Billy's back and Broadway will never be the same!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
Billy's back and Broadway will never be the same, just better! Sammy Davis Jr. first blood part two? Not an unreasonable comparison as Billy Porter is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director, Porter is indeed a true Renaissance man in the world of entertainment. Billy's Back On Broadway is a respectful homage to Sammy Davis Jr. while placing his own artistic spin on ten timeless classics from the Broadway stage. Forget your troubles come on get happy, Billy Porter's soulful and soul filled spirit will raise the roof and raise your spirits!
Billy Porter is that rare entertainer that transcends genre and generation. Porter can take what is old and make it new and take what is new and make it better! A special guest drops by as Cyndi Lauper (Grammy, Emmy, Tony Award winner) drops by for an electrifying riff on "Happy Days / Get Happy." Billy Porter turns in electrifying performances on the timeless classics "Everything's Coming Up Roses' and "Luck Be A Lady." For some poor souls, Broadway tunes have become somewhat tired and predictable. Billy Porter blows the dust off classic Broadway for the next generation.
Some releases simply do not qualify for reviews, other reviews write themselves. Billy Porter makes it easy, cool, and swinging!
Tracks: But The World Goes 'Round; Everything's Coming Up Roses; Don't Rain On My Parade; On The Street Where You Live; I've Gotta Be Me; I'm Not My Father's Son; Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy; Luck Be A Lady; Take The Moment; I Am Changing.
Photo Credit John Ganun