The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents A Broadway Evening with Heather Headley, Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Center. The ASO is proud to collaborate with Headley and her special guest, NBC’s The Voice finalist, Chris Mann. Headley and Mann will be joined on stage by the Parkview High School Lab Singers and Madrigals in Little Rock for one night only.
From her role as Broadway’s original Nala in The Lion King and her Tony Award-winning role as Aida in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida to her recurring role as Gwen Garrett on NBC’s Chicago Med, Headley is one of the most talented artists of this generation. In 2016 she returned to the Broadway stage as Shug Avery in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple.
Headley will perform selections from The Lion King and Aida as well as selections from Broadway favorites like “For Good” from the award-winning musical, Wicked and “My House” from Matilda. Headley will also perform selections from classic hits like “Amazing Grace” and Elton John’s “Your Song” for a well-rounded musical evening.
Tickets are $19, $39, $59, and $79 and can be purchased online at www.ArkansasSymphony.org; at the Robinson Center street-level box office beginning 90 minutes prior to the concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 1.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents An Evening with Heather Headley, a special concert featuring vocalist Heather Headley 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The concert will feature Ms. Headley performing selections from Tony-winning musicals The Lion King and EAida, and other songs from Broadway’s most popular musicals, under the baton of conductor Ron Colvard.
Heather Headley was born and spent most of her childhood in Trinidad. In the 90’s, her family moved to the United States where her love for the arts flourished and grew into an incredible and multi-faceted career.
Headley is known for her GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, winning the prestigious Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her title role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and originating the role of Nala in Time Rice’s hit Tony-winning musical, The Lion King. Her stage and music career also includes GRAMMY Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, starring as Shug Avery in the Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, and for winning the coveted Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. M
This special concert is only available to Arkansas Symphony Orchestra subscribers until single ticket sales are opened to the general public in August. Subscriptions are available by calling the ASO Box Office at 501-666-1761, ext. 1 or by visiting www.ArkansasSymphony.org/subscribe.