Jersey Boys' Reichard Is in Black and White Dec. 18

News   Jersey Boys' Reichard Is in Black and White Dec. 18
Daniel Reichard, who co-stars in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, presents Christmas in Black and White Dec. 18 at the Metropolitan Room. His special guests include Kelli O'Hara, J. Robert Spencer and Joey Dudding.

Daniel Reichard in Jersey Boys
Daniel Reichard in Jersey Boys Photo by Joan Marcus

Reichard's latest concert, described as "a throwback to those great old black-and-white television specials," will feature a mix of standards and holiday tunes from the forties, fifties and sixties. The singing actor will be backed by a chamber band, and the 10 PM evening will also feature the vocal talents of O'Hara, Spencer and Dudding.

About his holiday show, Reichard writes on his myspace profile, "It's going to be a fun night of standards and beautiful holiday music. This is a bit of a change from my normal rock 'n' roll stuff. It's going to be a black and white evening — from the clothes on everyone's backs to the period of television the songs come from."

Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes by Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Gershwins as well as holiday tunes made famous by Bing Crosby, Mel Torme and Dean Martin.

Daniel Reichard plays Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, a role he created at the La Jolla Playhouse. The actor made his New York debut in Forbidden Broadway: 20th Anniversary Celebration and then played Keith Haring in the Public Theater's Radiant Baby. He appeared Off-Broadway in The Thing About Men, and his regional credits include productions of Brigadoon and Blood Drive.

The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 206-0440 for reservations.

Daniel Reichard
Daniel Reichard Photo by Dirty Sugar Photography
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