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Frank & Friends

Date: 
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 7:00pm

With Special Guests Capathia Jenkins and Clint Holmes
Monday, May 20 at 7pm
www.BirdlandJazz.com
$35 cover, $10 food/drink minimum
Benefitting The Actors Fund

The Broadway at Birdland partnership with multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn continues with another “Frank & Friends” concert on Monday, May 20 at 7pm.  The series of very special one-night-only concerts celebrates the songs and favorite performers from the composer’s wide range of work in popular, theatrical and classical music.  All profits will go to The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment.

The concert will take place on Monday, May 20 at 7pm, and will feature Broadway performers Capathia Jenkins and supperclub star Clint Holmes, with Wildhorn at the piano.  Jason Howland will act as musical director. 

Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn's works span the worlds of popular, theatrical, and classical music.  In 1999, Frank became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War.  Also for Broadway: Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, and Bonnie & Clyde (Tony Award nominated for Best Score).  Frank produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre.  International:  Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, and Tears of Heaven.  Frank served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998).  He wrote the song “Gold”, the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics.  He received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name.  Among the artists who have recorded and performed Frank’s works: Whitney Houston (#1 international hit “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”), Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Linda Eder, Freddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Stacy Lattisaw, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Amy Grant, Anthony Warlow, to name a few.

Location

Birdland NYC
315 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues
New York, NY
United States