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    Leslie Uggams in Concert: Uptown, Downtown

    Presented by at Robinson Theater

    October 16 - October 17, 2010


    Leslie Uggams in Concert: Uptown, Downtown

    The Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams in concert for two shows only October 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. The legendary actress and singer brings her acclaimed cabaret "Uptown, Downtown" to the Robinson Theatre in Waltham straight from a triumphant three-week engagement at the Café Carlyle in New York City. Stephen Holden, music critic for the New York Times, called Uggams “a show-biz trouper with sawdust in her blood” whose jazzy voice, “dazzling smile,” and internal feistiness are reminiscent of an earlier musical giant, Lena Horne.

    In her concert, accompanied by a swinging pop-jazz quintet, Uggams puts her own personal stamp on classic songs which mark milestones in her Uptown (Harlem) and Downtown (Broadway) careers. “Born in a Trunk” tells of her beginnings as a nine-year-old opening for greats like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. “If He Walked into My Life” recalls her two-year run in the hit musical revue "Jerry’s Girls" based on the music of renowned composer Jerry Herman. Two numbers from "Hallelujah, Baby!" celebrate her Tony Award-winning Broadway debut at the age of 24.

    Uggams is probably best known for her history-making role as Kizzy in the unforgettable television series, Alex Haley’s “Roots.” Gaining worldwide recognition as a dramatic actress as a result of her remarkable portrayal, Uggams earned the Critics Choice Award, an Emmy nomination, and a Golden Globe nomination.

    Robinson Theater

    617 Lexington Street
    Waltham, MA 02452

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    Admission Info:

    $35, $42, $49 and $57 (premium) Youth (ages 5-18) $25 For group discounts, call 781-894-2330. Student Rush, 50% off at Box Office one hour before curtain. Valid college ID required.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

    Phone: 781-891-5600

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    • Event Name: Leslie Uggams in Concert: Uptown, Downtown
      5 out of 5 stars rating "fantastic super talented"
      Review posted by: boston man from cambridge ma, Oct 26, 2010

      We thoroughly enjoyed the elegant and super talented Leslie Uggams concert performance of here Cafe Carlisle show. A very much varied collection of numbers. Bravo bravo bravo.

    • Event Name: Leslie Uggams in Concert: Uptown, Downtown
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Leslie Uggams in Concert"
      Review posted by: Lillian Liberatore from Framingham, Ma. USA, Oct 26, 2010

      Leslie Uggams put on an excellent show! Her performance was thoroughly delightful and entertaining! The show was a little bit shorter than we thought it would be; otherwise would highly recommend it.

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