Broadway Star and Tony Award Winner, Lillias White
We are excited to have Broadway star and Tony award winner, Lillias White joining us live in the studio this Thursday, June 6th to discuss her upcoming one woman show, A Woman On Love. The show, which takes place at the Catalina Jazz Club (see below for more details) features a performance with our newest friend of the show, Jake Simpson, making it a show you won’t want to miss if you are in the Los Angeles area. Co-hosting will be Cindy Sciacca Hooker.
BROADWAY STAR AND TONY AWARD-WINNER
BRINGS HER NEW SHOW, A WOMAN ON LOVE
TO CATALINA JAZZ CLUB IN HOLLYWOOD
TWO SHOWS ONLY
MONDAYS, JUNE 3 & 10 AT 8:30PM
Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret present the West Coast club return of Broadway diva and Tony Award-winner Lillias White in her new show, A Woman On Love, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. There will be two performances only, on Mondays, June 3 and 10 at 8:30pm, with cocktail and dinner service beginning at 6:30pm. The June 10 show also marks the second anniversary of The Night After The Tonys, a tradition begun in 2012 by Ms. White and Upright Cabaret.
Lillias White is currently starring in the critically acclaimed production of August Wilson‘s Joe Turner’s Come And Gone, under the direction of Phylicia Rashad at the Mark Taper Forum. Ms. White made her Broadway debut in Barnum (1981), and went on to perform in many other Broadway shows, including the 1987 revival of Dreamgirls, Cats, Once On This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chicago, and The Life, in which Ms. White gave a performance as a no-nonsense, world weary hooker that won her the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She received a 2010 Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Funmilayo in the hit musical Fela! She has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and she has appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. She has toured internationally with her solo show From Brooklyn to Broadway, and she has been seen on television on Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, NYPD Blue, and Sesame Street (for which she won an Emmy Award), to name only a few.
The music director for A Woman On Love is Abdul Hamid, and Ms. White will be joined onstage by OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) star Jake Simpson. Simpson twice won top honors (2003 & 2004) on CBS’s Star Search with his powerful high tenor voice and three-octave range. Jake has recorded, written and performed with a multitude of award-winning artists including Desmond Child, American Idol finalists David Archuleta, Syesha Mercado and Adam Lambert, The Voice finalist Frenchie Davis, pianist Jim Brickman, Shoshana Bean, Matt Cusson, Taylor Dayne, Paula Cole, and most famously on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the legendary Stevie Wonder.
About Chris Isaacson Presents: This ‘young impresario’ has promoted, created and produced over 500 events since forming his company in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, Isaacson has produced many of the most influential stars of his generation including Adam Lambert, Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Shoshana Bean, Neil Patrick Harris, Natasha Bedingfield, Orianthi, Taylor Dayne, Paula Cole and legends like Paul Anka, Sergio Mendes, and more. Isaacson is also founder of LA’s renowned Upright Cabaret, which has been redefining the cabaret milieu for a new generation of audiences since 2005. Upright Cabaret celebrates old style cabaret while simultaneously bringing young Broadway and young Hollywood together in a live setting. This past year, Isaacson served as Entertainment Director at Rolling Stone Los Angeles in Hollywood. His concerts have been featured on Access Hollywood, Extra, ABC’s On The Red Carpet, KTLA Morning News, Fox’s Good Day LA and in the LA Times, OK! Magazine, and New York Post. Visit www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com.
Lillias White: A Woman On Love will be at the Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood for two performances only on Mondays, June 3 & 10 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm for cocktail and dinner service (minimums apply). Admission is $30, and VIP seating is available. Tickets may be obtained by calling (866) 468-3399 or by visiting www.UprightCabaret.com/events. Tickets purchased online will receive priority seating.