Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015
Westminster College's Celebrity Series will present Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7:30 p.m., April 25 in Orr Auditorium. The program is sponsored by Huntington Bank. Tickets can be purchased by calling Georgene Gib, box office manager at 724-946-7354.
Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway is a collection of Broadway’s musical performances, recreating the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century, featuring stars from shows including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. Westminster’s production will feature Maria Eberline, Rebecca Pitcher, Richard Todd Adams, Lawrence Clayton, and Danny Zolli, accompanied by an all-star New York band and produced by Berg.
Producing over one thousand Broadway concerts worldwide, Berg’s accomplishments include his role as composer/lyricist of "The Prince and the Pauper," which ran for two years at the Lambs Theater in New York City. He is currently the composer for "Grumpy Old Men," based on the Warner Brothers classic. Neil was the recipient of the 1995 Bistro Award for Best Musical for his show "Asylum in the Night.” Neil was also the composer/music supervisor on the feature film "Searching for Bobby D.," featuring Carmen Electra, Sandra Bernhard, and Mario Cantone, and is composer/music supervisor of the upcoming film "Goat" starring Armand Assante, Ice-T, and Ja Rule.
“His accomplishments and recognitions show only a brief snippet of the talent that he and his crew exude on stage,” shares Connie McGinnis, director of the Westminster College Celebrity Series. “It’s an honor to bring Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway to Westminster’s campus.”
According to San Francisco’s KABC radio theater critic, Jerry Friedman, “[100 Years of Broadway] features some of the best songs from the best Broadway shows, all sung by some of the most talented performers working today singing many of the hit songs that they have sung on Broadway.”