Conceived and created by Martin Charnin and Keith Levenson, the April 19 concert at New Jersey's State Theatre will feature Bostwick and Carroll performing theme songs from a host of television programs. Entitled "TV Hit Parade," concertgoers can expect to hear the themes from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Jeffersons" and "Friends," among others. Show time is 8 PM. Diahann Carroll, who made her Broadway debut in House of Flowers, won a Tony Award for her work in No Strings. Carroll has a long string of "firsts" associated with her career: She was the first African-American actress to have her own TV series ("Julia"), the first black cast member of "Dynasty" and the first black actress to play Norma Desmond (she starred in the Canadian production of Sunset Boulevard). The actress/singer has also starred in several feature films, including "Claudine," for which she received an Academy Award nomination.
Barry Bostwick received a 1977 Tony Award for his performance in The Robber Bridegroom and was also Tony-nominated for his work in They Knew What They Wanted and Grease. His other Broadway credits include Cock-A-Doodle Dandy, Hamlet, Soon and Nick & Nora. Bostwick's television and film credits are numerous.
"TV Hit Parade" will be presented at New Jersey's State Theatre, located at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. For tickets, call (732) 246-7469 or visit www.statetheatrenj.org.