The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach, SC is giving away six CDs in honor of The Midtown Men’s concert on Saturday, February 25th! Click here to visit their Facebook page – just leave a comment for your chance to win.
2017 finds The Midtown Men in the middle of their 7th (SEVEN!!) year touring together. It also brought a change, albeit temporary, to the group, as Michael is on a leave of absence for a few months. We have always known that these four guys are first-rate performing artists, and it’s been so fun to see how, over the years, they have each been able to pursue their own creative outlets.
So what is Michael up to? Last night, the NYC theater community was privileged to see Michael begin previews in a new Off-Broadway show, called The View Upstairs. The show opens on February 28, and if you’re in the area, you will NOT want to miss this! Michael shows off his singing, dancing, and acting chops in a fun role that he helped create. The View Upstairs was inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community. It examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future. Words that have been used to describe the show already include “beautiful,” “powerful,” “vibrant,” and “important.”
Check it out if you’re going to be in the NYC area this spring!!
Tickets at www.theviewupstairs.com.
For those of you concerned about what this means for TMM, rest assured! During Michael’s leave of absence, Travis Cloer, of Las Vegas (and Broadway) Jersey Boys fame is joining Christian, Daniel and Bobby on tour coming soon to a city near you!
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The Midtown Men had the crowd on their feet last night in Redding, CA – the first of three California shows this weekend!
Considering the amazing night with The Midtown Men at BB King’s last May and the upcoming closing of Jersey Boys after 11+ years on Broadway, the January 8th concert at BB King’s had all the makings of a very special evening. I think those in attendance would agree – it did not disappoint!
The audience arrived early to dine and chat with friends before the show. All over the room, there were greetings and hugs as friends were reunited in their mutual love for this group.
Some very special friends of TMM were in the room as well, including long-time friends and supporters Stevie and Maureen VanZandt, Jay Siegel (the Tokens), and Gene Cornish (the Rascals).
Also introduced from the stage were members of the Jersey Boys family, both past and present. Original Cast members Peter Gregus (Bob Crewe), Sara Schmidt (“My Boyfriend’s Back), alumni Russell Fischer and Travis Cloer (Broadway, Vegas Frankie), as well as current and final cast member Chris Messina cheered and danced their way through the show.
Christian, Michael, Daniel, and Bobby fed off the energy from the audience, and appeared to be having as much fun as all of us. It was a truly special night in midtown, and the best way to start the new year. Were you there? Send us your pictures (Tmmclub@comcast.net) and we’ll post them!
Still looking for that perfect Christmas or Hanukkah gift? Look no further, Midtown Men fans!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE MIDTOWN MEN’S RETURN TO B.B. KING BLUES CLUB IN NEW YORK CITY!
If you were fortunate enough to be in the house for the May 2016 show, then you know what I mean when I say that this venue is the perfect showcase for TMM’s talents! The room was alive with energy from start to well past the finish of what was a totally exhilarating show – and I have no doubt that it will be so again on January 8th!
Get your tickets while they last, because you do not want to miss this awesome opportunity.
Click here for tickets and information.
AS REPORTED BY THEATERMANIA:
(Andy Lefkowitz • New York City • Dec 8, 2016)
Disaster! Star Lacretta will Join Daniel Reichard in His Guide to Christmas, a special holiday concert that will play at Birdland December 17-19.
Lacretta, recent star of the Broadway musical Disaster!, will join Daniel Reichard, original star of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, for his annual New York City holiday show Daniel Reichard’s Guide to Christmas at Birdland December 17-19. The event is directed by Patrick McCollum.
The evening of stories and songs features an eclectic musical program, featuring lively arrangements of Christmas classics, Hanukkah favorites, and romantic tunes from the Great American Songbook. Reichard will be backed by a full band, with Jesse Vargas music-directing and writing musical arrangements. Guide to Christmas is written by Reichard, Patrick McCollum, and Mark Noonan.
Click here for tickets.
*****In 2016, Daniel has a record-high 6 holiday shows! His first Christmas show was on the west coast, San Francisco, Sunday, December 11, 2016. Daniel will have 3 holiday shows in NYC, followed by two more in his hometown of Cleveland. Click here for ticket info on the Cleveland show. *****
2016 has been a smashing year for you so far and we can’t wait to see what the future holds! We love you and are behind you all the way. Have a wonderful day celebrating YOU!
Love, The Midtown Club
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As if Bobby wasn’t busy enough touring with the Midtown Men, he is always keeping busy with other theater projects. Longtime Jersey Boys and TMM friend Pam Singer was in the audience when Bobby took the stage in New York City this past weekend. She was kind enough to share her thoughts about the experience:
“Lest anyone think Bobby Spencer is simply the fantastic singer, dancer and Midtown Man one sees on stage, think again. Bobby is an amazing actor whose voice, expression, demeanor and body language truly make a character come alive. Case in point: ‘Breaking The Shakespeare Code’, a 2 person character study that Bobby and Erikka Walsh brought to life in an intimate reading this week. Those of us fortunate enough to be there witnessed a thrilling 80 minutes of cascading emotions and crackling chemistry. There’s a reason this man is a Tony nominated Broadway actor! He’s got talent to burn. A lovely reception followed the reading, and as always, it was great to chat with Bobby. Look forward to seeing him and the other Men again soon.”
Doreen and Frank Capasso were also in the audience and added these thoughts: “The play itself was brilliantly written; it leaps through time without leaving anything out. Bobby really puts his heart and soul into everything he does; we all see it when he performs with the Midtown Men but the outside projects he chooses really showcase a different side of his talent. His acting was out of this world!”
Congratulations Bobby! We can’t wait to see what you do next!