Jennifer Hudson, Marc Anthony, Don Henley coming to the Mahaffey Theater
Bill Edwards isn't wasting time making his presence felt at the Mahaffey Theater.
After renovating Jannus Live and The Club at Treasure Island, and after purchasing St. Petersburg's troubled BayWalk complex, Edwards has unveiled a star-studded lineup for his inaugural season running the Mahaffey, and we have to say: Wow.
Among the concerts coming soon: Kenny Rogers (Oct. 14); Jennifer Hudson, above (Nov. 4); Don Henley (Nov. 18); Marc Anthony (Nov. 20); Cedric the Entertainer (Nov. 20); Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Howard Hewitt (Dec. 2); John Legend (Dec. 13); Yo Gabba Gabba (Dec. 19); Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and Maxine Nightingale (Dec. 31); Dennis Miller (Jan. 8); the O'Jays (Jan. 12); Roberta Flack (Jan. 29), Gladys Knight (Feb. 17) and Cloris Leachman (April 15).
Holy jeez. Talk about a blast across the bow to Ruth Eckerd Hall.
For more shows and the details behind the announcement, click here for John Fleming's story.