THE BEST IS YET TO COME Date: Monday August 23,2010 Place: Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street. (between 9th and 10th Avenues, north side of 42nd Street. The theatre is downstairs at the West Bank Café) Time: 7:00 p.m. Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. Reservations: (212) 695-6909 Hours to call: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Theatre doesn’t accept online reservations) Cost: $25.00 cover; $15.00 food/beverage charge. Theatre has a full bar and menu available.
In a terrifically entertaining evening of song and story, The Best Is Yet To Come celebrates Frank Sinatra, the most highly acclaimed entertainer of the entire twentieth century. Featuring Telarc recording artist Tony DeSare and New York Times “Editor’s Choice” author Tom Santopietro, The Best Is Yet To Come delivers an audience pleasing mix of classic Sinatra songs intermingled with stories and anecdotes which illustrate why Frank Sinatra earned his status as “Chairman of the Board.”
After headlining New York’s hottest nightspots like Birdland and the Café Carlyle, Tony DeSare has now released two CDs which have climbed into the top 10 of Billboard’s jazz charts. Championed by The New York Times as “The rising new talent on the cabaret scene”, DeSare’s infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality have earned him a reputation as one of New York City’s most thrilling young performers- a singer, songwriter, pianist, and exciting new talent in the Sinatra tradition.
Enjoy an evening of Sinatra songs and hear Tom Santopietro’s entertaining stories and anecdotes from his just released book Sinatra in Hollywood. Taking a fresh look at Sinatra’s extraordinary career and the special place he holds in American life as legendary singer, Academy Award winning actor, and cultural icon, Sinatra in Hollywood has already been praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “Certain to satisfy Sinatra’s legion of fans.”
The Best Is Yet To Come intersperses author Santopietro’s amusing and revelatory anecdotes about Sinatra’s classic movies, tempestuous romances, and Rat Pack hi-jinx, with Tony DeSare’s fresh new take on the Sinatra hits- “One For My Baby”, “All The Way”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “My Kind of Town”,“That’s Life”- that made Frank “The Voice of the 20th Century.” Informative, thought-provoking and always highly entertaining, The Best Is Yet to Come provides an ideal mix of cultural insight, food for thought, and pure entertainment.