On Friday, October 19, noted arranger and producer, Fred Barton, whose work is heard regularly in concert halls around the country, is bringing the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel stage. The legendary Harold Arlen won the world over for his score to The Wizard of Oz, and was the composer of countless Broadway and Hollywood songs that will be brought to life backed by a full 12-piece orchestra and stars of the Broadway stage.
Featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra and including an appearance by two-time Tony Award nominee Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar, Marie Christine) this evening will include iconic songs from the Harold Arlen songbook including Get Happy, Come Rain or Come Shine, and Stormy Weather. Others making appearances during the evening are Broadway stars Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, Capeman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Anastasia Barzee (City of Angels, Miss Saigon, Jekyll & Hyde), Jen Cody (Urinetown, Grease), Stephen Bogardus (Man of Lamancha, Love, Valour, Compassion, City of Angels), and Damon Kirsche (Encores' Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever).
Fred Barton was in the original cast and music-directed Forbidden Broadway. His Broadway and national tour conducting credits include: Cabaret with Joel Grey; Zorba with Anthony Quinn; Camelot with Robert Goulet; and City of Angels. His symphonic arrangements are played regularly at Carnegie Hall and by orchestras nationwide. He has numerous credits as television composer, lyricist, book writer, and music director.
Pace Presents: American Showstoppers: The Music of Harold Arlen Featuring The Fred Barton Orchestra
Ticket prices for American Showstoppers: The Music of Harold Arlen Featuring The Fred Barton Orchestra at The Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University range from $30 to $55. The performance will take place on Friday, October 19 at 7:30PM.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://schimmel.pace.edu or call toll-free (866) 811-4111.
Pace Presents performances take place at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan.