Feinstein’s Presents brings its Feinstein’s at the Nikko series to Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts on May 30 at 7 p.m. when they present two-time Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth. Showcasing world-class performers at larger Bay Area venues, the series features Bebe’s Stories with Piano in a cabaret-style evening as she offers songs and stories from throughout her illustrious career.
Acclaimed for her work in film and television, Bebe won two Emmy Awards for her role of Lilth Sternin Crane on “Cheers” and was nominated for Emmys for her work on “Frasier” as well as her portrayal of Dorothy Parker in the TV film, “Dash and Lilly.” Additional appearances have included “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Madam Secretary,” among others.
In 1980, she made her Broadway debut in A Chorus Line and won her first Tony Award in Sweet Charity, followed by Damn Yankees, Fosse, and The Addams Family. For her portrayal of Velma in Chicago, she won her second Tony, the Drama Desk, Astaire, Outer Critic’s Circle, and Drama League Distinguished Performance of the Year Awards. And the list goes on.
Tickets to Bebe Neuwirth’s Stories with Piano range from $65-$100 and are on sale now at 866-663-1063 or online at www.ticketfly.com. Lesher Center for the Arts is located at 1601 Civic Drive (at Locust Street) in downtown Walnut Creek.
MUSICAL NOTES. The 16th annual Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts” program was announced last month and, once again, Bay Area high school seniors will be awarded $45,000. “Encouraging young artists to follow their dreams and express their creativity was very important to Steve Silver, said Jo Schuman Silver, producer. “We are proud to be able to honor his legacy with this outstanding program.” High school seniors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to submit a completed entry form along with a three-minute performance in one of three categories: singing, acting, or dancing. The finalists will perform their three-minute performance live at Beach Blanket Babylon’s Club Fugazi on Monday June 4 in front of a panel of celebrity judges and an invited audience of family and friends. One winner from each category will receive $15,000 from the foundation and BBB toward their higher education. For complete guidelines, rules and the entry form, visit www.beachblanketbablylon.com. All entries must be postmarked or uploaded by 11:59 p.m. PST on April 27, 2018. Finalists will be notified on May 7, 2018.
Pictured left to right: Emile Kealani Suarez, voice; Producer Jo Schuman Silver; BBB cast member Tammy Nelson; Yongfeng Lim, dance; and Peter Stielstra, acting, from the 2017 “Scholarship for the Arts” finals.