Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Continue reading
The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong; Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Bat Out Of Hell and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. The 2018/2019 Broadway Series season continues in June with Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong; Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, 2015 Grammy-winner for Best Musical Theater Album; and Bat Out of Hell, winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017 and nominated for eight What’s On Stage awards in 2018. The 2018/2019 season concludes in August with golden ticket Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Continue reading
AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL; CHICAGO; A BRONX TALE and FALSETTOS will go on sale Friday, September 7 at 10am.
The 2018/2019 Broadway Series season continues December, 2018 through February, 2019 with A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, the hilarious classic 1983 movie nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, December 12-16, 2018; CHICAGO, recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history, December 18-23, 2018; A BRONX TALE, the streetwise musical based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story directed by Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Tony winner Jerry Zaks, December 26-January 6, 2019; and FALSETTOS, nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, February 12-17, 2019. Continue reading
The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for Chris Botti will go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Chris Botti, American trumpeter, composer and Grammy-winner for Best Pop Instrumental Album, will perform for one night only at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.
Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, Chris Botti has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Continue reading
The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Theater Center jointly announced today an unprecedented new collaboration to co-produce the Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY which will be the first title on the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series 2018/2019 season. The smash hit musical comedy HAIRSPRAY will play 12 performances July 7 through July 15, 2018 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.
HAIRSPRAY will be included in the six-show 2018/2019 Broadway Series package which will be announced on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
I recall the first time heard Tony Bennett perform in concert. I was still in high school and saw that he was appearing in Dallas at Flag Pole Hill near White Rock Lake in East Dallas with the Dallas Symphony. I had little or no knowledge of the iconic singer other than from his standard, I Left My Heart In San Francisco. What struck me that warm July 4th day was the man’s intensity and love for the Great American Songbook. Since that day I have seen Bennett no less than 25 times and look forward to his visits to our city.
Tony Bennett has an amazing background. In World War II he helped liberate prison camps. He had many close calls and actually engaged the forces in house-to-house and city-to-city clean up. It was after the war that Pearl Bailey discovered Bennett and invited him to open for her. That first evening Bob Hope was in the audience and was so taken that he invited Bennett to go on the road with him. Bennett went on to becomes a crooner of pop tunes of the day, and his first big hit was Because of You recorded in 1950, and it reached number one on the charts where it remained for ten weeks selling millions of copies. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Tickets are on sale now for Harry Connick, Jr. who will be performing at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District for one-night-only at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 15. Tickets range from $45 to $120 and can be purchased online, by phone at 214-880-0202, in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, 2353 Flora Street (Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road.
Need a Connick fix right now? Jump on, my friends. Continue reading