Press Release: Amour & After: Melissa Errico Sings the Music of Michel LegrandJul. 29, 2021 / Press Release
Cotuit Center for the Arts & Mark Cortale present
BROADWAY @ COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
AMOUR & AFTER
MELISSA ERRICO SINGS THE MUSIC OF MICHEL LEGRAND
with Ted Firth at the piano
“Blindingly glamorous....she delivers Broadway and movie songs with a whopping authority, taking a sumptuous ballad to the moon & back!” —New York Times
“One of the most moving and even thrilling cabaret shows I’ve ever seen...you just want to climb up inside one of her songs and stay there for the rest of your life.” That was the verdict of the Wall Street Journal’s critic on Melissa Errico’s new show devoted to the music of Michel Legrand, Amour and After. The Broadway star lets her thrilling, silvery soprano enwrap legendary Legrand standards, including the most beloved hits from his famous movie musical “Yentl”—unleashing her "inner Barbra Streisand,” as the New York Times has raved. And then there’s “Windmills of your Mind “and “What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life”—she’s even offering the premiere of the last song that Legrand ever composed with his favorite lyric writing team, Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
First known for her starring roles on Broadway, nothing in Melissa Errico’s work has been more constant than her association with Michel Legrand. Having starred in his sole Broadway show, Amour, she was asked to write his eulogy by the New York Times—where she is a frequent contributor—and was then invited to become the sole American performer to participate in the extraordinary two-day memorial to Legrand held in April at Paris’s Le Grand Rex Theatre, work that led one critic to announce that, “Errico is, and will continue to be, the premier interpreter of the musical legacy of Michel Legrand.” In the fall of 2019, Ghostlight Records reissued her symphonic album, which Legrand arranged & conducted, as Legrand Affair Deluxe Edition.
Accompanied by the great jazz pianist Tedd Firth, Melissa brings more than just music to her show: it’s filled with an insider's witty stories about Legrand and the world of show business as she takes us on a tour of her amazing life in music from Paris to New York to Hollywood and back again—from Cole Porter to Charles Trenet. No one who loves Paris, French style, Michel Legrand, or just Broadway singing at its best could consider missing this show. Come and find out why one critic not long ago called Melissa Errico, “The Maria Callas of the American musical theater.”
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669. Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road/Route 28 in Cotuit.
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Amour & After: Melissa Errico Sings the Music of Michel Legrand
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
Friday, August 6 at 7:30PM
On the Main Stage
Tickets $55, $50 for Members
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