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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.
The Midtown Men had the crowd on their feet last night in Redding, CA – the first of three California shows this weekend!
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.
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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.
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*****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. *****
The Midtown Club’s ELLAvate LIFE campaign kicked off just two weeks ago and had already received over $800 in wristband orders and/or donations!
A Huge THANK YOU to our Donors:
To become a Donor, visit the ELLAvate LIFE page.
Category: CLUB EXCLUSIVE
Still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life? Well, if you will be in the New York City area for Mother’s Day, look no further!
Daniel Reichard will perform a special Mother’s Day concert – Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers – tomorrow at Birdland Jazz Club!
“New York City is blessed with an abundance of gifted people, several of whom I know well, others whom I’ve known casually over the years, and many of whom I have never met, but admired from afar,” says Reichard. “That’s what this show is about — celebrating the great times we can all have when we get together on any given night in the Big Apple. This evening will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
Reichard’s guest performers will include Broadway veteran Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys), tap dancer Luke Hawkins (Hail Caesar!), cellist Elad Kabilio, singer-songwriter Maddy Wyatt (of the band Wyatt), and more. Jesse Vargas will serve as the evening’s musical director and arranger.
For more information, click here.
The Midtown Club is joining in the fight against childhood cancer with our ELLAvate LIFE wristbands.
We are honored to be allowed a glimpse into our sweet little friend Ella’s personal battle with Leukemia and the treatment’s ongoing challenges. We are continually inspired by her brave spirit and her family’s faith and courage. Ella so inspires us with her beautiful smile and zest for life that we are motivated to share this inspiration and help bring awareness to the struggle that she, and over ten thousand children in America, will face in the coming year.
Introducing the ELLAvate LIFE wrist band – available in Adult and Youth sizes. You too can join in the fight and inspire everyone you meet to “ELLAvate LIFE.” Proceeds will directly help children with cancer to thrive through treatment with the support of The V Foundation and MaxLoveProject organizations.
On behalf of Ella and her family, and the thousands of families across America who need our help to survive and thrive through cancer treatment, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Single band for $5
Three (same-sized) bands for $12
Additional bands for $2.50 each (must also choose a 3-PACK)
Or, if you prefer, you can simply make a donation
Category: CLUB EXCLUSIVE
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to one of the sweetest, most talented men I know, Mr. Christian Hoff!
From the first time I met Christian, I knew he was something special. And here he is today, proving night after night that he is, indeed, something special. I am so thrilled to be able to share Christian’s – and The Midtown Men’s – amazing journey with you, the fans!
Happy Birthday, dear Christian!! The Midtown Club loves you!
Category: Christian Hoff
A concert review by TMM Superfan, Debby Baker
On April 9, The Midtown Men found a sweet home in Alabama for their first visit to Anniston.
From the first note of “Big Girls Don’t Cry” to the last note of “Bye Bye Baby,” the Men had the crowd in the palm of their hands.The minute MM hit the stage, the energy level went off the charts and stayed there. Michael jumped up and down with excitement, Christian grinned and waved at the crowd, Daniel made eye contact with fans and Bobby smoothly welcomed the audience. It was our 13th concert and it was like we were back with dear friends who just happen to be amazing artists.
The group kicked off the show with a medley of two songs from Jersey Boys – “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Sherry” – complete with choreography. It was a great way of reminding the audience of the MM’s Jersey Boys pedigree.The medley was followed by familiar performances of “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Happy Together” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.” No matter how many times we hear them perform, the guys make each song sound special and fresh.
Between numbers, the group members introduced themselves and bantered with each other, just like brothers. Their camaraderie and obvious affection for each other add layers of fun to every performance. You never know what they will say or do. One night, Bobby re-tied Daniel’s shoelaces – while Daniel was singing! I’m sure it took a herculean effort on Daniel’s part not to lose it.
It never ceases to amaze me how Daniel can perform “Cry for Me” night after night and still make it heart-wrenching and thrilling. When he drops down to that knee, you can actually hear people gasp.We were thrilled with new arrangements – especially “Daydream” by Christian. In fact, there were several musical tweaks that brought freshness to familiar songs. It was also nice to have the MM band spotlighted in many numbers. It’s a joy to watch those magnificent musicians during the show – they are obviously having fun.
Other recent additions include “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by Michael, “Galveston” by Bobby and “Got to Get You Into My Life” by Christian.
Later in the show, Michael absolutely slayed his rendition of the Righteous Brothers classic, “Unchained Melody,” leaving the crowd screaming at the end. I must admit this song isn’t a favorite of mine, perhaps because I heard it so much after it was featured in the movie Ghost, but Michael brought it to life in spell-binding fashion. He made me love that song again.In fact, Michael was delightful throughout the show, giving an extra spark to everything – interpreting his numbers beautifully, adding zest to the choreography and engaging the crowd.
In a break from tradition, there was no intermission. The guys took a break while the band performed its entertaining medley of 1960s TV show themes, and then returned for the second half of the show, beginning with the always-fun MM classic, “Get Ready.”That was followed by crowd favorites such as “Time of the Season,” “Vehicle” and “Groovin.”
Two relatively new songs, “For What It’s Worth” and “In My Life,” packed a real punch. Christian’s performance of “For What It’s Worth” brought back memories of the turbulent 1960s and sadly reinforced the fact that we face the same challenges today. Bobby’s rendition of “In My Life” by the Beatles struck a deep chord as it expanded the listener’s understanding of how love of every kind enriches our lives. I get teary-eyed every time I hear this song now, thanks to Bobby.
Knowing just the right time to switch gears, the guys launched into a crowd favorite and one of the highlights of the show, “The Motown Medley.” Their choreography is always stellar, but it totally rocked in this compilation of “Ain’t Too Proud,” “I Want You Back,” “I Second That Emotion,” “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination” and “You’re All I Need to Get By.” The minute the guys began those incredible dance moves, the crowd went crazy.
It was almost the end of the show, and still the MM were giving it their all – true trademarks of consummate entertainers. The show came to a close with the audience on its feet and singing along to “Oh, What a Night,” clear evidence the MM had scored another triumph.
The Midtown Men genuinely love and appreciate every single one of their supporters, and they never fail to make sure they know it. These guys quickly become more than favorite singers – they become friends. As we were saying goodbye to Bobby, we told him we’d see them again in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in May – a six-hour drive one way for us. With a look of surprise on his face, he exclaimed, “Why?!?”“Because we love you guys,” we said, to which he replied, “But still – why!?” That speaks volumes to the humbleness of these amazing performers. They do it for the love of the music and the opportunity to perform it together. The fact that they have fans who love and appreciate them is almost an extra perk for them.
We can’t say it enough – if The Midtown Men are appearing anywhere in your vicinity, don’t miss them. You can thank me later.
Debby And Dan Baker, LaGrange, Georgia