Diahann Carroll begins touring her concert Almost Like Being In Love: The Lerner & Loewe Songbook Nov. 5 at the John Harms Center in Englewood, NJ. The tour will continue through Jan. 31, 1999.
Almost Like Being In Love showcases the work of composer/ lyricist team Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner whose two decade long musical collaboration included Brigadoon, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady and Gigi. Some of the songs featured in the concert include "They Call the Maria," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face," "Heather on the Hill," "On the Street Where You Live," and "Show Me."
Carroll most recently starred as Norma Desmond in both the Canadian premiere and tour of Sunset Boulevard. She won a Tony Award in 1962 for No Strings in a role Richard Rogers had written for her. She has also been active in movies and television, having been nominated for an Academy Award in 1975 for "Claudine" and done roles in "Julia," "Dynasty" and the up-coming "The Sweetest Gift" for Showtime.
Mark S. Hoebee directed and choreographed Almost Like Being In Love with musical direction by Curtis McKonly. Carroll is backed up by four Broadway performers: David Bedella (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Jonathan Dokuchitz (Tommy), Jordan Leeds (Sunset Boulevard) and David A. White (Five Guys Named Moe).
The tour dates follow: Nov. 9: Naples, FL, Philharmonic Center
Nov. 11: Bristol, TN, Paramount Center
Nov. 13: Westhampton, NY, Westhampton Beach PAC
Nov. 14: Hartford, CT, Bushnell Theatre
Nov. 15: Springfield, MA, Springfield Civic Center
Dec. 1-6: Boston, MA, Shubert Theatre
Dec. 14-15: Macon, GA, Grand Opera House
Dec. 17: Gainesville, FL, University of Florida
Dec. 18: Coral Springs, FL, City Center
Dec. 19: Boca Raton, FL, FAU
Dec. 20: Bunnell, FL, Flagler Auditorium
Dec. 22: Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel PAC
Jan. 6-7, 1999: Costa Mesa, CA, Orange County PAC
Jan. 8-9, 1999: Palm Desert, CA, McCallum Theatre
Jan. 10, 1999: Glendora, CA, Haugh PAC
Jan. 12, 1999: Prescott, AZ, Yavapai College
Jan. 13, 1999: Tempe, AZ, Sun Dome
Jan. 15-16, 1999: Seattle, WA, The Paramount
Jan. 26, 1999: Decatur, IL, Kirkland PAC
Jan. 27, 1999: TBA
Jan. 28, 1999: Kitchner, ONT, Centre in the Square
Jan. 29, 1999: Clinton Township, MI, Macomb Center
-- By Christine Ehren