devoted to keeping the lives and works of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before the public, with the strong desire to perpetuate their spirit and genius.”

Contributors to this exhibit include Dan Bacher, Richard Bann, Maria Carpenter, William Cassara, Amy Condit, Brad Farrell, Rick Greene, Richard Johnson, Chuck McCann, Mike and Carol Nemeth, Dave and Diane Reidy, Tyler St. Mark, Bob Satterfield, Cliff Sawyer and Randy Skretvedt.

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