Monday, November 13, 2017

DANCE, MUSIC THIS WEEK @ McCARTER THEATRE IN PRINCETON

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Savion Glover: PlaYz’ Trane

WHEN: Friday, November 17, at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton
TICKETS: range from $76.50 - $90.50  and can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office at 91 University Place in Princeton.

Savion Glover brings the latest edition of his genius, another exuberant celebration of tap to sound: PLaYz’ Trane. Glover adds yet another dimension to the art of tap, combining his mastery of the complexities of jazz phrasing
with wild improvisations, structures, and deconstruction.

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Together Again: An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, at 8 p.m.
TICKETS:
range from $97.50 - $107.50 and can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office at 91 University Place in Princeton.

Two of America’s singer-songwriter legends join forces in this acoustic collaboration. As a singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that covers almost forty years, fourteen albums, and four Grammys. Whether touring as a “duo” with John Hiatt and others, or with his “large band,” his live performances define the state of the art, incorporating elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

John Hiatt’s career also started forty years ago with the release of the first of his 22 albums, the latest of which is Terms of My Surrender. A master lyricist and storyteller, his songs range in topics from redemption and relationships to growing old—and surrendering (on his terms). They have been recorded by everyone under the sun, from Bonnie Raitt (Thing Called Love) to Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, and Roseanne Cash (This Is the Way We Make a Broken Heart), not to mention his own string of hits (Perfectly Good Guitar, Crossing Muddy Waters, Riding with the King) which have earned him multiple Grammy nominations.

ABOUT McCARTER THEATRE CENTER
Thanks to the efforts of Special Programming Director William W. Lockwood, McCarter Theatre Center is a premier presenter of artists renowned around the world and across genres as varied as dance, classical, pop, jazz, performance art, comedy, magic, children’s theatre, and more. McCarter is supported by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Princeton University, and over 2,000 individuals, corporations, community leaders, and foundations.

The 2017-2018 McCarter Signature Series is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The 2017-2018 McCarter Dance Series is sponsored by the Jerome Robbins Foundation.