A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular Presented Dec. 20 in NYC

News   A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular Presented Dec. 20 in NYC
Acclaimed Barbra Streisand impersonator Steven Brinberg offers A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular Dec. 20 at Symphony Space in Manhattan.
Steven Brinberg as
Steven Brinberg as "Simply Barbra" (Streisand)

The evening, which benefits The Ali Forney Center — New York's primary emergency housing resource for homeless LGBT youth — also feature special guests cabaret and theatre veteran Julie Wilson, Guys and Dolls' Tituss Burgess and The Broadway Boys. Show time is 8 PM.

Christopher Denny is the evening's musical director.

Julie Wilson made her Broadway debut in Three to Make Ready and has also been seen on Broadway in Kismet, The Pajama Game, Jimmy, Park and Legs Diamond, earning a Tony nomination for her work in the latter. She toured in productions of Show Boat, Panama Hattie, Silk Stockings, Follies, Company and A Little Night Music, and her West End credits include Kiss Me, Kate; South Pacific; and Bells Are Ringing. In the past few decades Wilson has become one of the most respected and critically acclaimed artists on the cabaret scene. Her recordings are numerous and include "My Old Flame," "Live From the Russian Tea Room" and "Julie Wilson at the St. Regis," among others.

Tituss Burgess, who created the role of Sebastian the Crab in Mermaid, has also been seen on Broadway in Jersey Boys and Good Vibrations. His regional credits include The Wiz, La Cage aux Folles and The Civil War. Burgess' TV credits include "The View," "The Today Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman." The actor's solo recording, "Here's to You," is available on iTunes. Burgess was recently cast in the upcoming revival of Guys and Dolls.

Steven Brinberg has performed his Streisand impersonation on stages in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Houston and the U.K. He recently completed a sold-out tour of the U.K. and the West End, following record-breaking runs at London's Playhouse and Jermyn Street theatres. Brinberg is the winner of the MAC Award and the Bistro Award for his Simply Barbra performances. He also appeared in the workshops of Ken Page's musical Nightlife and can be heard on "Simply Barbra Duets." Symphony Space is located in Manhattan at 2357 Broadway at 95th Street. Tickets, priced $25-$65 (VIP tickets at $100-$125 include a post-performance reception), are available by calling (212) 864-5400 or by visiting symphonyspace.org.

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