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    Leslie Uggams in Concert: Uptown, Downtown

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    October 16 - October 17, 2010


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    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...

    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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