(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning cabaret artist and songwriter Amanda McBroom makes an encore engagement with Michael Brourman at Barrington Stage Company for two performances Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 8pm at BSC Stage 2 (36 Linden Street, Downtown Pittsfield).
McBroom first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler’s version of McBroom’s song “The Rose” hit number one in 1979. But it was McBroom’s performance of her own song on the Golden Globes (she won), the Grammys (she didn’t) and The Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer as well as songwriter.
Her songs have been recorded by the likes of Bette Midler, Leanne Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills, the Manhattan Transfer, Donny Osmond, the Chipmunks, and the Baby Dinosaurs in Land Before Time (she wrote all the songs for 11 Universal Cartoon videos).
Michele Brourman (Music Director) is a singer/songwriter and a winner of the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award. Her songs have been recorded by Michael Feinstein, Olivia Newton-John, Cleo Laine, Margaret Whiting, Rita Coolidge, Donny Osmond, and Sheena Easton, as well as by cabaret artists including Amanda McBroom, Heather Macrae, Karen Mason, Sharon McKnight, Sally Mayes, and Billy Stritch. Her best-known song, “My Favorite Year,” has become a standard in the world of cabaret.
Tickets: $35 (reserved seating); VIP tickets: $45 (includes reception with Amanda McBroom), and available by calling 413.236.8888, at the Barrington Stage Box Office (30 Union Street), or online at Barrington Stage Company.