Micky Dolenz NYC Live Album Pre-Order
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF
Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll Live AT 54 BELOW
(August 20, 2015- New York, NY)- Broadway Records has announced that the newest addition to its Live at 54 BELOW series, “Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll – LIVE at 54 BELOW” will be released on September 25, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/micky-dolenz-a-little-bit-broadway-a-little-bit-rock-n-roll.
In early July, Micky Dolenz performed several sold-out evenings at 54 BELOW, the famed performance venue in New York City. This charming Broadway performer and legendary rock ‘n’ roll star will be back to 54 BELOW September 25th and 26th by popular demand to celebrate the launch of his album.
This brand new show was a way for Dolenz to combine his love of Broadway with his love for rock ‘n’ roll into one exuberating concert. The album consists of The Monkees greatest hits and some rarities, along with songs from the musical roles he has performed and the shows he loves. Dolenz framed each song with personal anecdotes and behind the scenes intel, such as his friendship with the Beatles, how he met his wife and the fact that stalwarts Neil Young and Ry Cooder played on the original recording session for “As We Go Along.” The compilation of songs and stories creates a joyous and nostalgic atmosphere for both Dolenz and the audience.
“It was a little bit out of my usual comfort zone, but each show was better than the last and I guess our original concept worked. If the truth be known, the original TV-series was a lot like a half-hour Marx Brothers musical on TV. It’s great that we’ll have the live recording as a permanent record,” said Dolenz.
Van Dean, founder of Broadway Records adds, “I grew up on the Monkees re-runs and having the opportunity to create this show and resulting album with one of my idols is definitely a ‘pinch me’ moment. It’s thrilling to see how much his fans have embraced this new show. We anticipated they would sing along with some of the Monkees songs at the concerts but to also hear them sing along with his rendition of ‘Pure Imagination’, was pure magic.”
Hollywood Reporter said, “Delivering exuberant versions of several classic Monkees hits interspersed with theatrical songs both familiar and relatively obscure, the still youthful 70-year-old singer performed with an obvious joy that proved infectious.”
The Huffington Post said, “The highlight for me was the show tunes, ranging from “Don’t Be The Bunny,” from Urinetown, to “Mr. Cellophane” from Chicago. The guy’s an amazing actor, and he emotes the hell out of these tunes. He’s a little bit of a ham, on the over-the-top side, to be sure, but in a cabaret setting, it works. Oh man, does it work.”
The album launch performances at 54 BELOW are September 25th and 26th at 7:00 pm. Tickets start at $45 cover plus a $25 minimum. Please note that ticket prices are subject to change. To purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. 54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch.
Micky Dolenz was one of the stars of the sixties TV show “The Monkees,” about a rock-and-roll band. The group sold over 65 million records (with Dolenz as their lead singer), and their albums included “The Monkees,” “More of the Monkees,” “Headquarters” and “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.” Dolenz also starred in the West End musical The Point and later became a producer-director for the BBC and London Weekend Television. In 1996 the Monkees reunited for a 30-year summer tour around the U.S., and Dolenz directed an episode of the hit TV show “Boy Meets World.” His other theatre credits include the National Touring Company of Grease, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Tom Sawyer, Disney’s AIDA on Broadway; Pippin’; and, Hairspray in the West End where he essayed the character of Wilbur.
Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll – LIVE at 54 BELOW is produced by Michael J. Moritz, Jr. and Executive Produced by Van Dean.
This album is the latest in the “Live at 54 BELOW” series that started in 2012 with albums by Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Christiane Noll, Andrea McArdle, Aaron Tveit, Laura Benanti and the most recently released Ahrens and Flaherty, Marin Mazzie, Danielle Hope, Jarrod Spector, Sierra Boggess and Shapiro Sisters. Many more titles in the series are currently in the works and more albums will be announced shortly.
BROADWAY RECORDS is one of the preeminent record labels in its industry and has produced cast albums for many major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, the soon-to-be released Doctor Zhivago and the recently released The Visit and Side Show Original 2014 Broadway Cast Recording) as well as the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde and Big Fish) and NBC’s television event, Peter Pan Live!. Broadway Records believes in delivering the best cast recordings to its customers, while also striving to innovate with the critically acclaimed “Live at 54 BELOW” series featuring top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Marin Mazzie, Laura Benanti and many others. Recently, BroadwayWorld.com nominated 19 of Broadway Records’ albums for their inaugural 2014 Album Awards, all of which can be found by visiting www.broadwayrecords.com.
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes “the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs.” Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.
For more information on 54 Below, contact Keith Sherman at Keith Sherman & Associates Public Relations: 212.764.7900 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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