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An Evening of Love: The Valentine’s Day Show with Stephanie Mills & Will Downing
Beacon Theatre, NYC
February 14th, 8:00PM
$59-$129 (+ applicable fees)
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An Evening of Love: The Valentine’s Day Show featuring Grammy, Tony, and American Music Award-winning Stephanie Mills and Brooklyn born and raised Grammy nominee Will Downing comes to NYC’s landmark Beacon Theatre on Sunday, February 14 at 8pm.
Experiencing two amazing performers on one bill is a fantastic way to spend a love-filled Valentine’s Day evening with someone special!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS…
On December 3rd, Stephanie Mills will appear as Auntie Em in NBC’s upcoming The Wiz Live! special!!! Rising to fame as “the little girl with the big voice” starring for 5 years in the hit Broadway musical, “The Wiz”, Stephanie has become one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. The Grammy and American Music Award-winning recording artist, with her ultra soulful sound and captivating onstage energy, has had *five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.
With an early career start, by age 9 she was mesmerizing crowds in her first Broadway musical “Maggie Flynn,”co-starring Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy. Over an illustrious 3 decade career, she’s distinguished herself as an actress and performer who is as at home on Broadway as she is in the recording studio. Her hits including “I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love,” “Home” and “Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin” have become enduring classics.
Stephanie has earned critical acclaim for her appearances in the 4-time Tony Award-winning “The Wiz” and “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God.” The recipient of NAACP Image Awards, her diverse career also includes recurring roles in the TV soap operas “Search For Tomorrow” and “One Life To Live.” Returning to the stage in the 1990’s, she toured the country with “The Wiz” and in later years appeared in highly-acclaimed roles in “Your Arms Too Short With Box” (starring with Teddy Pendergrass), “Children Of Eden,” “Ragtime,” “Play On” (a tribute to Duke Ellington’s music), “His Woman, His Wife” and “Black Nativity.” She began touring again in 2001 and has been wowing audiences in shows with artists including The O’Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, The Isley Brothers, Carl Thomas and at festivals featuring Mary J. Blige, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Babyface, and Smokey Robinson.
Grammy nominated Will Downing has established himself as one of the most consistent, soulful singers of his era. For 2 decades, the Brooklyn native has had a solid career as one of the leading purveyors of unapologetic, unabashed romantic music.
Will found his musical identity in the early 1990s, and as a result, released the first of a string of successful albums that focused on smooth, romantic music, mostly ballads. At times unfairly lumped with his friend Luther Vandross, Will was actually creating his own brand of romantic music that was less urban and much jazzier. Though his songs were also more sensual than Vandross’, he shared Luther’s sensibilities, singing to women on a truly romantic level that went beyond the physical.
In the 1990s and 2000’s, Will became a regular at the top of the contemporary jazz charts, releasing a number of solid, well received albums.
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