with Two-Time Tony Award Winner CHRISTINE EBERSOLE & Rising Star Violinist AARON WEINSTEIN
A Perfect Date Night for Valentine's Day!
(Palm Beach, FL – February 8, 2013) The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet” – continues the star-studded season at the hotel's celebrated Royal Room with an extraordinary musical twosome: Broadway headliner Christine Ebersole and the talented Aaron Weinstein, who has been dubbed "the Groucho of the violin."
Christine Ebersole & Aaron Weinstein
Both are Back By Popular Demand & for the First Time Together
For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. The winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Grey Gardens, Ms. Ebersole knocked-out audiences and reviewers alike with her performances in such stage hits as I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century with Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca, Camelot with Richard Burton, Chekhov’s The Three Sisters with Diane Wiest and Sam Waterston, and 42nd Street, for which she won her first Tony in 2001. Her film credits include Amadeus, Tootsie, Dead Again, My Girl 2 and ‘Til There was You; and on TV she was a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live during the 1981-82 season and has appeared in Boston Legal, Will and Grace, Crossing Jordan, Ally McBeal and Murphy Brown. Her hit albums include Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward, Sunday in New York and In Your Dreams (the last two with Billy Stritch). She recently co-starred in the sitcom Sullivan and Son on TBS.
Named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Mr. Weinstein performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. He has written arrangements for artists including Janis Siegel, Michael Feinstein, Billy Stritch, and Hilary Kole, is a New York Nightlife Award winner and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship.
Reviews of Christine Ebersole:
+ Ben Brantley in The New York Times: "An experience no passionate theatergoer should miss. Watching Christine Ebersole’s performance is the best argument I can think of for the survival of the American musical. A tour de force!”
+ Variety: Ebersole's performance “is sure to become a new benchmark for musical theater excellence. This miraculous turn deserves every superlative thrown its way.”
+ Rolling Stone: "Hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time."
Reviews of Aaron Weinstein:
+ Bucky Pizzarelli: “He is one in a million, this kid… a perfect musician. He is always coming up with something different just when you think you know everything he does,”
+ Tony Bennett: “The Groucho of the violin!”
+ Jim Caruso: “He knows how to entertain! He knows from Jack Benny, he knows from Woody Allen. He’s a little bit vaudeville and a touch Borscht Belt…”
+ Stephen Holden in The New York Times: “A sensational talent in the tradition of Stéphanie Grappelli and Joe Venuti. Mr. Weinstein is an inventive melodic improviser who doesn’t go in for flashy gymnastic flourishes. He turned ‘Just One of Those Things’ into a mini-marathon of swinging endurance, at the end of which you were left a little breathless.”
Cost to Attend Christine Ebersole & Aaron Weinstein:
+ Tuesday & Wednesday: $120 for prix fixe dinner & show; $60 for show only.
+ Thursday (VALENTINE'S DAY): $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.
+ Friday & Saturday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only.
Showtime & Ticket Information:
For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30. To make reservations, people should call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.
About The Colony Hotel - Palm Beach:
Host to American Presidents and British Royalty, Movie Stars and Corporate Czars, The Colony has been the center of Palm Beach society for more than 60 years, An intimate, friendly boutique hotel with British Colonial flair, it is just steps away from shopping on world famous Worth Avenue, and about 100 yards from a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. This landmark hotel recently completed an extensive $20-million renovation and offers guests the choice of charming hotel rooms, luxurious suites, spectacular penthouses and spacious two bedroom villas - plus beautiful grounds and Frette linens.
The Colony's popular restaurants include:
+ Polo Steaks and Seafood, which is now Palm Beach's number one steakhouse, offering dining al fresco in the hotel's beautiful Palm Court by the pool.
+ Royal Room, which is widely considered to be one of the nation’s premier cabarets.
+ Café 155, which is a petit New York-style deli serving delicious breakfasts and lunches prepared in the hotel’s award-winning kitchen.
Over the last several years, The Colony Hotel has won numerous prestigious awards:
+ Hotel of the Year Award from the Hotel & Lodging Association of Palm Beach County (2012)
+ The Quintessentially Palm Beach Award from the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce as part of the town’s Centennial Celebration (2011)
+ The Bernays Award for Best Branding Campaign from the Gold Coast PR Council for the 10th anniversary of the Royal Room Supper Club (2011)
+ The Providencia Award from the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau. South Florida’s most impressive annual honor recognizing excellence within the local hospitality and tourism industry. This was the only time in the 24-year history of the Award that it had gone to a smaller, boutique hotel (2009).
+ Christine Ebersole
+ Aaron Weinstein
Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS, Inc.
561.756.4298 / gary@pr-
Ruth Young, The Colony Hotel
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