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Eddie Brigati: After the Rascals Produced by Steven Van Zandt and Maureen Van Zandt

12/06/18 | Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St, Map

212-531-5300

$50 And Up


06-12-2018 12:00:00 06-12-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York Eddie Brigati: After the Rascals Produced by Steven Van Zandt and Maureen Van Zandt | Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm EDDIE BRIGATI: AFTER THE RASCALS is a unique, intimate, cabaret styled show which shines the spotlight directly on the charismatic Brigati. In addition to performing classic Rascals hits (which he co-wrote), Brigati delivers his renditions of songs from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, the Brill Building era and more backed by a 5-piece band, as well as sharing stories from his more than 50-year career. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Eddie Brigati's professional singing career began at the age of 15 when his brother David invited him to sing backing vocals on the top twenty hit "What Kind of Love is This?" for Joey Dee and the Starliters (of "Peppermint Twist" fame). Four years later, he would help form the legendary Blue-Eyed Soul group The Rascals (formerly The Young Rascals). The Rascals began in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. Between 1966 and 1968 the New Jersey band reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles, including three #1s "Good Lovin'" (1966), "Groovin'" (1967), and "People Got to Be Free" (1968), as well as big radio hits "How Can I Be Sure?" (#4 1967), "A Beautiful Morning" (#3 1968), and more. After a meteoric rise, the band would break up in 1970. In 2012, life-long Rascals fan Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band/The Sopranos) would reunite the band for The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream. This critically-acclaimed theatrical concert event (written, directed and produced by the Van Zandts) toured internationally including a run on Broadway and a performance at the 2013 Tony Awards on CBS-TV. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=338440 Apollo Theater Apollo Theater

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EDDIE BRIGATI: AFTER THE RASCALS is a unique, intimate, cabaret styled show which shines the spotlight directly on the charismatic Brigati. In addition to performing classic Rascals hits (which he co-wrote), Brigati delivers his renditions of songs from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, the Brill Building era and more backed by a 5-piece band, as well as sharing stories from his more than 50-year career.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Eddie Brigati's professional singing career began at the age of 15 when his brother David invited him to sing backing vocals on the top twenty hit "What Kind of Love is This?" for Joey Dee and the Starliters (of "Peppermint Twist" fame).

Four years later, he would help form the legendary Blue-Eyed Soul group The Rascals (formerly The Young Rascals). The Rascals began in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. Between 1966 and 1968 the New Jersey band reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles, including three #1s "Good Lovin'" (1966), "Groovin'" (1967), and "People Got to Be Free" (1968), as well as big radio hits "How Can I Be Sure?" (#4 1967), "A Beautiful Morning" (#3 1968), and more. After a meteoric rise, the band would break up in 1970.

In 2012, life-long Rascals fan Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band/The Sopranos) would reunite the band for The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream. This critically-acclaimed theatrical concert event (written, directed and produced by the Van Zandts) toured internationally including a run on Broadway and a performance at the 2013 Tony Awards on CBS-TV.

Venue Description: Apollo Amateur Night continues to demand and reward greatness, spurring performers to put every fiber of their being, every ounce of their emotion into pleasing the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.

The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, is one of the most fascinating chronicles in American history.

It all started in 1914 when the theater was constructed on 125th Street, the heart of Harlem. Originally, it was named Hurtig and Seamon's New Burlesque Theatre and African-Americans were not allowed in the audience. In 1934: Ralph Cooper, Sr. decided to do a live version of his already popular radio show, Amateur Nite Hour at the Apollo, at the Apollo Theater, then owned by the Schiffman family. Ella Fitzgerald was one of the first Amateur Night winners. That same year, Cooper, Benny Carter and 16 Gorgeous Hot Steppers dazzled the crowds with the theater's first 'Colored Revue.' Then in 1935, Bessie Smith made her Apollo debut followed by an unknown vocalist by the name of Billie Holiday who graced the Apollo stage and mesmerized the audience with her undeniable style and talent. Soon thereafter, the Apollo Theater quickly became known the place 'Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made' and 'home' to thousands of major performance artists, fans, and patrons of the arts from around the world. The legendary venue has launched the careers of icons such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Lauryn Hill and continues to maintain its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.

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