Broadway vet Leslie Becker will perform a host of Broadway classics and modern tunes in her cabaret, "All I Do is Sing" at Don't Tell Mama. The performance will take place February 28th at 9:30pm. Becker will perform songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Andrew Lippa, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Maury Yeston, Irving Berlin, and more.
Joining Becker will be pianist Adam Laird, as well as Broadway veterans Kevin Duda and Metthew LaBanca. All proceeds from the event will beneit Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP).
Leslie Becker has spent much of her life in the entertainment industry. Having moved from Los Angeles to New York over a decade ago in pursuit of her passion for musical theatre, Leslie has had the pleasure of working with such greats as Chita Rivera, George Hearn, Antonio Banderas, Susan Stroman, Hal Prince, Kevin Stites, John Kander, Frank Gilati, David Loud, Andrew Lippa, Anne Reinking, and many more. She received critical acclaim for originating the role of The Queen in Madison Square Garden's National Tour of CINDERELLA starring Eartha Kitt and appeared in several roles in the Tony Award Winning Revivial of NINE starring Antonio Banderas. She recently starred with Leslie Uggams, Clifton Davis, Sherry Boone, Alan Campbell and Rodney Hicks in the high profile industry reading of LITTLE ROCK, by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. And she's currently in rehearsals for Frank Wildhorn's BONNIE AND CLYDE at La Jolla Playhouse.
National Tour credits include WICKED where she was seen nightly as the Midwife and every so often as Madame Morrible, Mrs. Claus in THE RADIO CITY Christmas Show, SHOW BOAT and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Off Broadway and other New York credits include Mary Canty in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, PRIVATE LAWRENCE, a one-woman play written for her based on the life of Gertrude Lawrence and SIX OF ONE for Collaborative Arts. Regionally she has starred as The Beggar Woman in SWEENEY TODD, Mrs. Mullin in CAROUSEL, Anna in THE KING AND I, Arlene in BABY, Tessie Tura in GYPSY, The Policechief's Wife in Kander and Ebb's THE VISIT, Irene in HELLO, DOLLY, Mrs. Potts in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Cassie in A CHORUS LINE and Meredith in BAT BOY. Other past credtis include Sally in ME AND MY GIRL (Critics Best Actress Award), Edythe in MY ONE AND ONLY (Critics Best Actress Award), Kathy in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Drama-Logue Award) and many others.
Admission to the cabaret is $12 for regular admission with a $2 discount for AEA members. The venus has a 2-drink minimum for all guests. Tickets may be purchased by visiting donttellmamanyc.com or by calling the box office at 212-757-0788.
Artists Striving To End Poverty was conceived by Mary-Mitchell Campbell who, while volunteering at Mother Teresa's missionary in India, was motivated to effect change in the lives of children in the developing world. After returning to NYC, Mary-Mitchell began work on forming an arts-based non-profit designed specifically to help combat worldwide childhood poverty.
ASTEP uses the arts as a tool to empower young people with creativity, knowledge, and a strong sense of self-esteem, factors which help them advance their lives and communities. ASTEP provides artists with opportunities to connect with global youths, allowing them to use their gifts to create meaningful and effective change for young people in need.
For more information, visit allidoissing.xbuild.com.
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