The Triad Presents
Lee Summers - Just A Piano - Winds Of Change!
Monday, August 03, 2009
Don't Miss the Return of Winds of Change; In case you missed it the first four times of the run!
Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Just a Piano Concert Series Presents
“Winds of Change”
Monday, August 3, at 9:30pm
“Lee's show was one of the best cabaret acts I have ever seen”
— Ward Morehouse III, BroadwayAfterDark.com
“You may be familiar with Lee Summers in his capacity as General Manager of The Triad. If that is the extent of your exposure to him, you're in for a big surprise when you see him perform. When he takes the stage, the genial but conservative man you thought you knew becomes a wonderfully talented entertainer — funny, charming, handsome, spontaneous, sometimes even mischievous, and a damned good singer, with personality enough for four. The contrast rivals Clark Kent's transformation into Superman....”
— Roy Sander, Bistroawards.com (See the whole review here)
NEW YORK, NY - After successful performances in June and July, Lee Summers continues his open ended run of “Winds of Change” on Monday, August 3rd at 9:30pm at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street (between Broadway & Columbus). “Winds of Change” will feature standards, pop, R&B and Broadway, along with original songs by Summers. The show will return in the fall, with dates to be announced in September.
The show features Mr. Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) on piano, is directed by Ms. Leslie Dockery, and features Mr. Daniel “Shevy” Shevlin on cello.
Lee Summers appeared in the original Broadway Production of Dreamgirls and reprised his same role in the Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Benefit Performance. Summers was also a featured vocalist at New York's Motown Café and later received critical acclaim from the New York Times for his work in Off-Broadway's Little Ham. As writer, producer, and conceiver, he is co-author/composer of From My Hometown (www.fromyhometown.net, soon to be revived at the Triad) and co-author/composer of The Funkentine Rapture (www.funkentinerapture.com).
Lee Summers' Just A Piano SM Concert Series has presented numerous top artists such as Broadway/TV's Roz Ryan, Tony Award Winners Lillias White and Adriane Lenox, recording sensation Alyson Williams (“Just Call My Name”), Marva Hicks (Caroline or Change), Julie Reiber (Wicked), Crystal Mone Hall (Rent), Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked), Kevin-Anthony (co-founder of “Black2 Broadway”), Opera diva Shirley Verrett’s vocal protégé Erika Banks, The Little Mermaid’s Zakiya Young Mizen (featuring Norm Lewis), Drowsy Chaperone’s Kecia Lewis-Evans (featuring Tony Winner LaChanze), 3 Time Grammy Nominee/Tony Winner Melba Moore, and Tony Award Winner Rebecca Covington. Lillias White returns in Mondays in September.
Just A Piano SM Concert Series featured pianists include, Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz), Brian Whitted (Bette Midler), James Samplina, Matt Perri (The Drowsy Chaperone), Onaje Allan Gumbs, Shelton Becton (The Color Purple) and many more.
Tickets are $20.00 plus a two drink minimum. For press reservatons contact Donald Schaffer at 212-946-1265 o r firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other reservations, tickets are being sold in advance at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444. Showtime is 9:30 pm. Please visit www.triadnyc.com for more information.