"To Nat King Cole with Love" Benefit to Feature Maurice Hines and Lillias White
By Andrew Gans
Singer-actor-dancer Maurice Hines will pay tribute to the late, great Nat King Cole Aug. 23 at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in an evening to benefit Ronald McDonald House New York and The New York Pops Education Programs.
Hines' special guest will be Tony Award winner Lillias White, who is currently back on Broadway in Fela!
The duo will be backed by a swinging band while they perform "the American standards that made Nat King Cole a legend of song and dance." Show time is 8 PM.
Maurice Hines was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Uptown . . . It's Hot! and has also been seen on Broadway in Bring Back Birdie, Sophisticated Ladies, Eubie! and The Girl in Pink Tights. He also conceived, directed and choreographed Broadway's Hot Feet. Hines was seen on screen in "The Cotton Club."
White, a 2010 Tony nominee for her performance in Fela!, garnered a Tony Award for her work in Cy Coleman's The Life. She also starred on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Barnum and Once on This Island and as Effie in the revival of Dreamgirls. White has also appeared in the Actors' Fund of America's benefit concerts of Dreamgirls, Funny Girl and Hair and was part of the cast of the City Center Encores! production of Purlie.
For tickets visit www.rmdh.org/Page.aspx?pid=446, call Richard H. Martin at (212) 639-0206 or email email@example.com. For more information visit www.rmh-newyork.org and www.newyorkpops.org.
Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City.
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