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TONY WINNER DEBBIE GRAVITTE JOINS
DAVID LAWRENCE FOR TRIBUTE TO HIS PARENTS STEVE AND EYDIE
Broadway’s favorite leading ladies, Tony Winner Debbie
Gravitte will appear alongside David Lawrence for A
TOAST TO STEVE & EYDIE. David Lawrence is indeed the son
of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, two of the music industry’s most
celebrated recording artists and performers. “I am so honored to be
continuing the legacy of my mother and father and their music. I am
equally honored to share the stage with my friend Debbie Gravitte.
The show we’ve put together embodies all their craft, their humor and
Join us for the East Coast premiere
of this swinging big band tribute to Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé, whose careers included television, Vegas and
Broadway. The Grammy and Emmy-winning artists are remembered for such
hits as: “We Got Us,” “I’ve Got to Be Me,” “This Could Be the Start
of Something Big” “The Ballad of the Sad Young Men,” “Too Close for
Comfort,” “Blame it on the Bossa Nova” and “If He Walked into My
Life” (from Jerry Herman’s musical Mame).
Backed by a
full swing bad, conducted by Russ Kassoff, the concerts
take place on Saturday, May 21, at 8 PM and Sunday, May 22, at 3 PMat
the Vogel Auditorium at the Axelrod PAC.
the Axelrod’s main stage—for the first time since 2019—Dr. Art
Topilow welcomes Deb Lyons, a Broadway and West End
veteran from Smokey Joe’s Café, on
Sunday, April 24, at 3 PM. In addition to songs by the great
Carole King, I Feel the Earth Move will
include standards by Johnny Mercer, George & Ira Gershwin, Harold
Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Johnny Burke and more!
Joining Dr. Topilow at the piano
will be Tom Timko on sax, David Longworth on
drums and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass.
24, 29, 30 at 7 PM, June 25 at 2 PM and 8 PM, June 26 at 3 PM
is pleased to be premiering a hilarious, high-energy, swinging new
musical, A MONKEY AND ME: Stories I Never Told My
Motherby award-winning Broadway writer, Jonathan
Brielle Holtzman (Foxfire, Himself and Nora),
headlining alongside six-time Emmy and Tony nominee, Tovah
Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony, Pippin, Becoming Dr. Ruth),
in his semi-autobiographical musical about growing up in Asbury Park,
wrestling with gangsters, two ex-wives, a monkey from his Las Vegas
extravaganza, and, of course, his overbearing theatrical Jewish
mother….all in the name of learning to love yourself to find love.
Directed and choreographed by Kelli Barclay (associate
on 42nd Street), A Monkey and Me may
make you laugh and consider all the things you should tell your
And don’t forget…GREASE IS FINALLY
COMING THIS SUMMER!
“We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,”
June 3 – 19,
its 50th anniversary, GREASEis
the word this summer! Rescheduled from spring of 2020, America’s
favorite 1950s musical GREASE is finally
taking the stage at the Vogel Auditorium, under the direction and
choreography of Lisa Stevens (Broadway & West
End’s Chicago, 9 to 5) with music direction by Logan
Medland. When the Broadway musical was transformed into a
Hollywood spectacular starring John Travolta and Olivia
Newton-John, Grease became a cultural phenomenon, and the musical continues to break records in the box office—because
it’s that much fun…and we LOVE every song!The show runs
June 3 through June 19….stay tuned for the full cast announcement and
VERY SPECIAL TEEN ANGEL!
are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination and valid ID.
Masks are required for everyone in the arts center. All tickets are
refundable and exchangeable up until the day of performance. The
Axelrod promotes a NO RISK policy for all ticket purchasers.