By Andrew Gans
02 Jul 2013
Mimi Hines: The 80th Birthday Concert is scheduled for July 17 at 9:30 PM. The singing actress will be joined by music director Russ Kassoff.
Attendees can expect to hear Hines' renditions of “Till There Was You," “Who Can I Turn To?," "Pink Taffeta Sample Size Ten," “Liaisons" and “My Shining Hour” as well as several songs from Funny Girl.
Mimi Hines first burst onto the entertainment scene in 1958 when she and her partner, Phil Ford, performed on Jack Paar's "The Tonight Show." After headlining in top clubs around the country, Hines made her Broadway debut when she replaced Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, performing the lead role for 18 months. Since that time she has starred in several national tours, recorded numerous albums, and returned to Broadway as Miss Lynch in the Tommy Tune production of Grease!. Hines was also seen in the York Theatre Company's production of 70, Girls, 70, part of its "Musicals in Mufti" series, as well as the City Center Encores! production of Follies. Her recordings are numerous. Visit MimiHines.com.