Saturday, June 12 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 13 at 2:00 pm
Billy Stritch brings “Billy’s Place” to the legendary Bucks County Playhouse for two shows only!
Billy is an award-winning pianist and singer and known to audiences across the country for his many solo concert performances and as accompanist and musical director for Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marilyn Maye, Linda Lavin and Christine Ebersole to name but a few.
During the pandemic, Billy has created his own weekly Facebook livestream music show called “Billy’s Place”. Every week, he spotlights a different composer or performer from the Great American Songbook and his shows at the Bucks County Playhouse will feature his favorite songs from nearly fifty online shows. Expect to hear music by Cy Coleman, George Gershwin, Barry Manilow, Cole Porter as well as selections from the Brazilian bossa nova canon. He’ll also be sharing intimate stories from his varied and wide-ranging career.
A 2018 performance in London prompted the critic for the London Jazz Times to rave, ““Billy Stritch is one of the finest, most entertaining piano players and singers on the planet!”. Paul Broussard of Stage Click Magazine in New Orleans said, “Mr. Stritch gives one hell of a show. He’s stylish, sophisticated, and an incredible talent… (his) execution is flawless: he finds power and passion in everything he plays. Music lovers would do themselves a great disservice by missing out on this stellar entertainer.”
Broadway Spotlight Concert Series
This concert series was curated by Jim Caruso for Bucks County Playhouse. Caruso who made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the Tony Award-winning “Liza’s At The Palace!,” singing, dancing and celebrating the music and arrangements of Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers. He has won six MAC Awards and eight BroadwayWorld Awards for his work in nightclubs, performed with the New York Pops in a tribute to Kander & Ebb, with Rosemary Clooney celebrating Bing Crosby, and sang the songs of Hope & Crosby with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. Jim was honored to sing with Barbara Cook, Lauren Bacall and a bevy of Broadway stars at President Clinton’s First State Dinner at the White House. For eighteen years, he has hosted the weekly showbiz bash “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party” at Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center and across the country. For the past year, he has been storming YouTube with “Pajama Cast Party.” He also books and produces the Broadway at Birdland concert series, and performs regularly with Billy Stritch at Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel. Jim’s two cds, “The Swing Set” and “Caruso Live and In Person” are available online. www.Jim-Caruso.com