NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor will make her debut on the Great White Way as part of Live Nation’s Live On Broadway partnership.
Regina is lined up for a series of shows at the 1,500-capacity Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with performances scheduled for June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th.
“I am so inspired as I plan these five nights on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne, a beautiful old theater with a rich history. One of the things I’m most excited about is the chance to explore theatrical elements within my concert show. This isn’t a ‘Broadway Show,’ and yet it’s not a tour concert, either. I’m revisiting all the songs I’ve ever written, to see how some of them might group together and connect into a show. I am thinking up some fun ways to incorporate special guests as well. I’ll be rotating the solo songs quite a bit between the dates, and I’m finding ways to reimagine many of them. Some haven’t been played since my days of playing bars, cafes and open mics. So far the plan is to set up at the Lunt-Fontanne, and in my own small way, pay homage to Broadway,” Spektor said in a statement announcing the series.
The Russian-born American singer-songwriter’s most recent album was 2016’s Remember Us to Life, which drew critical acclaim and peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 and she just wrapped a North American tour.
As well, she released “Birdsong” a new single in November which was created for the Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs.
Live Nation announced its ‘In Residence On Broadway’ program earlier this month, via a partnership with the Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group).
The production team includes lighting designer Mike Baldassari, who has worked on Broadway shows such as Cabaret and major motion pictures including Ghostbusters and Sex and The City 2, and sound designer Peter Hylenski who is currently represented on Broadway with King Kong and Frozen, as well as sound designer Garth Helm.
Production company PRG has been tapped to provide lighting and sound equipment for the residencies.