LaChanze's Valentine's Day concert is scheduled for 8 PM; doors will open at 6 PM. LaChanze's concert will include "Something for Me," which was cut from The Color Purple, as well as tunes made famous by Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn and Peter Gabriel. The actress' new CD, "Love LaChanze," will also be released Feb. 14 on iTunes and Amazon.com.
LaChanze won a Tony Award for her performance as Celie in The Color Purple. She has also appeared on Broadway in Once on This Island, Ragtime, Company and Uptown . . . It's Hot! and Off-Broadway in Dessa Rose, The Vagina Monologues and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. LaChanze was also Tony-nominated for her work in Once on This Island.
The actress will return to the stage in March in the Playwrights Horizons world premiere of Christina Anderson's Inked Baby.
Highline Ballroom is located in Manhattan at 431 West 16th Street. For tickets, priced $35, go to ticketweb.com or call (866) 468-7619. For more information visit www.highlineballroom.com.