LaChanze, the Tony Award-winning star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island, and more, will record an EP entitled Feeling Good, featuring musical highlights of her upcoming new concert of the same name at The Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. The show will debut February 27, 2017, in anticipation of a national tour. The recording will be released February 24.
“Feeling Good is a peek into my life through song,” she explains. “Since our preview back in 2014 at Joe's Pub we have been reworking the material to include original music as well as new arrangements starting with the title song, arranged by Michael Olatuja. I’ve been flirting with the idea of a concert that explores my life for three years. I am currently working on my memoir and this process has inspired this evening of music. We use jazz, rock, and soul, along with contemporary Broadway compositions to take you on this journey.”
Show time at the Highline Ballroom is 8 PM.
LaChanze won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in the original cast of The Color Purple. Other Broadway credits include If/Then, Once on This Island (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Ragtime, Company, and Uptown It’s Hot. She starred Off-Broadway in Dessa Rose (Obie Award and Drama Desk Award nomination), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Drama Desk nomination), and Inked Baby. Film credits include The Help, Side Effects, Breaking Upwards, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Disney’s Hercules, For Love or Money, and Leap of Faith.
The venue is located at 431 West 16th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. VIP tickets are available $65. Visit HighlineBallroom.com for seats.