Julie Wilson Will Be Part of Brinberg's A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular

News   Julie Wilson Will Be Part of Brinberg's A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular
As previously reported, acclaimed Barbra Streisand impersonator Steven Brinberg will offer A Simply Barbra Holiday Spectacular Dec. 20 at Symphony Space in Manhattan.

The evening, which will benefit The Ali Forney Center — New York's primary emergency housing resource for homeless LGBT youth — will also feature special guests Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid) and The Broadway Boys. Newly announced to be part of the festive occasion is cabaret and theatre veteran Julie Wilson. Show time is 8 PM.

Christopher Denny will be 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.

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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