Archive for January, 2009

“THE GREAT DIVAS OF GOSPEL,” RETURN TO THE COTTON CLUB

January 29, 2009

The electrifying show, “THE GREAT DIVAS OF GOSPEL,” will return to Harlem’s world-famous COTTON CLUB, located at 656 W. 125th Street, for four special performances in honor of Women’s History Month in March on Wednesdays, March 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th, ’09, at 7:30 p.m.

“THE GREAT DIVAS OF GOSPEL,” pays a nostalgic salute to Gospel’s female pioneers such as: The Roberta Martin Singers, The Clara Ward Singers, The Famous Davis Sisters, Marion Williams & The Stars of Faith, The Famous Caravans, The Roberta Martin Singers, Dorothy Love Coates & The Harmonettes, and the undisputed Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson. Their incredible lives are re-visited through drama and song.  Most importantly, these grand divas were a vital part of the Golden Era of Gospel Music from 1945 to 1960. Their outstanding contributions can not be ignored, for they laid down a solid foundation for today’s singers.

“THE GREAT DIVAS OF GOSPEL,” is a MUST-SEE show that should be on Broadway! It’s a glorious celebration of traditional Gospel Music that you’ll find yourself singing along with. It’s educational! It’s a moving history lesson! And a musical treat that you can bring your whole family to see and enjoy. No profanity! Just heavenly singing!

The impressive cast includes Lady Peachena, the show’s playwright, who gives a stunning portrayal of Mahalia Jackson, plus Betty Cooks, Debbie Sargeant, Nadine Simmons, & Carol Hawthorne.  Since the cast is celebrating their 16th year anniversary,  they’ve decided to add a special segment to the show where they’ll honor some living legends. So the special guest for the March 4th show will be Dr. Joyce Taylor. The honoree for the March 11th Show will be Evangelist Gloria White of Bridgeport, CT.  The March 18th Show will spotlight Evang. Doreen Figueroa of New Life Tabernacle of Brooklyn.  All of these phenomenal singers have been singing Gospel music for more than 30 years, and they were the featured vocalists of the renowned Institutional Radio Choir of Brooklyn, NY.  Fans are encouraged to bring flowers, and gifts of love to these wonderful ladies of song. Don’t wait until the last moment to get tickets, because this once-in-a-lifetime event promises to be an early sellout.  A delicious all-you-can-eat soul food buffet dinner will be served before each show begins. Get your tickets now online at: www.divasofgospel.eventbrite.com, For group sales, more info, or to book this fabulous show, call 718-235-0350.