Woody Allen, Michael McDonald, Wilson Phillips, Martin Short, many more coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ruth Eckerd Hall announced a monsoon of concerts and theatrical productions on Wednesday, and there are some huge names on the list.
Foremost among them: Woody Allen.
As you may know, the legendary director is a big-time jazz clarinetist, and he'll bring his New Orleans Jazz Band to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Dec. 30. Tickets start at $45. This is most definitely a candidate for Soundcheck's coveted WTF Concert of the Year award, though one that we certainly welcome.
Other notable musical and comedy acts coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theatre this fall and winter: Lindsey Buckingham (Oct. 5, and it's already sold out), k.d. lang (Oct. 7), Peter Frampton (Oct. 8), Melissa Manchester (Nov. 4), The Australian Pink Floyd Show (Nov. 9), Richard Marx (Nov. 12), Benise (Nov. 12), Joe Bonamassa (Nov. 25), George Thorogood and the Destroyers (Nov. 29), Dave Koz and friends (Nov. 30), Celtic Woman (Dec. 6), Bowzer's Holiday Rock 'n' Roll Party (Dec. 9), Michael McDonald with America (Dec. 10), Tony Orlando (Dec. 13), Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie (Dec. 15), Dar Williams (Dec. 16), the Irish Tenors (Dec. 19), Gregg Allman (Jan. 14), Liza Minnelli (Jan. 17), Gordon Lightfoot (Jan. 20), Tim Conway (Jan. 21), Danny Aiello (Jan. 24), Tom Rush (Jan. 27), The Temptations and the Four Tops (Jan. 27), Patti LaBelle (Feb. 1), Sha Na Na (Feb. 2), Diana Krall (Feb. 14), Mandy Patinkin (Feb. 15), Paul Anka (Feb. 17), Michael Amante (Feb. 18), Vicki Lawrence (Feb. 19), Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (Feb. 23), Debby Boone (Feb. 24), Jane Monheit (Feb. 25), the Irish Rovers (Feb. 28), Chris Botti (March 2), Itzhak Perlman (March 4), Bob Newhart (March 18), Wilson Phillips (March 23), Tony Bennett (March 23) Navah Perlman (March 24), Neil Sedaka (March 25), David Benoit and Brian Culbertson (March 25), Debbie Reynolds (March 27), Jake Shimbukuro (March 29), Martin Short (March 29), Johnny Mathis (April 5) and Yanni (April 26).
Whew. Are you as out of breath as we are? If you're interested in any of these shows, head to Ruth Eckerd Hall's website for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: AP.