Mary Poppins' Ashley Brown Will Make Birdland Debut
By Andrew Gans
Ashley Brown, who created the title role in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, will make her solo Birdland debut in November.
Brown's concert, part of the Broadway at Birdland series, is scheduled for Nov. 19 at 7 PM. Yaron Gershovsky is musical director.
Ashley Brown: Call Me Irresponsible will feature many of Brown's favorite songs from Broadway and the American Songbook, including selections from her PBS special of the same name, which received a Telly Award.
Brown also played Belle in Broadway's Beauty and The Beast, and she starred in the national tour of Disney's On The Record. Brown recently starred as Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zambello’s Show Boat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has performed with many orchestras including the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall, The Pittsburgh Symphony, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (three times), Fort Worth Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra (two times), the Indianapolis Symphony (three times), Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, the Philly Pops, and the BBC orchestra opposite Josh Groban. Brown’s debut album of Broadway and American Songbook standards was recently released nationwide on Ghostlight/Sony.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $25 cover and a $10 food/drink minimum; for reservations visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.
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