Lacretta Nicole Joins Original Jersey Boys Star for His Guide to Christmas

News   Lacretta Nicole Joins Original Jersey Boys Star for His Guide to Christmas Daniel Reichard returns to Birdland December 17-19.
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Daniel Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, brings his annual holiday show back to Birdland beginning December 17.

The singing actor offers his Guide to Christmas December 17–18 at 6 PM and December 19 at 7 PM at the Manhattan venue.

He is joined by Lacretta Nicole, who played Levora Verona in the Broadway musical Disaster!

“This has been a stressful and challenging year in our country,” Reichard said in an earlier statement. “With everything we see on the news in an increasingly fast-paced world, it is hard to imagine getting into the holiday spirit this December. Fortunately, I have lots of practice at celebrating Christmas. Over the past decade in New York City, creating my yearly holiday show has become an extremely uplifting experience for me. For this year's show, I want to share words of wisdom on what to do, and what not to do, to find comfort and joy at the end of the year. This is my guide to Christmas.”

Attendees can expect an eclectic musical program, featuring lively arrangements of Christmas classics, Hanukkah favorites, and romantic treasures from the Great American Songbook.

Reichard is backed by a full band. Musical director Jesse Vargas penned the arrangements. Guide to Christmas is written by Reichard, Patrick McCollum, and Mark Noonan, and is directed by McCollum.

Reichard followed Jersey Boys with a critically acclaimed performance as Candide in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the New York City Opera. He made his New York City debut in Forbidden Broadway: 20th Anniversary Celebration and also played Keith Haring in Radiant Baby at Joe Papp’s Public Theater. Reichard is currently touring concert halls across North America with fellow Jersey Boys alumni in the successful vocal group The Midtown Men.

Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street. Visit BirdlandJazz.com.

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