Houston's Theatre Under The Stars's TUTS Underground will present the world premiere of a new musical featuring a score by Melissa Manchester (Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter) and Sharon Vaughn titled SWEET POTATO QUEENS. The Musical is loosely based on the life-story of #1 New York Times best-selling author and SPQ founder, Jill Conner Browne and featuring a collaboration with Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and bookwriter Rupert Holmes. Holmes is the first person in theatrical history to solely win Tony® Awards for Best Book and Best Music and Lyrics, and Best Musical for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. [...]
"You Gotta Love the Life" (for consideration as Song of the Year at The GRAMMYs) from Melissa's 20th album of the same name is directed by Paul Gervasi and captures the inner life of this artist's journey - the grit, the grind and the joy. Check out the NEW music video here!
“Open Spaces and Gas Stations,” Manchester’s co-production with Canadian songwriter James Collins, is currently bubbling under the Top 100 Anglophone chart in Quebec and is being spun at radio stations in the Philippines, New Zealand and Scotland. “Open Spaces” switches pop styles for Melissa, in this collaboration with Toronto-based singer/songwriter James Collins, who co-wrote Melissa’s “My Christmas Song for You” as well as the much-played “Frozen In Time (The New Wedding Song)”. BUY ON ITUNES »
U.K. producer Liam Keegan – known for his remixes of Rihanna's "Diamonds", Demi Lovato's "Cool For The Summer" and Sia's "Chandelier" – will release his dance remix of “Big Light,” this Friday, October 16.
Today it was announced that Melissa Manchester is going to Naples to perform two cabaret-styled concerts on February 18 and 19, 2016 at 8 pm, in the Equity theatre group's 250-seat G&L Theatre. "Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience this talented, award-winning artist up close and personal in our beautiful, intimate theatre," urges TheatreZone artistic director Mark Danni. "Melissa has headlined at Carneige Hall and Radio City Music Hall and we're confident her limited engagement at TheatreZone will sell out quickly," he adds. Melissa and Kenny Loggins co-wrote the radio classic, "Whenever I Call You [...]
Watch Home & Family on Hallmark Channel USA on Monday feb 16 to see me perform my new single, "Feelin' for You" (it repeats on Tuesday feb 17) and chat with co-hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare. Be sure to catch the show Home & Family weekdays 10/9c on Hallmark Channel USA!
Don't miss Melissa on Tavis Smiley on PBS on february 19. The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, “You Gotta Love the Life.” Tavis Smiley show is a unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors and other newsmakers. Tavis Smiley was named to TIME‘s list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.” More information on pbs.org
In her premiere appearance at the Grammy Museum for its program “The Drop”, which highlights newly recorded releases on the distribution date, Melissa Manchester talked about her campaign to make an independent record, over 40 years in music and her artistic philosophy. Then, she took the stage and performed several songs. This was an intense, insightful interview with the Grammy Foundation’s Scott Goldman. The sold-out audience at LA Live’s Grammy Museum, filled with musicians, record industry veterans, museum donors and those her daughter Hannah dubbed “fanchesters”, were held by every moment. Afterwards, the Grammy winner signed [...]