PIKEVILLE – Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed “100 Years of Broadway,” a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows, is coming to the University of Pikeville’s Booth Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the evening’s performance and silent auction will benefit 737, a weekly on-campus worship service sponsored by UPike Spiritual Life, and Jenny Wiley Theatre.
“The collaboration between the University of Pikeville and the Jenny Wiley Theatre provides a unique opportunity to bring an outstanding group of Broadway stars to Pikeville,” said Eric A. Becher, Ph.D., vice president for development. “Proceeds from the concert and the silent auction will go towards sound and lighting equipment for UPike’s 737 Service and other offerings in Booth Auditorium and also to support the Jenny Wiley Theatre as they open a new theater in downtown Pikeville in 2013.”
“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.
“This revue features some of the best songs from the best Broadway shows, all sung by some of the most talented performers working today, singing many of the hit songs that they have sung on Broadway,” said Jerry Friedman, San Francisco’s KABC radio theater critic.
Ticket pricing for floor front is $45 for adults, $40 for seniors and $35 children. Balcony seating is $30 for adults, $27 for seniors and $25 for children. Rear floor seating is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $15 for children. Tickets for the performance can be purchased at www.jwtheatre.com. For more information, contact the University of Pikeville Office of Development at (606) 218-5276.