Bucks County Cabaret
Saturday, October 4
5 pm cocktails; 6 pm performance
Bucks County Playhouse
New Hope, PA
Celebrated singer Linda Eder will bring her diverse repertoire of Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz to this year's Bucks County Cabaret, a one-night-only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The intimate evening of song will be held Saturday, October 4, at the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.
One of the most celebrated concert performers today, Eder took Broadway by storm in the hit Jekyll & Hyde and has gone on to record 15 acclaimed solo albums. Eder has wowed audiences from Carnegie Hall to The Kennedy Center, on national television and in major concert halls across the country.
"Linda Eder's dazzling voice and ability to interpret familiar songs in new ways are matched only by her generosity," said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. "We are thrilled Linda will be joining us at Bucks County Cabaret. It will be a special night for the New Hope community which, since the earliest days of the crisis, has offered consistent and compassionate support for those affected by HIV/AIDS."
The evening will begin with cocktails at 5 pm, followed by a 6 pm performance and live auction. An exclusive VIP reception with Eder will be held after the performance.
VIP tickets start at $325; performance-only tickets start at $85.
Eder's talents have earned her raves whenever she performs. Writing in The New York Times, Stephen Holden said, "Her voice — a rangy, flexible throb driven by a seemingly inexhaustible stamina and topped with high notes that grow larger and fuller as she moves up the scale — leaves you open-mouthed." The Chicago Tribune called her voice "as immense as Garland's and ... as sensuous as Fitzgerald's" and the Los Angeles Times said, "A voice like Linda Eder's is rare."
Born in Arizona and raised in Minnesota, Eder began her career singing in her home state and eventually landed a gig at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. But it was her appearances on the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, that attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike. Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established herself as one of America's most popular and acclaimed new interpreters of pop standards and theatrical songs. Those albums highlight Eder's abundant vocal gifts as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs while making them her own.
Bucks County Playhouse is located in downtown New Hope, which is about 90 minutes west of New York City in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania.
Last year's sold-out Bucks County Cabaret featured stage and screen star Alan Cumming and raised an impressive $165,750 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Bucks County Cabaret Committee
David R. McShane, Chairman
Scott Bass, Drew Desky, Bob Egan, Greg Kammerer & Fred White, Louis Licitra, Pamela Morrison, John Rowe & Steve Noonan, Sam & Happy Shipley, Ron Strouse, Gene Underwood, David Witchell