Cheyenne Jackson and Audra McDonald Will Play Tilles Center's 2014-15 Season on Long Island

By Philippe Bowgen
12 Jul 2014

Long Island’s Premier Showplace, The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post (Brookville, NY),  will present  over 40 entertainment acts each weekend through 2015 – including performances from Broadway's Audra McDonald and Cheyenne Jackson to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and more – starting Oct. 5. 



In a statement, executive director Elliott Sroka said, “Our 2014–15 season features some of today’s top performers, from the legendary Jay Leno to Audra McDonald coming off her amazing 2014 Tony win...each year, we create a mix of music, theater, dance and family entertainment that appeals to a wide range of ages and interests."

Selected performances follow:

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Smokey Joe’s Café 20th Anniversary Tour Featuring The Coasters
Oct. 5 at 7 PM
The longest-running musical revue in Broadway history features sizzling choreography set to music by the legendary Leiber and Stoller. Bop along to such hits as “Yakety Yak,” “Poison Ivy,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Stand By Me.”

Evil Dead: The Musical
Oct. 24 at 8 PM
This musical comedy based on the cult film tells the story of five college students who spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. Blood flies, bodies are dismembered, and demons tell bad jokes—all to music. The best seats are in the “splatter zone” . . .

Million Dollar Quartet
Feb. 15, 2015 at 7 PM
This Tony Award–winning Broadway musical was inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session in which Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock 'n' Roll,” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

Anything Goes
March 8, 2015 at 2 PM
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this first-class comedy by Cole Porter are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You're the Top,” and, of course, “Anything Goes.”

Peter and the Starcatcher
April 19, 2015 at 4 PM
Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical afternoon of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by the New York Times as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of five Tony Awards, Peter Pan’s swashbuckling prequel will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.

Audra McDonald
May 9, 2015 at 8 PM
An intimate performance by the six-time Tony Award–winning Broadway legend and a defining voice of our time.

Cheyenne Jackson: Music of the Mad Men Era
Dec. 6 at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Cheyenne Jackson has got it all: the voice, the moves, and quirky self-effacing humor.

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For a full listing of performances and to buy tickets to performances from the worlds of dance, theatre, opera and more – including family friendly entertainment – visit  tillescenter.org or ticketmaster.com.