The Broadway at Birdland series presents two-time Emmy Award-winning singer/songwriter Victoria Shaw returning in Under The Covers. The one-night-only event is Monday, July 17 at 7 PM. Special guests are Constantine Maroulis and Marc Beeson. The series is a favorite recurring highlight at Birdland, featuring a wide variety of top-selling songwriters and musical acts from across the pop, rock and country worlds, and offering intimate acoustic performances of huge hit songs – along with the little-known stories behind them.
Victoria Shaw is a pop/country writer responsible for over 65 million CD sales. As a singer, she had the great opportunity to open for Garth Brooks in the historic 1997 Central Park concert. She also wrote one of his biggest hits of all-time, “The River.” Her other writing credits include “I Love The Way You Love Me” for John Michael Montgomery and “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely” for Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera. Her songs have been recorded by Olivia Newton John, Boyzone, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntyre, Tricia Yearwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Michael McDonald. She co-produced the debut CD for Lady Antebellum, which went double platinum, thanks to three hit singles, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Constantine Maroulis is an accomplished actor, producer, singer and songwriter best known for his Tony-nominated performance in Rock of Ages and his epic run as a finalist during the heyday of American Idol. Currently, Constantine stars as Sergio in the world premiere musical production of The Most Beautiful Room in New York. He is also developing a number of creative projects in TV and film, including Tony-nominated work as a producer of Broadway’s revival of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, as well as recently releasing the singles, “All About You”, “Here I Come” and “She’s Just Rock ‘n’ Roll,” from his upcoming album. Additionally, Constantine will play Judas in the Muny production of Jesus Christ Superstar later this season.
Marc Besson is an Illinois native and 25-year Nashville veteran has had over 100 cuts, including songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Peter Cetera, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, and Chicago, among others. He has won 10 ASCAP awards including both Country and Pop Song of the Year for his #1, “When She Cries.” As an artist, he has recorded for Warner Bros., BNA and Curb Records.
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$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum