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Press Release: Linda Eder in Concert at Ford Ampitheatre – One Night Only – Monday, June 9 at 8pm

THE INCOMPARABLE
LINDA EDER
CELEBRATES 3RD ANNUAL NIGHT AFTER THE TONYS
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
TONY AWARD NOMINEE CONSTANTINE MAROULIS
PLUS THE COMPANY MEN

ONE SHOW ONLY
MONDAY, JUNE 9 AT 8PM
AT THE JOHN ANSON FORD AMPHITHEATRE

Linda EderChris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret proudly present award-winning Broadway star Linda Eder for one show only on Monday, June 9 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The evening will include selections from Eder’s 15 solo recordings which span countless musical genres including Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz. Eder will also welcome fellow Broadway star Constantine Maroulis and America’s first Mashup Group, the COMPANY MEN, as her special guests.

Linda Eder launched her recording career in 1991 and soon established herself as America’s most popular and acclaimed interpreter of pop standards and theatrical favorites. Since then, she has recorded 15 solo albums (including two holiday collections, the most recent of which was released in October 2013) and she is currently working on her 16th solo CD. Eder made her Broadway debut in 1997 in the Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse musical Jekyll and Hyde, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination. Since that time she has performed on 12 cast recordings. The dawn of 2014 finds the concert stage to be the mainstay of Eder’s career — she has performed to sold-out crowds in prestigious venues across the country and throughout Europe including Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap, and the Ravinia Festival. With her Ford Amphitheatre show on June 9, Eder returns to the Los Angeles concert stage for the first time in eight years.

Special guest Constantine Maroulis, known nationally as the sixth place finalist on season four of American Idol, was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for his performance in Rock of Ages on Broadway. In 2012, Maroulis returned to Broadway in a new production of Jekyll and Hyde receiving great critical acclaim for his performance as Dr. Henry Jekyll. Other theatrical credits include several roles in Off Broadway productions and the international tour of Rent, in which he starred as the now iconic character of Roger.

As America’s first Mashup Group, the COMPANY MEN bring together a unique blend of talent, personality, and showmanship that harkens back to an earlier era while pushing the boundaries of today’s current sound. Daniel Tatar, Shawn Perucca, Stuart Ambrose, and Brian Purcell create a truly unique musical experience — timeless music from the past six decades mashed up with today’s hits.

Chris Isaacson Presents has produced over 600 concerts and events since 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, Isaacson has presented Adam Lambert, Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Billy Porter, Ana Gasteyer, Natasha Bedingfield, Paula Cole, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan, Paul Anka, Sergio Mendes, and more. Co-founded by Isaacson in 2005, Upright Cabaret has been redefining the cabaret milieu for a new generation of audiences. Isaacson has also served as Entertainment Director at Rolling Stone LA, and he currently produces entertainment at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Linda Eder: Night After the Tonys is at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, in Hollywood, for one performance only on Monday, June 9 at 8pm. Tickets are $40, $55, and $95; for students and children, tickets are $20. VIP packages are available (includes premium seating and a post-show reception with the artists). Purchase by June 2 and save $5! Discount tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or by calling 323-461-3673. To learn about discounts for groups of eight or more, call 323-769-2147.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps everyone — performers and those behind the scenes — who works in performing arts and entertainment, serving more than 17,000 people annually. Programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. For more, visit www.actorsfund.org.

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ABOUT THE FORD THEATRES

The Ford Theatres are located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood Blvd. and Barham Blvd. in the Cahuenga Pass. The grounds open two hours before showtime for picnicking. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site and box dinners for evening events may be ordered in advance. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. On site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows and $1 per vehicle for morning family shows. FREE nonstacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford, for evening amphitheatre performances only, is available at the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station parking lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles every 15-20 minutes, stops in the “kiss and ride” area. Please allow an extra 30 minutes if taking the shuttle.

This event is part of the Ford Theatres 2014 Summer Amphitheatre Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County based arts organizations. A complete season schedule, directions to the amphitheatre and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.

04-23-14

Press Release: Jeremy Jordan in Concert with Special Guest Ashley Spencer – Mon 5/5 at Catalina Bar & Grill

CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS
BROADWAY, FILM AND TELEVISION STAR
JEREMY JORDAN
IN HIS LOS ANGELES SOLO CONCERT DEBUT
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ASHLEY SPENCER

TWO SHOWS ONLY
MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
7:30PM & 10PM

CATALINA BAR & GRILL IN HOLLYWOOD

Jeremy JordanChris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Broadway, film and television star Jeremy Jordan will make his Los Angeles solo concert debut on Monday, May 5 at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Jordan’s special guest will be his wife, Broadway performer Ashley Spencer. There will be two shows only at 7:30pm and 10pm; cocktail and dinner service begin at 6pm for the 7:30 show and at 9pm for the 10pm show.

