Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen Will Play The Schimmel Center's 2014-15 Season

News   Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen Will Play The Schimmel Center's 2014-15 Season The Schimmel Center at Pace University has announced its 2014-15 season – including performances from Patti LuPone, an evening of Cy Coleman and work from Ben Vereen – among other listings in music, dance, theatre and film.

The Schimmel Center Series is curated by Martin L. Kagan, Pace University’s Executive Director of Cultural Affairs.

Kagan said in a statement, "in a city renowned for artistry and diversity, [the] Schimmel Center continues to establish itself as a key player in New York’s performing arts landscape. We hope to continue to showcase Schimmel Center as an accessible and vibrant venue for international artists and ensembles of the highest quality to perform at affordable prices for all of New York City and the Tri-State area.”

For a full listing of performances and to purchase tickets, visit the Schimmel Center’s website.

Selected events from the Broadway/Cabaret Series follow:

* Oct. 18
American Showstoppers, featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra
An Evening of Cy Coleman
Doors/Lobby Bar at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $29 - 49

"Broadway composer Cy Coleman once summed up his show business philosophy in a conversation with conductor-arranger Fred Barton: “I like to entertain.” And entertain he did, in a prolific series of the most high-octane, brassy Broadway scores ever written, including Sweet Charity,Seesaw, Little Me, Barnum, The Will Rogers Follies, and Broadway’s ultimate big-band swing show,City of Angels. His shelf was lined with Tony Awards and his songs set millions of toes tapping throughout his over 40-year career. Fred Barton, collaborator with Cy Coleman on three of his productions, now brings the powerful pulse of Coleman’s Broadway sound back where it belongs, front and center, with a hot swing orchestra and a cast of Broadway singers and dancers. The concert will feature the top Cy Coleman hit songs as well as solid gold gems that deserve another hearing featuring a cast that will include original Broadway cast members of some of Cy Coleman’s best-loved shows, some talented new faces, and the Scott Thompson Dancers."

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Mar. 6
American Showstoppers, featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra
An Evening With Irving Berlin
Doors/Lobby Bar at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $29 - 49

"Irving Berlin's work is the gold standard in American show music, spanning over 100 years from his Russian-Jewish origins, through his earliest purely American hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (which was played on the Titanic in 1912), through the entire 20th-century evolution of the Broadway musical. Fred Barton and his Orchestra will bring an entire century of Irving Berlin's greatest songs to life once more, as they were meant to be heard and seen, on stage with a cast of expert Broadway singers and dancers, with new orchestrations in the Golden-Age Broadway style at its finest."

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May 9
Patti LuPone in Concert
Doors/Lobby Bar at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $79 - 119

"A Broadway Superstar for more than 30 years, Patti LuPone is a two-time Tony Award Winner (Best Performance by a Leading Actress for Evita and Gypsy); Olivier recipient (Best Actress in a Musical for Les Miserables), and a two-time Grammy winner (Best Classical Album, Best Opera Recording for Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny). Her bold, infectious personality and talent has led her to win the hearts of musical theatre mavens across the globe."

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May 30
An Evening with Ben Vereen
Doors/Lobby Bar at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $49 - 69
"Broadway legend, Ben Vereen, best known for his roles in Pippin, Wicked, Will Roger’s Follies, and many more, performs a one-man concert with a three-piece live music back-up. Spend an evening with Ben as he covers many of the musical highlights of his career."

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