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My View: Traffic Jams In Palm Beach Last Night – Christine Andreas is at The Colony

My View: Traffic Jams In Palm Beach Last Night – Christine Andreas is at The Colony

Broadway mainstay Christine Andreas showcased her impeccable vocal abilities in her new Cabaret show at The Colony in Palm Beach last night and Stephen & Eda  were there. In an evening evoking the glamour and ‘swelligance’ of an era gone by, appropriate to the gorgeous surroundings of Palm Beach, she brought to mind the swinging energy of Ella Fitzgegerald and the cool melancholy of June Christy, as well as the show stopping style of  Barbra Streisand. Andreas’s talent is as intimate as it is epic, the type of voice that reminds one why these songs were written in the first place. Christine’s pianist and musical director for this engagement was the Oscar Nominated and Golden Globe Winner composer/arranger Kenny Ascher.  Along with Dick Sarpola on bass and Jim Saporito on drums this was one of the musical highlights of The Royal Room’s Cabaret season.

Christine Andreas made her Broadway debut in the 1974 revue Words & Music and received Tony nominations for her work in the revivals of Oklahoma! and On Your Toes. Her other Broadway appearances include roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel as well as the revivals of Angel Street and My Fair Lady. Her solo recordings include The Carlyle Set, Love Is Good (Fynsworth Alley) and Here’s to the Ladies (PS Classics).

(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of Christine’s show at The Colony press the link to Broadwayworld.com)

Christine Andreas, Eda Sorokoff, Rob Russell, entertainment director

Christine Andreas, Eda Sorokoff, Rob Russell, Stephen Sorokoff

Christine Andreas

Martin Silvestri, Kenny Ascher, Dick Sarpola, Jim Saporito

Stephen Sorokoff

The Royal Room Colony Hotel

The Colony

(For complete photos of this show go to BroadwayWorld.com)

 

 

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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