Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Sinatra at the Movies
with Carole J. Bufford, Marissa Mulder and Billy Stritch
Moderated, with Film Clips, by Will Friedwald

WHEN: Saturday, May 28; doors open 7:30 PM; performance 8 PM

Cabaret stars Carole J. Bufford and Marissa Mulder, accompanied by award-winning jazz pianist and composer Billy Stritch, perform "All the Way," "High Hopes" and other great songs written for Frank Sinatra's three decades as a Hollywood headliner.Sinatra biographer Will Friedwald hosts this unique performance and narrates screening of clips from Sinatra's hit Hollywood musicals.

WHERE:  New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chase Room, 1 Center Street, Newark NJ
TICKETS: Start at $50

Whether dancing with Gene Kelly in On the Town, singing with Bing Crosby in High Society or shooting dice with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls, many of our favorite moments with Sinatra are from his vast and storied movie career. Join singers Carole J. Bufford, Marissa Mulder, jazz pianist and composer Billy Stritch and Frank Sinatra biographer Will Friedwald in the intimate, cabaret-style Chase Room as he hosts this unique performance and narrated screening of clips from Sinatra's hit Hollywood musicals.

Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scene. Billy has appeared in cabaret venues across the nation as well as concert performances at the London Palladium, NHK Hall in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro's Municipale Auditorium. In New York, he has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and originated the role of Oscar the rehearsal pianist inthe 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street which starred Christine Ebersole. He is also a songwriter and arranger, and his composition "Does He Love You" was recorded by Reba McEntire and Linda Davis. The single reached the number one spot on the Billboard Country chart, winning a Grammy Award and selling over five million copies along the way. Billy has arranged for many top performers and is a frequent collaborator with Liza Minnelli.

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