Recounting decisive moments from his budding career, Jordan will perform songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Selections will include music from Broadway’s Newsies, NBC’s Smash, the upcoming feature film The Last 5 Years, and many of Jordan’s own personal favorites.

Jeremy Jordan appeared on Broadway in Rock of Ages and West Side Story just prior to receiving critical acclaim for his portrayal of Clyde Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde. He received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Jack Kelly in Disney’s Newsies in 2012, and during the run was tapped for the role of Jimmy on the second season of NBC’s Smash. In addition to Smash, Jordan’s television work has included appearances on Law & Order: SVU and Elementary. On the big screen, Jordan starred in the Warner Bros. feature Joyful Noise and later this year will be seen starring alongside Anna Kendrick in The Last 5 Years, the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s stage musical.

Ashley SpencerAshley Spencer has appeared on Broadway in Grease (after taking second place on the TV reality show Grease: You’re The One That I Want), Hairspray, Rock of Ages, and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. She has also been seen regionally in Les Misérables, The Producers, and Curtains. Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer were married in 2012.

Chris Isaacson Presents has produced over 600 concerts and events since 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, Isaacson has presented Adam Lambert, Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Billy Porter, Ana Gasteyer, Taylor Dayne, Paula Cole, Laura Benanti, Paul Anka, Sergio Mendes, and more. Co-founded by Isaacson in 2005, Upright Cabaret has been redefining the cabaret milieu for a new generation of audiences. Isaacson has also served as Entertainment Director at Rolling Stone LA, and he currently produces entertainment at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Jeremy Jordan with special guest Ashley Spencer will play two performances only at the Catalina Bar & Grill on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30pm and 10pm. Doors open at 6pm for for the 7:30 show and at 9pm for the 10pm show (cocktail and dinner service minimums apply). Admission is $30, and VIP seating ($40) is available. Purchases made before April 28 receive a $5 discount, and online purchases will receive priority seating. Tickets are available at www.TicketWeb.com or www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com, or by calling (866) 468-3399. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, 90028.

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04-17-14

Press Release: Impro Theatre Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday on Friday, April 25 at 8pm

IMPRO THEATRE CELEBRATES
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S 450TH BIRTHDAY
WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF
SHAKESPEARE UNSCRIPTED
FOLLOWED BY CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 AT 8PM

Shakespeare UnScripted artworkImpro Theatre is set to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on Friday, April 25 with a special performance of its currently running production, Shakespeare UnScripted, a post-show discussion, and a champagne reception complete with birthday cake. The curtain will rise at 8pm at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse) in Pasadena.

Shakespeare UnScripted, directed by Brian Lohmann and Dan O’Connor, is a completely improvised play in the style of William Shakespeare. The Impro Theatre ensemble starts with a single audience suggestion and builds improvised, full-length, never-before-seen plays inspired by Shakespeare’s poetry, colorful imagery and bawdy innuendo. Every show is totally unique and brings to life the monarchs, spirits, lovers and fools that make up Shakespeare’s world.

Critical raves for the work of Impro Theatre continue. Of Shakespeare UnScripted, The Tolucan said, “Like a fine Chianti, the show can be sipped and enjoyed. And like a whiskey, it packs a punch. Shakespeare would be overjoyed to know that his works can be interpreted in boundless ways.” ShakespeareInLA.com enthused, “Great improv, like the kind Impro creates, takes comedy and turns it into an art.” And from StageAndCinema.com, “ … as high a degree of general excellence in writing, acting, and direction as I have seen in any theater company in America.”

The cast is a rotating ensemble, including (in alphabetical order) Kari Coleman, Lisa Fredrickson, Kelly Holden-Bashar, Brian Jones, Stephen Kearin, Brian Lohmann, Nick Massouh, Dan O’Connor, Edi Patterson, Paul Rogan, Michele Spears, and Floyd Van Buskirk. The set and costumes are by Sandra Burns, the lighting design is by Leigh Allen, stage manager and lighting improviser is Michael Becker, and sound improviser is Alex Caan.

Impro Theatre is an Unscripted Repertory Company that has brought innovative, unscripted theatre to Los Angeles and the world. The company’s goal is to take core narrative and style elements of great playwrights and writers, and create a new play using no more than the essence of an author’s work and an audience suggestion. Most recently, unscripted explorations of great literary figures has included Shakespeare, Dickens, Stephen Sondheim, and Tennessee Williams. For more, visit www.ImproTheatre.com.

Shakespeare UnScripted plays through Sunday, May 4 only. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through May 4 only. (No performance on Thursday, May 1.) Tickets are $25 ($15 student tickets are available; student ID required at the door) and are available online at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by calling (626) 356-7529.

The Carrie Hamilton Theatre is located upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Avenue, in Pasadena, 91101. Lot and street parking are available.

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04-15-14