NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - In four-nights at the Gramercy Theatre, audiences will experience the remarkable impact of burlesque on musical tastes across a century. From the Great American Songbook to rat pack to rock 'n roll, "Burlesque to Broadway" starring Quinn Lemley, shows how wide-ranging this impact has been... one of the many unexpected pleasures of this hard-charging show.
Produced by Live Nation, "Burlesque to Broadway" stars one of New York's most well-liked vintage performers, Quinn Lemley, who leads a cast of four singer-dancers, all supported by an versatile 9-piece big band.
The theatrical concert's Off-Broadway premiere at the Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, runs Wed to Sat February 5 to 8. All starting at 8pm.
An illuminating look at burlesque over many decades, then to now, "Burlesque to Broadway" proves why burlesque has never faded from the American entertainment landscape.
In liner notes for the show's studio recording, which releases on February 5, the author and Wall Street Journal music columnist Will Friedwald exults that Lemley "brings to burlesque something it rarely if ever had before: great songs and first-class singing." In fact he adds, "She has now made burlesque into a medium that is as enjoyable on an audible level as much as a visual one."
"Burlesque to Broadway" features the singer-dancers Jessica Bare, Amanda Downey, Leslie McDonel, and Sarah Rolleston. The choreography is by David Eggers and Merete Muenter. Costumes are by Wendall Goings. Steve Rawlins provides the orchestrations. The show's directing consultant is the Tony Award-winning director Joe Hardy. Leading the show's 9-piece live band is music director Dan Micciche.
There are classics to be sure, but there are SURPRISES too -- everything from blues-rock, and doo-wop, to swinging James Bond arrangements for songs that delve into feminine mystique, female empowerment, and the art of seduction.
Tickets are tantalizingly priced from $30 to $49, and VIP packages stacked with goodies for either $69 or $159.50. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.burlesquetobroadway.com
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