Stories & Cast Interviews

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The legendary JACK JONES!!

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Jack Jones will appear on the WBT STAGE on March 1, 2010!

 

Jack Jones is an important musical force known for his unparalleled voice and a career that spans jazz, popular songs and show tunes. Jones is considered one of the best exponents of the great American songbook.

WBT is thrilled to have Jack and his ensemble; Mike Renzi on Piano, Chris Colangelo on Bass, and Kendall Kay on Drums, for this exciting one night only concert!

 

Inspired after seeing Frank Sinatra perform at his high school, Jack Jones decided to pursue a music career. His first demo, on which he sang “This Could Be the Start of Something Big” captured the attention of a club owner who booked Jones for a three week run. The performances

gave Jones valuable exposure, and he was signed to a music label.

 

His rise to the top has included consistently sold-out shows and more than 50 albums - 17 of them charting Billboard’s Top 20 - including “The Race Is On”, “Lady”, “Call Me Irresponsible”, and “What I did for Love”. The legendary crooner won two Grammys for “Best Male Vocal Performance,” and he was nominated for the songs “The Impossible Dream”, “Wives and Lovers”, “Lollipops and Roses” and the album “Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett”, in which Jones pays homage to his longtime friend and American icon. The New York Times proclaimed: “Note for note phase by phrase, he is arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer of a vanishing ilk.”

 

In addition to a successful recording career, Jones has performed to wide applause in musical theater, appearing in Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, She Loves Me, and The Pajama Game. He also received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Don Quixote in the national tour of Man of La Mancha. He was a staple on television variety shows in the 60s and 70s including: Toast Of The Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), The Andy Williams Show, The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour, Bandstand, and The Steve Allen Show. Many Americans recognize Jones’ voice on the theme song for the popular television series The Love Boat, on which he also guest-starred. In the early summer of 2008 the world’s most recognized hotel brand, Holiday Inn

Hotels and Resorts, launched their “M.B.A.” (Master is Business Accommodations)

marketing campaign bringing the timeless voice of Jack Jones singing a new recording of The Love Boat Theme. Jones also recently shared his voice with a whole new generation when he sang “Boat of Romance” as part of an episode on the emmy nominated Disney Channel animated musical television series Phineas and Ferb.

Monday, February 22, 2010

NINE is a Ten!

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Robert Cuccioli as Guido & the beautiful cast of NINE!

Monday, February 1, 2010

They're back! Together in NINE!

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Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will be re-united on the WBT stage as they star in Yeston/Kopit's Musical, NINE!  WBT audiences may remember that Ms. Crampton, who will play Luisa Contini, was our beautiful & haunting Christine Dae in Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM. Mr. Cuccioli, the famed PHANTOM, will take on the role of Guido Contini, the Italian Director. The original screenplay, "8 1/2", on which this musical is based, is said to be auto-biographical of the great film director, Federico Fellini, himself. The Musical has intriguing flashbacks, sexy song-and-dance numbers, and romance, Italian style!