Broadway at the Pierre Announces February 2018 Performance

Performers have appeared in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical", "The Lion King", and "The Wiz" on Broadway.
Broadway at the Pierre Announces February 2018 Performance

Back by popular demand, The Pierre New York is bringing the best of Broadway to guests and local residents alike with its popular new cabaret series, Broadway at the Pierre. On Monday, February 26, 2018, the hotel is teaming up again with award-winning Broadway Sings for Pride creative director Neal Bennington for a special evening with some of Broadway's brightest stars.

The exclusive one-hour show will feature a lively set list of musical theater and pop songs from three distinguished performers: Nasia Thomas ("Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"), Arbender J. Robinson ("The Lion King" and "The Book of Mormon"), Gayle Turner ("The Wiz" Original Broadway Production). They will be backed by musical director and pianist Chris Curcio.

Recently featured in The New York Times, Broadway at the Pierre launched in October 2017 with a sold-out concert in The Pierre's Two E Bar & Lounge from "Wicked" alums Hayley Podschun and Jennifer DiNoia. The duo returned for an encore by special demand in November 2017. On December 11, 2017, the series welcomed a performance from longtime "Kinky Boots" cast members Kevin Smith Kirkwood and Natalie Joy Johnson. Upcoming Broadway at the Pierre shows will feature more Broadway talent and special performers by Broadway shows.

Broadway at the Pierre is a recurring series. Performances begin at 8:30 p.m. ET and doors open at 7:30 p.m. ET. The $75 food and beverage minimum includes admission, set menu, and welcome drink. Advance reservations are required. To reserve a table, please visit Two E on Open Table, call 212-940-8113, or email The Pierre is located at 2 East 61st Street (off 5th Avenue), New York, NY 10065.

Guests are encouraged to share their experience on social media using hashtag #BroadwayAtThePierre. High-resolution performance photos and video available upon request.

About the Artists

Nasia Thomas has appeared in the Broadway production of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" (Little Eva), the world premiere of "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations" at The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and "Hairspray" at The Muny!. She is a graduate of Elon University.

Arbender J. Robinson comes to The Pierre directly from the Broadway cast of "The Book of Mormon". He has performed on the Tony Awards and appeared in 11 Broadway productions, including "Hairspray", "Hair", "The Little Mermaid", "Ragtime", "In Transit", and "The Lion King". Robinson was a studio vocalist for Walt Disney Entertainment, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and has appeared in regional theatre all over the world. He is a graduate of Viterbo University.

Gayle Turner made her Broadway debut as the understudy for Stephanie Mills in the lead role of Dorothy in the original Broadway production of "The Wiz". Her additional credits include "Smokey Joe's Cafe", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Once on This Island", the premiere of "The First Noel" at the Apollo Theater, "The 1940's Radio Hour", "Langston in Harlem" (Urban Stages Theatre), "Black Nativity", and NBC's "Law and Order SVU". Turner is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices Gospel Choir and a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

About The Pierre, a Taj Hotel

A New York icon, The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, continues to set the standard for timeless elegance and unrivaled hospitality in New York City. Situated on Central Park, The Pierre remains a landmark treasured by visitors and New Yorkers alike since opening in 1930. It is the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated property on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The hotel’s 189 rooms, 49 of which are suites, offer classic design with couture touches, abundant natural light, and high ceilings. First‐rate amenities include white‐gloved elevator attendants, a Les Clefs d’Or Concierge team, and a complimentary Jaguar house car. Exquisite entertaining is synonymous with The Pierre, and its opulent Grand Ballroom, Cotillion Room, and Rotunda continue to host New York’s most unforgettable events, while chic, multi‐functional meeting rooms welcome private gatherings, from intimate closing dinners to annual shareholder meetings. The Pierre’s robust food and beverage program boasts 24‐hour gourmet room service, Afternoon Tea service, and cocktails at Two E Bar & Lounge, seasonal fare with outdoor seating at signature restaurant Perrine, and indulgent cuisine in the whimsical Rotunda.

About Two E Bar & Lounge

Originally the Gentlemen's Library when The Pierre opened in 1930, Two E Bar & Lounge has become one of the hotel's most beloved venues. Its coveted traditional Afternoon Tea menu is created by a full in-house pastry team. At night, Two E transforms into a stylish bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails complemented by small plates, with live jazz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. A Neo-Classical lounge, Two E was designed to reflect a chic Upper East Side residence.

About Broadway Sings for Pride

Broadway Sings for Pride is a non-profit charitable organization which brings together Broadway talent, activists, and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song, public education, and raising awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth. Founded in 2011, in response to the tragic suicides within the LGBT community, Broadway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the Hetrick-Martin Institute and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City. The annual concert series features some of the brightest stars in entertainment. Supporters have included Channing Tatum, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bryan Cranston, Tim Gunn, Carol Channing, Neil Patrick Harris, Bernadette Peters, and Nathan Lane. Broadway Sings for Pride is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. The series has been featured in E! Online, The Huffington Post, CBS Morning News, Playbill, Time Out New York, The Advocate, and more. Neal Bennington is the award-winning founder and creative director of and Broadway Sings for Pride. He has worked in front and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. His credits include "The Wendy Williams Show" (guest correspondent), "The Real Housewives of New York City" (celebrity interviewer), "RTL Germany", and New York City's "Eyewitness News" (ABC). He is currently working on Broadway Sings for Pride's 8th annual pride show coming in June 2018.

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