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November 2019

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Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley at the Saban Theatre on November 2nd

Betty Buckley

  • By Kenne Hoffman
  • Photo Courtesy of Saban

One night only! Broadway, film, and television’s Betty Buckley appearing at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills! Fresh from her role as Dolly Levi in the National Tour of Hello, Dolly!, Buckley will be performing selections from her 2018 albums Hope and Story Songs, and more. Buckley’s credits boast an impressive array of work including the 1976 film Carrie, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, the TV series Eight is Enough, AMC’s Preacher, and of course Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats, for which she won a Tony Award.

She has played many iconic stage roles written for women including Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Miss Alice Nutting in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and older Edith in Grey Gardens. She has, by anyone’s standards, achieved the status of a Broadway Diva!

For her Saban performance Buckley will be accompanied by four musicians and pianist Christian Jacob. She thinks of this evening as more of a gallery showing than a concert, showing portraits of human beings and stories about our common experience.

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Rita Moreno

An Evening with Rita Moreno November 9th at The Broad Stage

Rita Moreno

  • By Arlene Winnick
  • Photo Courtesy of The Broad Stage

LA Audiences are in for a rare treat when the legendary Rita Moreno takes the stage at The Broad Theatre on November 9.  The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winning legend performs an evening of her favorite songs from the American Songbook, Broadway classics, swing and jazz numbers plus selections from her Spanish album, Una Vez Más.  The always charming Moreno – accompanied by a trio of musicians – shares a collection of personal stories and endearing anecdotes from her remarkable career and is still going strong after eight decades.

Moreno is best known for her iconic role as Anita in the 1961 film, West Side Story.  The breakthrough role earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress – the first Hispanic performer to ever win an Academy Award.  She recently wrapped filming on a remake of West Side Story playing the newly created role of Valentina.  The movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, is scheduled for a December 2020 release.

Currently, Moreno stars as Abuelita Lydia Riera, the hilarious grandmother on Netflix’s popular reboot of Norman Lear’s One Day at a Time.

For more details, click here.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello

  • By Dennis Petrone

Many may have first discovered Camila Cabello when she started dating Shawn Mendes about four months ago and put out a couple of silly make-out videos with him. But true top pop aficionados and reality show fans alike know she’s been slaying it for some time in her own right. At 22 years old, the Cuban-American singer, songwriter and actress rose to fame on The X Factor (U.S.) in 2012 when she first appeared in the girl group Fifth Harmony. She went solo from the group with popular duets such as “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, and collaborations including “Hey Ma” with Pitbull.

Then in May 2017, Cabello released her debut solo “Crying in the Club” which peaked at 47 on the U.S. charts, paving the way to her debut album release, Camila (2018), which featured the lead single “Havana” with Young Thug. The album topped the charts in several countries including the U.S. Queue Shawn Mendes who joined her in duet for her song “Señorita” and for a moment, Camila Cabello simultaneously broke music (“Señorita” has continuously been playing on a loop since) and took over the internet.

So what’s next for this señorita super star? Post her recent performances of “Easy” and “Cry For Me” on Saturday Night Live, she’s performing several live concerts through the end of the year including five iHeartRadio Jingle Ball appearances.

For everything Camila Cabello, click here.

Donna Summer

SUMMER The Donna Summer Musical at Pantages Theatre

Donna Summer

  • By Arlene Winnick
  • Photo Courtesy of Pantages

No one’s music is more synonymous with the 1970’s and 80’s disco era than the incredible Donna Summer. Her songs still live on to this day on dance floors and in clubs across America and around the world. Wind up that mirror ball and get ready to relive the Queen of Disco’s rise to fame and fortune in the musical version of her life: SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical coming to the Pantages Theatre this month.

The show reveals Summer breaking through barriers in three stages of her life:  Duckling Donna in her pre-teens in Boston starting out in a gospel choir; Disco Donna, in her late teens and 20s as she starts on the road to fame and success; and Diva Donna in her 50s and at the top of her career. The popular songs and over the top dance numbers (oh those costumes) are the real stars here with twenty classic hits including: “Hot Stuff,” “Love to Love You Baby,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Bad Girls,” “Heaven Knows,” “On the Radio” and the duet with Barbra Streisand, “No More Tears (Enough is Enough).”

Not only was Summer an inspiration to every music diva who followed, she was the voice of a generation and this show finally gives her a rightful place in our pop culture. I guarantee you’ll be singing along and dancing in the aisles.

For tickets and more details, click here.

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