FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Northport, NY) – The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin O’Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) announces its Special Events series for 2016. The lineup of 17 performances includes a diverse array of shows ranging from improv comedy to classic Broadway concert series. Audience members can choose from returning favorites as well as several new acts. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (631) 261-2900, visiting our website at www.engemantheater.com/special-events or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street Northport, NY 11768.
CLADDAGH – THE PRODIGALS SHOW
March 10, 2016 at 8PM
Returning to the Engeman after two sold out performances in 2015, Claddagh – Prodigals and Dancers’ Story Theater features a fusion of the Prodigals’ iconic music, world-champion dancers – both Irish and tap – and a modern day Irish fairy-tale that immerses the audience in a rich universe of love, life and laughter. The romantic story line is told through the music and dance, in a sparkling show that forges way beyond the typical expectations of traditional performance. Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
THE IVY LEAGUE OF COMEDY
March 11, 2016 at 8PM
New to the Engeman, The Ivy League of Comedy is the premier group of stand-up comedians touring America. Known for their elite brand of clever comedy, you’ve heard their brilliant comedic voices on late-night TV and Comedy Central. The Ivy League of Comedy honors audiences with original, well-written comedy that doesn’t resort to playing on stereotypes or picking on the audience. From theatres to corporate events to fund-raising shows for charities, The Ivy League of Comedy brings you stand-up comedy’s funniest and brightest. Tickets on sale now for Season Ticket Holders, complimentary with voucher or $25 without. Single tickets are available for $35.
March 13, 2016 at 2PM and 7PM
Described as, “Glee Meets Stomp”, Vocal Trash asks you to recycle your imagination as their urban themed Broadway style show energizes audiences of all ages with first class singing, industrial style drumming, comedy antics and award winning break-dancing. With an emphasis on recycled instruments, this green minded ensemble tours globally on a relentless pursuit to bring people together utilizing the universal language of song and dance. Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
NEIL BERG’S PIANOMEN
April 3, 2016 at 7PM
October 11, 2016 at 8PM
An returning audience favorite Neil Berg’s Pianomen pays an intimate tribute to the compositions and songwriting of two of the most iconic composers of the 20th Century, Billy Joel and Elton John. Hear the crowd pleasing popular hits and forgotten songs of the last four decades. These timeless songs light up the stage as they are performed by Award-Winning Composer, Lyricist and Producer Neil Berg on piano and two incredible Broadway/Rock vocalists. . Tickets on sale now for Season Ticket Holders, complimentary with voucher or $25 without. Single tickets are available for $50.
WILL & ANTHONY SHOWSTOPPERS
April 11, 2016 at 8PM
Returning to the Engeman with a brand new show, Will & Anthony are a force of nature. Will & Anthony’s “Showstoppers” concert includes exciting takes on some of the greatest songs ever written, from Pop Music, 60’s Hits and the American Songbook to Motown, Italy and Broadway. A 90-minute tour-de-force concert that transcends generations, it’s sexy, heart-warming, funny and entertaining. With their soaring tenor voices and acting & improv comedy chops, Will & Anthony sing fresh arrangements of classic and contemporary songs including You’re All I Need to Get By, Feeling Good, O Sole Mio, The Impossible Dream, Unchained Melody, Someone Like You, God Only Knows, What Kind of Fool Am I, The Prayer…songs from The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, Broadway, Motown, Sammy Davis Jr., Adele, Rascal Flatts and more. Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [REVISITED]: SIMON & GARFUNKEL
April 18 & 19, 2016 at 8PM
Relive one of the largest and most memorable concerts in history this season at The Engeman Theater with Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon and Garfunkel. Vocalist Lee Lessack and singer-songwriter Johnny Rodgers bring the classic set list to life, revisiting the biggest hits of the greatest folk rock duo of all time. From “Sound of Silence” to “Mrs. Robinson,” Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon and Garfunkel showcases two international vocal talents as they recreate the legendary, original 1981 reunion concert that brought Simon and Garfunkel back together again. Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL
April 25, 2016 at 7PM
The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post called Broadway’s Next H!t Musical “remarkable.” Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
May 2, 2016 at 8PM
Join us for an unforgettable evening of Broadway favorites performed by some of today’s incredible Broadway leading men. Some of the most memorable songs from LES MISERABLES, JERSEY BOYS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, WICKED, and many more! Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE TOURING COMPANY
June 5, 2016 at 7PM
UCB TourCo brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to new audiences all around the country. The UCB Theatre – founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh – has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From TV shows like Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to films such as Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and The Heat, our performers are everywhere. The show is a 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance. Four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. Tickets on sale now for Season Ticket Holders, complimentary with voucher or $25 without. Single tickets are available for $50.
BEST OF CLASSIC BROADWAY
June 13, 2016 at 8PM
Broadway’s greatest hits of all time, from Jerome Kern to Comden and Green. These are the songs that Broadway fans around the world want to hear sung by the stars of the Great White Way. Featuring three of today’s brightest Broadway stars backed by a trio of musicians. Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
NEIL BERG’S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY
August 1, 2016 at 8PM
Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows. Tickets start at $40 for Season Ticket Holders and $75 for Single Tickets.
LIGHTS, CAMERA…THE OSCARS!
August 15, 2016 at 8PM
Since 1934, our most beloved songs have been Oscar winners or come from an Academy Award winning movie. TITANIC, AN OFFICER AN A GENTLEMAN, ROCKY, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, THE GODFATHER, GONE WITH THE WIND, CHARIOTS OF FIRE and many more! Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
THE PRODIGALS – ACOUSTIC MIX
August 29, 2016 at 8PM
The Prodigals go acoustic! Born of a performance at Austin Celtic Festival, a new forum that combines “thoughtful, intelligent lyrics” [Washington Post] with “expertise on accordion and understanding of Irish music [that] elevate” (All Music Guide), “outstanding vocals” (Rambles.net) with virtuosic rhythm work, to create a sound that the Irish Voice dubbed an “artistic triumph.” Tickets on sale now for Season Ticket Holders, complimentary with voucher or $25 without. Single tickets are available for $50.
BEHIND THE MASK
October 3, 2016 at 8PM
The greatest shows of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber combined with hits by Kander and Ebb, Stephen Schwartz, and more! Featuring music from: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CATS, EVITA, SUNSET BOULEVARD, SONG AND DANCE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, WICKED, THE JERSEY BOYS, CHICAGO, A CHORUS LINE and SPAMALOT. Tickets start at $25 for Season Ticket Holders and $50 for Single Tickets.
Season tickets and single tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. To purchase Season Tickets and Gift Cards please contact the Box Office directly. For group rates or to host an event at the John W. Engeman Theater, please contact the Group Sales Department at 631-261-9700 ext. 23. For information on advertising in our Programs or in our Lounge, please contact the Advertising Sales Department at 631-261-9700 ext. 22. The Theater is also home to the John W. Engeman Theater Studio of the Performing Arts, offering classes and camp programs for children; for more information call 631-261-9700 ext. 25.
The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island’s only year round professional theater company, casting our actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, Quality Theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.
For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.EngemanTheater.com