Yes, this is Ed Sullivan’s birthday! And what better day could there be to honor the gentleman who brought New York City’s vibrant world of live entertainment into the homes of America every Sunday night for decades! Elvis! The Beatles! Broadway shows! Spinning Plates! Everything and everybody with the talent to entertain performed for Mr. Sullivan and the nation. On his birthday, we’ll celebrate Ed Sullivan with a wide variety of entertainments that will mirror the incredible diversity of his show. You’ll hear famous pop songs that graced his stage, show tunes that, when performed on The Ed Sullivan Show, turned Broadway musicals into hits overnight, plus the classic songs performed by a parade of America’s greatest singers who appeared on his show. And maybe even a puppet and a juggler, but hopefully no dog acts. Our show will star the same wide array of today’s brilliant New York performers who, if Mr. Sullivan and his show were around today, would be starring on his program.
And there is more! In addition to Ed Sullivan’s birthday, we will be celebrating the birthday of New York impressario, Scott Siegel, who is putting on this very show. Scott is the producer of more than 300 major concerts all over the world and countless nightclub shows, including a steady stream of sold out shows for Feinstein’s/54 Below. He is perhaps best known as the creator/writer/director/host of Town Hall’s critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, which just recently concluded its 17th season. His birthday is one day after Ed Sullivan’s so we’re making it a joint birthday party. Hope you’ll all attend. No presents, just your presence, please!
Steve “The Whistler” Herbst
Maxine Linehan (“Fiercely Talented” – NY Times)
Farah Alvin (Drama Desk Nominee, Nine, Saturday Night Fever)
Jillian Louis (multi-award winning actress; It Shoulda Been You)
Scott Coulter (2X Nightlife Award Winner)
Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde, vocalist performing in more than 60 countries)
The Broadway by the Year Chorus
And more stars soon to be announced!