About New Faces Sing Broadway
From 1934-1968 a series of musical revues entitles "New Faces" was instrumental in introducing the public emerging talent with names like June Carrol, Robert Clary, Imogene Coca, Jane Connell, Professor Irwin Corey, Henry Fonda, Alice Ghostley, Ronny Graham, Billy Hayes, Tiger Haynes, Van Johnson, Madeline Kahn, Eartha Kitt, Robert Klein, Carol Lawrence, Paul Lynde, Virginia Martin, Bill McCutheon, John Reardon, Maggie Smith, Inga Swenson, and many, many more.
In tribute, Porchlight Music Theatre announces a new Chicago revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway!
Hosted by a popular Chicago music theatre "name" and featuring a company of Porchlight up-and-coming talent, the evening is a journey from the start to the finish of one specific musical season on Broadway, peppered with visuals of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation, the very best music of the "hit and miss" productions that made up a musical season on the Great White Way will sing again in an intimate and elegant cabaret environment.
For the real music theatre aficionados, the evening will offer occasions to "name that show tune" in a fun and fast-moving music theatre game where participants will be able to win Porchlight tickets and swag and audience members will be invited to occasionally sing-along as the chorus of some of the best-known hits from that Broadway season.
2016-2017 New Faces Sing Broadway Season
We thank Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin for their generous support of this season's New Faces.
New Faces Sing Broadway 1969
Hosted by E. Faye Butler, co-directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo and Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello
Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30pm – Uptown Underground* (4707 N. Broadway)
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30pm – Skokie Theatre (7924 Lincoln Ave)
In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 – 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum.
In addition to the performances on stage, the host engages the audience to sing along as the “Broadway chorus” of some of the best-known production numbers from that classic musical season and challenges them to “Name that Showtune,” a fun and fast-moving music theatre trivia game where participants win Porchlight prizes.
Performances in this new edition include songs from shows and revivals that were part of the 1969 season on Broadway including 1776, Celebration, Dear World, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, George M!, Hair, Her First Roman, Jimmy, Maggie Flynn, Promises, Promises, Zorba, Coco and others.
TICKETS TO ALL NEW FACES PERFORMANCES ARE JUST $22!
For any questions please contact Porchlight Music Theatre at 773.777.9884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Uptown Underground is a 21+ venue and you will be asked to show a proper, government issued ID at the door. Minors permitted ONLY when accompanied by a legal guardian.