A few days ago on my way to the theater, I took a fall and injured my knee, which will unfortunately require surgery and time for recovery. I am heartsick to be away from my beautiful cast mates, as well as the exquisite world of FUNNY GIRL. I am sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to see me in this historic production. [read more...]
Nine years ago, a friend’s mother told Katerina McCrimmon, “You’re going to play Fanny Brice in ‘Funny Girl’ some day.” McCrimmon, just 16 years old at the time and a budding actress, possessed the same spunky, silly, never-say-die vitality as Brice, the friend’s mother said. Now 25 years old, McCrimmon is traveling the country in the national tour of “Funny Girl,”. Playing Fanny’s mother Rose, [read more...]
“Funny Girl” is a show for the ages, an entertainment experience like no other. (Providence Journal)
Katerina McCrimmon – that’s a name Providence audiences won’t soon forget. Starring in the touring production of “Funny Girl,”which concludes its run today at the Providence Performing Arts Center, McCrimmon shows such power and control as a vocalist, such depth and consistency as a character actor and such a mesmerizing stage presence that hundreds sat enthralled with her performance from beginning to end. Starring in [read more...]
Celebrating 50 years of creating and touring, GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Melissa Manchester has inked a deal with Green Hill Productions to release her upcoming 25th album.. "I'm delighted to know Blake Davis and the excellent team at Green Hill will be releasing my 25th album, RE:VIEW, in celebration of my 50-year career," Manchester says. "RE:VIEW revisits several of my charted hits with [read more...]
The producers of FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, are thrilled to announce principal casting for the North American Tour. The tour will officially open at Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, from September 9-16, 2023, before continuing on to more than 30 cities coast-to-coast, including Detroit, Cleveland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Philadelphia. For casting, additional tour cities, and more information, [read more...]
As she celebrates a remarkable 50-year career in show business, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester is looking back on some of her stunning achievements while she pursues new adventures on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and as a mentor to up-and-coming artists. Recently, Manchester attended the final preview of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at the Music Box Theatre in New York City ahead of the [read more...]
This is the first song Melissa has recorded of Marsha's after a recording career spanning 50 years of classics: "Come In From the Rain," "Midnight Blue," "Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles,)" "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Just Too Many People," "Just You and I," "If This is Love," and her GRAMMY-winning hit, "You Should Hear How She Talks About You."
I am delighted to share this version of my song "Let There Be More Light" performed with members of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and Choir, under the direction of Noreen Green. It’s today and for the next eight nights! Happy Hanukkah!
Star-studded holiday release of “This Christmas” including Melissa Manchester, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and more
This holiday season, The Tribe, a collective of Los Angeles-based professional musicians, has joined together with an all-star cast including Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Melissa Manchester, Lamont Dozier, Jr., Freda Payne, Frank McComb, Florence LaRue, and more to pay tribute to one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time and to legendary soul singer, Donny Hathaway, who made it famous. The Tribe’s [read more...]
“Through The Eyes Of Love” is the latest single from Manchester’s forthcoming album, RE:VIEW, her 25th, a collection of several of her nineteen Billboard® charted hits, re-envisioned and re-recorded. For the “Through The Eyes Of Love” music video, Manchester “wanted to share with my fans some of the dear people, my ‘Beloveds,’ who have enriched my life’s journey.” She adds, “I wanted to convey, as [read more...]