Bucks Live! Presents Keith Spencer’s ‘Brothers on Broadway’
Talented baritone pays tribute to African-American leading men Fri. Feb. 1 at the Zlock Performing Arts Cetner
Bucks County Community College, which has been bringing outstanding musical events to the region for more than 50 years, presents Keith Spencer in “Brothers on Broadway” Friday, February 1, as part of the Bucks Live! cultural events series.
This one-man show backed by an all-star band is a celebratory tribute to Broadway’s African-American leading men, including legends such as Sammy Davis Jr., Cab Calloway, Ben Vereen, Paul Robeson, Gregory Hines, and others. This musical journey commemorating Black History Month includes well-known selections from shows such as Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Pippin, The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton and more.
Spencer, a dynamic, versatile baritone, has appeared on stage from Philadelphia’s Prince Theater to the Broadway tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night. He has performed in Bristol Riverside Theatre’s Summer Concert Musicale series, including one-man performances in the Nat King Cole tribute For Sentimental Reasons, and the big band Cole Porter revue Too Darn Hot! Outside the theatre, Spencer has performed live concert back-up vocals for artists such as Roberta Flack and Rosemary Clooney.
Tickets for Keith Spencer in “Brothers on Broadway are only $15 general admission, and free for Bucks County Community College students with current ID. In addition, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $20, which includes a preconcert reception to meet the artist. The reception, which begins at 6 p.m., includes light hors d’oeuvres, two glasses of wine or beer, and reserved seating. VIP ticketholders must be age 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at www.bucks.edu/tickets or at the door. For group sales, call 215-968-8469.
The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 1 in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center, located in the Gateway Center building on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa. Parking is free. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired.
Keith Spencer in “Brothers on Broadway” is part of the Bucks Live! series of innovative programs to inform, inspire, and enrich the life of greater Bucks County, brought to you by Bucks County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Committee.
Forthcoming musical events include Sierra Hull, who is charting new territory for Americana, Bluegrass, and Roots music, February 15;“DrumStruck,” an energetic, interactive show rooted in African culture and rhythms March 9; and Larry Kirwan of Black 47 who brings his “Celtic Crushing” concert to Newtown March 15. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/tickets or call 215-968-8469.