Charles Aznavour, the French singer and songwriter, will conclude his current rare New York appearance, at Broadway's Marquis Theatre, on Nov. 15. The engagement began Oct. 20 and officially opened Oct. 21. It will have played one preview and 23 regular performances. Following Broadway, the Gallic crooner will 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.
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.