Funny Girl Star Mimi Hines Celebrates 80th Birthday with NYC Concert July 17
By Andrew Gans
Mimi Hines, who was most recently seen on the New York stage in the City Center Encores! production of Follies, celebrates her 80th birthday July 17 with an evening at the Manhattan nightspot 54 Below.
Mimi Hines: The 80th Birthday Concert begins at 9:30 PM. The singing actress is 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.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For more information and tickets, call (866) 468-7619 or visit 54Below.com.
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