Manhattan Madness: Broadway Coming to Alexandria

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Laine Berry Miller
Laine Berry Miller

Join us for Manhattan Madness in Alexandria, August 19th and 20th. These two stellar evenings of song and laughter will unite Tony Award Winner Faith Prince and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award Winner Jason Graae in a delightful evening of song. Veterans of 17 Broadway shows between them, this pair takes to the stage singing their most requested and memorable Broadway numbers. Join Prince and Graae, two of Broadway’s finest (and funniest) performers, for an evening you won’t soon forget. The San Francisco Chronicle recently called them “the Steve and Edie of the 21st Century!”

 

Faith Prince has been dazzling Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as “Ms. Adelaide” in Guys and Dolls. As one of Broadway’s best loved leading ladies, Faith was the consummate villainess as “Miss Hannigan” in the revival of Annie and “Ursula” in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. She wowed Broadway audiences in this season’s #1 comedy hit, Disaster.  Faith currently recurs on ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey and just wrapped her 5-season run as Brooke Elliott’s mother on Lifetime’s hit series Drop Dead Diva. Younger fans will recognize her voice as “Mrs. Perkins” from Tinkerbell & the Great Fairy Rescue.

 

GRAAE-AS-FROSCHDubbed the “undoubted master of humorous song” by New York Magazine, Jason Graae wowed audiences at last year’s Manhattan Madness cabaret held at the Bentley. Jason starred on Broadway in A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy!, and Off-Broadway in Forever Plaid, Olympus on My Mind, and many more. In Los Angeles, Jason won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. Jason originated the role of “Houdini” in the L.A. production of Ragtime and won an Ovation Award for Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA!. Jason wows audiences from the Metropolitan Opera to Cabarets on all coasts. On TV, his many appearances include Six Feet Under, Rude Awakening, Friends, Frasier, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and also as the Lucky Charms Leprechaun!

 

New York Cabaret accompanist Christopher Denny will be on piano. Laine Berry Miller will also appear with the two stars. The three were classmates at University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and have remained close ever since their days as “starving actors” in New York City!

 

The two evenings of incredible Broadway music and anecdotes will be held in two different venues. On Friday, August 19th, the pair will perform in concert at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 7:00pm for an 8:00pm concert. Tickets are $60.00 for Gold Circle (Premiere Reserved Seating and a Sparkling Dessert Reception with the Stars following the Concert), $40.00 Silver Circle (Reserved Orchestra Seating), $25.00 Adults (Mezzanine) and $15.00 Students (Mezzanine).

 

Faith hannigan-webOn Saturday, August 20th, there will be an intimate dinner cabaret at LSUA’s Richard Gwartney Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30pm with dinner at 7:00pm and the Cabaret at 8:00pm. Tickets are $80.00 Diamond Circle (Specialty Table Seating, Dinner, Cabaret and Sparkling Dessert Reception), $60.00 Ruby Circle (Table seating, Dinner and Cabaret), and $35.00 (Chair Seating and Cabaret only).  Tickets to Manhattan Madness are available online at www.LBMproductions.net or by calling (318) 451-4327 or (318) 451-3915.

 

LBM-original-logos_2014_Feb_7962-771789Faith Prince and Jason Graae will also conduct a Broadway Workshop on Saturday afternoon, August 20th, at LSUA, along with their accompanist, Christopher Denny. The three instruct at the famed Yale Cabaret Conference. Michael Sterne will be accompanist for the workshop. Workshop fee is $75.00. Sign up at www.LBMproductions.net or by calling Laine Berry Miller at (318) 451-3915. Class size is limited.

 

LBM Productions also announces auditions for their upcoming musical, Addams Family. Auditions are for ages 8 to 108 August 25th through 27th at the Rapides Foundation Building. Performances are October 20th through 30th at the Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre. The show will be dark on Saturday, October 22nd. Find more information at www.LBMproductions.net or by emailing DirecotrLBMP@gmail.com.