Often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era, The Fixx’s style and substance has always created a special connection with its audience. Their themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it’s also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top Five, a dozen reaching the Top Ten and millions of albums sold worldwide. Instantly recognizable, The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. The band features Cy Curnin on vocals, Rupert Greenall on keyboards, Jamie West-Oram on guitar, Adam Woods on drums, and bassist Dan K. Brown. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of the radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired the era that The Fixx helped to define.
If there is such a thing as a “musical gene” then there are three siblings in a quiet corner of Oregon that are living proof that it exists. Joshua, Bethany and Manny make up WE THREE. With parents that were immersed in song they spent their earliest moments being fed, bred, and bathed in a lush musical backdrop of melody and verse that came as easily as talking and walking. They have a bond that could only be forged in the fires of strong love. Their self-written songs cover all the strands of emotion, from melancholic to the motivated, and the mountains of love that beg to be celebrated that lie in between. Their music is positive, purposeful, yet subtle, with lyrics that can belie a wry twist and melodies that are incurably infectious.
Nobody bridges the gap between generations or musical genres like Sweet Plantain, a refreshingly new string quartet. Artfully fusing the Western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their original writing and live shows educate and entertain.
Separately hailing from Venezuela, Argentina, New Jersey, and The Bronx, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural, and very New York. The brainchild violinist/trombonist Eddie Venegas, joins with cellist Leo Grinhauz, violist Orlando Wells and violin/vocals, Joe Denninzon to form the quartet. Members of Sweet Plantain are fuse their classical training with the hip hop, jazz, improv and Latin rhythms in which they were raised, creating a new contemporary and musically exciting sound that captivates both musicians and audiences alike.
CLASSICALLY TRAINED. POP INFLUENCED. STRING DRIVEN.
The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high octane performances over spanning a multitude of music styles. By reshaping convention through their unique method of genre-hopping, the trio seeks to highlight the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements that showcase their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality. With ever-growing online popularity, Simply Three is creating a renewed excitement for instrumental music through inventive music videos that have captured hearts worldwide with over 125 million YouTube views.
One Night of Queen is stunning live 2-hour concert recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Performed by Gary Mullen and ‘The Works’, with spectacular staging, lighting and effects this show will rock you featuring the hit songs “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and more. In 2000, Gary Mullen won the Grand Final of the hit UK TV show ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ as the legendary Freddie Mercury. With huge public demand following his win, Gary created One Night of Queen — a fully live, amazingly accurate tribute concert which has toured ever since, repeatedly selling out theatres and concert halls worldwide.
The twice Grammy-nominated indie-folk duo The Milk Carton Kids hit the stage with music from their new album, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do, from ANTI-Records. With pure tones and moving voices, The Milk Carton Kids know how to capture the quiet dynamics of every song as their guitars and gorgeous harmonies weave a spell that is captivating audiences from coast to coast. Featuring Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale The Milk Carton Kids’ third studio album, Monterey, garnered rave reviews and their second Grammy nomination, “Best American Roots Performance” for “The City of Our Lady” in 2016. Their previous release, The Ash & Clay, received the 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, the same year that The Milk Carton Kids were named the Americana Music Association’s Duo/Group of the Year.
For over 20 years, Macy Gray has gained acclaim globally on the music scene. This R&B, jazz and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, is best known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday. With over 25 million record sales worldwide, Gray has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since kicking off her music career with her debut 1999 CD, On How Life Is. That musical calling card spawned the classic single “I Try,” and both the CD and single were massive global hits which kicked off a streak of success including two Grammys, two MTV awards and a thriving acting career. Her 10th studio LP, Ruby, was released in fall of 2018.
Enjoy an unbelievable evening celebrating great ladies of song from Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and the one and only Whitney Houston. From sound stages or concert halls across the country and around the world, she’s got them standing in the aisles. Bring your own great lady to the show and celebrate Mother’s Day in style.
Lakisha Jones was a single mother and bank employee originally from Flint, Michigan who always dreamed of making it big in the music business, and she had the pipes to do just that!
A top 4 finalist of the 2007 season of “American Idol,” LaKisha Jones is ready to reclaim center stage in music, theatre and television. Her last album, “So Glad I’m Me” was full of Jones’ expressive, full-bodied and arresting vocals, the same voice that electrified “American Idol” viewers with the “Dream Girls” showstopper “And I Am Telling You” and later the Broadway stage in the Oprah Winfrey produced, Tony Award-winning musical, “The Color Purple.” Following her Broadway stint, Jones provided vocal coaching on MTV’s reality competition “Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods,” a show designed to find and hone Broadway’s next star.
A rule-busting multimedia extravaganza, ROCKTOPIA fuses the most iconic 20th Century rock with the most world-renowned classical compositions. Five world class vocalists—backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a powerhouse choir—take the very concept of music itself to electrifying new heights where the anthems of Queen and Journey meet the odes of Beethoven. The power of Zeppelin merges with the poetry of Puccini. The greatness of The Who blends with the grandeur of Strauss.
This is the one-of-a-kind sound of ROCKTOPIA. See it. Hear it. Believe it!
ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE DATE BUYERS:
Due to Ramin Karimloo’s medical emergency, he and Sierra Boggess are rescheduling their performance at the Parker Playhouse originally slated for Friday, February 8th. Mr. Karimloo regrets this inconvenience and hope you will join them on their rescheduled date of Saturday, May 18, 2019. Ticket buyers are asked to please retain their tickets. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new May 18th performance date at 8:00 PM. If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, ticket refunds can be accessed through your original point of purchase.
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Experience an intimate evening of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by by Seth Rudetsky, whom the New York Times dubbed “The Mayor of Broadway,” featuring two Olivier Award Nominees and frequent onstage duo Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo. The two first co-starred in the London premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, where Boggess played Christine Daaé, and Karimloo the Phantom, and also starred together in the 25th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera in London.
Sierra Boggess was last seen on Broadway in the Tony nominated musical School Of Rock. Other Broadway credits include It Shoulda Been You, the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, the revival of Master Class opposite Tyne Daly, and The Little Mermaid. London theater credits include Les Misérables, the 25th-anniversary concerts of The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall and Love Never Dies for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award.
Called “a global actor for a global time” by The New York Times, Iranian-born, Tony and Olivier Award-nominated actor and singer Ramin Karimloo has taken the West End and Broadway by storm with stand-out performances in the most iconic roles. He recently starred on Broadway in the smash-hit new musical Anastasia. In the West End, Ramin starred in two of the West End’s longest running musicals including: Les Misérables, where he’s played Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Marius. Hand-picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber, he played Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and became the youngest person ever to play The Phantom.
Seth Rudetsky is the host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “On Broadway” “Seth Speaks” on Sirius/XM Stars. He penned “My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan,” “The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek” and 3 volumes of “Seth’s Broadway Diary.”