Charles Aznavour, the French singer and songwriter, makes a rare New York appearance with an engagement at Broadway's Marquis Theatre, beginning Oct. 20 and officially opening Oct. 21. The engagement, scheduled to run to Nov. 1, was recently extended to Nov. 15.
"Aznavour " will play six shows a weeks, including evening performances Tuesday through Saturday, and a matinee on Sunday, according to a production spokesperson at the Herbert Breslin office.
The Gallic crooner will then hit the road, stopping at Chicago's Shubert Theatre, where he will perform Nov. 17-22, and Los Angeles' Wilturn Theatre, Nov. 24-29. He will sing selections from his catalogue while backed by an orchestra.
DelsenerSlater is presenting the concert, "by special arrangement with Levon Sayan."
Aznavour was born in Paris in 1924, the son of an Armenian cook. A singer since the late '50s, he has written many songs, including "Yesterday, When I Was Young." He's appeared in films since 1958, including Truffaut's "Shoot the Piano Player" and "The Tin Drum." He has also written the scores to several films. For tickets and information on Aznavour at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, call (212) 307-4100. The street box office opens Oct. 5.