NOVEMBER IS BURSTING WITH ENTERTAINMENT AS CITYSTAGE AND SYMPHONY HALL WELCOMES TONY DANZA – STANDARDS & STORIES AND A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN ALONG WITH THE LAST WALTZ LIVE AND JOE BONAMASSA
Concerts and Musical Tributes come to CityStage & Symphony Hall this November!
The Last Waltz Live – RETURN ENGAGEMENT! The Last Waltz Live is a re-creation of The Band’s classic concert film featuring The Rev Tor Band as The Band along with an All-Star Springfield based cast performing the songs of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and more. Each concert features a new lineup of guest artists making it a unique, all-star experience. Featuring Peter J Newland of FAT with members of THE LONESOME BROTHERS, BOX CAR LILIES, FLIPPER DAVE, THE DIAMOND COLLECTION, along with, Jim Armenti, Lynn Barsalou, Brett Connors, Tommy Filiault, Jenny Goodspeed, Wally Greaney, Jen Jensen, Carrie Johnson, Kenny LaBelle, Janet Ryan and Phil Simon.
November 10th, 7:30PM at CityStage. Tickets are $35 & $30, Member tickets are $30 & $27
TONY DANZA - Standards & Stories - Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, TONY DANZA is accompanied by his talented four-piece band. DANZA performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.
Perhaps best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, Taxi and Who’s The Boss, TONY DANZA has also established himself as a song and dance man, and recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas, with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high”. Among his past successes, Tony has starred on Broadway in the The Producers, A View from the Bridge, and opposite Kevin Spacey in The Iceman Cometh, and starred in beloved films such as Angels In Outfield, She’s Out of Control, and Hollywood Knights.
The New York Times raved, “Tony’s a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm… He exudes the kind of charisma that can’t be taught!”
November 12th, 7PM at Symphony Hall. Tickets are $59/$49/$44, Member tickets are $50/$42/$38.
VIP tickets include a "Meet and Greet with TONY DANZA” and a post-show champagne reception in the Mahogany Room. (limited number of tickets are available)
Tickets are $125, Member tickets are $107
Joe Bonamassa - Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon, Joe Bonamassa, announces his new North American FALL TOUR dates for 2017 in support of his latest studio solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.
Joe is backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians featured on his Grammy Nominated album Live At The Greek Theatre including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements) Paulie Cerra (saxophone), and amazing back up vocalists who will bring a whole new life to the show which will feature new songs alongside career-spanning favorites.
By exceeding his own high artistic goals, Bonamassa has shattered all expectations with his latest single, This Train which has reached new audiences – no mean feat when you consider his astonishing track record of hits, which now includes 17 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history) and in 2014, the guitarist received his second Grammy nomination (for Best Traditional Blues Album) for his latest Live album Live At The Greek Theatre, his tribute to the Three Kings of the blues.
Bonamassa’s stature in the music industry has built steadily over the years. Along with his longtime manager, Roy Weisman, the iconoclastic guitarist built his own successful record label, management and concert Promotion Company called J&R Adventures. In addition, his connection to fans on social media has grown to over 2.7 million Facebook friends, over 148K Twitter followers, and more than 270K Instagram followers.
Download a Free Song from Joe Bonamassa at www.jbonamassa.com/freemp3
“They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong - Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." - Classic Rock Magazine
“Joe Bonamassa continues to push the boundaries of blues rock. With each new record, he challenges himself to deliver something new, something fresh, and keep things interesting whilst, at the same time, staying true to the roots of blues music.” - National Rock Review
November 17th, 8PM Sharp! at Symphony Hall. Tickets are $151/$127/$101/$91/$81(plus handling fees)
* Special Engagement, not presented by SPADC. Gift certificates and discounts do not apply.
A Night With Janis Joplin – Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, the Springfield area is invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the hit musical A Night With Janis Joplin.
Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” this sensational show is a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends the New York Times raved that A Night With Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.”
November 18th, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall. Tickets are $59/$49/$39, Member tickets are $50/$42/$33
Tickets to this show, and the remainder of the season, are available at the CityStage & Symphony Hall Box Office located at One Columbus Center in downtown Springfield, via telephone at 413.788.7033 or online at www.citystage.symphonyhall.com. Group discounts available. Call for more information.