Where were you when you first heard, Do You Know the Way to San Jose… Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree… What I Did For Love… I Got Plenty of Nothin’… Oh What a Night… and Then Came You…
These classics will be performed by such musical legends as Dionne Warwick; Tony Orlando; Donna Mckechnie; Tony Nominated Norm Harris; The Spinners and many others, when the 2012 – 2013 season at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) launches on September 30.
The roster also features Charo in Concert; Hal Linden; master mimic Rich Little; zany comedian Rob Schneider; The Hit Men who were secretly responsible for hundreds of solid gold hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s; and no-holds-barred comedian Pat Cooper.
Additionally, audiences will be treated to the Russian National Ballet, Duquesne University Tamburitzans and two witty farces, You’ve Got Hate Mail, an “on-line” comedy of errors; and The Capitol Steps, presenting Take the Money and Run for President.
A concert, Black Stars of the Great White Way, a Chapman Roberts Concept, is based on Chapman’s historic photograph taken in Times Square of hundreds of Broadway’s black performers. The concert will spotlight some of the greatest black male performers, including Norm Lewis who is starring on Broadway as Porgy in the 2012 Tony-Award winning Porgy and Bess. The concert will be presented during black history month and provide the setting for both the QCC Symphonic Band and York College’s Big Band to work alongside Broadway professionals. After the show’s premiere at Queensborough, members from both bands will perform with the cast at Carnegie Hall. In tribute to the performers, Sardi’s Restaurant will provide QPAC patrons with a 15 percent discount when dining at its restaurant following the concert.
Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director of QPAC, said, “I am elated that we will have the privilege of playing host to some of the most influential, thrilling performers of our time. No matter what your age, background or artistic taste —this dynamic season offers a magical experience for everyone!”
For more information, please contact the QPAC Box Office at 718.631.6311; tickets are available online at www.visitqpac.org. Visit us on facebook!
Don’t let the high costs of shows in Manhattan, plus the cost of parking your car; stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing. Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Joel Grey, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin, and Ben Vereen.