The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. Contains explicit language.
Twelve singers, 45 albums, and more than four decades of vocal excellence add up to Chanticleer, the group The New Yorker has called “the world’s reigning male chorus.” Their repertoire spans ten centuries and includes everything from Gregorian chant and music of the Renaissance, to jazz, spirituals, and pop. This Grammy award-winning ensemble brings their precise and emotional voices to major concert halls throughout the world.
Bring together three of the most respected singer-songwriters in the American folk scene, and something magical happens. Comprised of veteran musicians Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky, the group started as a way for three longtime friends to cover each other’s songs and breath new life into old favorites. With sophisticated instrumentation and gorgeous harmonies, Red Horse’s music overflows with all the wonder of great songwriting.
The stakes are high and espionage is in the air. A night at the Casino Royale is sure to be one that lives on in legendary tales. The 2020 UFPA Gala will transport you to the casino floor, where you will experience a lavish evening complete with decadent food, lively entertainment, delightful dancing and casino games for all. Prep the Aston Martin, get ready to bet big, and dress to kill.
Back by popular demand, Catherine Russell was a crowd favorite for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Big Band Holiday show in 2017. This singer’s booming, brassy vocal power and honeyed smoothness is sure to be an absolute treat for the UpStage series. Before launching her remarkable solo career, Russell excelled as a backup singer and multi-instrumentalist with artists including David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon. Descended from musical royalty, she draws inspiration from her jazz pioneer mother, Carline Ray, and longtime Louis Armstrong bandleader father, Luis Russell.
Cristina Pato is a master of the Galician bagpipes, a classical pianist, and a passionate performer. With effortless, joyous, and powerful expression, she explores various Latin-rooted rhythms found worldwide. Rounding out Pato’s immensely talented quartet are accordionist Julien Labro, double bassist Edward Perez, and percussionist Mauricio Zottarelli.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony ® Award-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by seven-time Grammy ® nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
“ChamberSoul.” That’s how this incredible cellist and singer-songwriter describes her unique music, which weaves jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. This intimate UpStage performance will feature the perfect mix of Tucker’s smooth, lyrical originals, as well as unique reinterpretations of songs you know by heart.
After a career covering all of the weird and wonderful facets of humanity in more than 100 countries, Annie Griffiths is excited to come speak about how she has turned her creative energies toward supporting programs that empower women and children in the developing world. One of National Geographic’s most celebrated photographers, Griffiths shares images and stories from the globetrotting career that has taken her from Bedouin campfires to Argentinian horse whisperers.
Known for her smart, laugh-out-loud observational humor and spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, packing venues across the country. Fans of NPR’s No. 1 show, the comedy news quiz, “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,” will be very familiar with her razor-sharp wisecracks, as Poundstone is one of the show’s most popular panelists. She can now be heard weekly on her own podcast, “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone,” which debuted in 2018.