Performing: 11/15/2015 - Buy Tickets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Art Garfunkel Comes to The Wilbur
WHAT: On Sunday, November 15th, 2015, Art Garfunkel is coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District.
Legendary singer ART GARFUNKEL is excited to announce a Carnegie Hall performance in his New York City hometown. The Saturday, October 3 show dubbed “At Last” is part of his in-progress array of domestic and international “In Close-Up” concerts. Tickets for the Carnegie Hall show go on sale Friday, August 14. GARFUNKEL has also announced more U.S. shows including Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre on Sunday, November 8.
So far this year he has already performed in Korea, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Denmark, as well as nearly two dozen shows in the U.S. This past June, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and Diamond-selling singer was invited to Tel Aviv, Israel, where he packed the 10,000-capacity Bloomfield Stadium.
ART GARFUNKEL’s tour, with guitarist Tab Laven, encompasses his solo hits, Simon and Garfunkel songs, cuts from his favorite songwriters–Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, A.C. Jobim and Paul Simon—and parts of his forthcoming autobiography.
GARFUNKEL is very much enjoying his time on the road, saying “I do a 90-minute show, where I mix songs and read poetic bits from my autobiography. I write about my life in show business, my woman, crossing the U.S. and Europe on foot, the mystery of it all. The act of reading these things, and the inflections and pauses, seems to me like singing. You learn to phrase with poignancy.” You can check out a wide-ranging, five-part interview with Forbes.com here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimclash/2014/11/26/where-have-you-gone-mike-nichols-art-garfunkel-gives-perspective-on-the-late-director/
In other exciting news, Simon & Garfunkel have re-released their 1981 “Concert In Central Park”–where they played to 500,000 fans–on CD and DVD (out August 7 via Legacy Recordings), and PBS is airing the acclaimed concert film during August Pledge Week (check local listings). Legacy also released Simon & Garfunkel: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection, the most comprehensive 12″ vinyl Simon & Garfunkel anthology ever assembled, which includes the duo’s five Columbia Records studio masterpieces (first released between 1964 and 1970) as well as Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits, their all-time best-selling title. GARFUNKEL’s acclaimed two-CD collection The Singer is also being re-released in England in conjunction with his upcoming tour dates.
You can also dig into ART’s website, where he chronicles–in order–every book he has read since 1968 (all 1,218 of them), his 60 favorite songs of all time, acting credits, poetry and discography: www.artgarfunkel.com
Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of prose poems and released 12 original solo albums, the most recent being SOME ENCHANTED EVENING in 2007. Then, in 2012, he most proudly released his life’s body of work, a 2-CD compendium, THE SINGER. Art and his beautiful wife, actress Kathryn Luce Garfunkel, have two sons, 24 year-old Arthur Junior–a magnificent singer in his own right–and nine-year-old Beau Daniel.
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WHEN: Sunday, November 15th, 2015 – 8:00 PM
COST: $50.00 – $75.00
WHERE: The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9700
TICKETS: Visit www.thewilbur.com, or call the box office at 617.248.9700
About The Wilbur:
Celebrating 100 years, The Wilbur, nestled in Boston’s historic Theatre District, is the premiere destination for comedy and music in Boston, MA. Built in 1914 by The Shubert Brothers, The Wilbur opened in 1915 and was named for The Shubert Theatre’s manager A.L. Wilbur. Recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich in July of 2008, The Wilbur has become a first-class venue showcasing A-list comedians and musicians. A Comedy Central verified venue, the theater has attracted the best of the best in comedy including Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Jim Gaffigan. They also boast award-winning musicians from all genres such as Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovitt and Smoky Robinson. Offering an intimate show setting, The Wilbur provides the perfect environment for enjoying comedy sensations and chart topping artists in the heart of Boston’s historic Theater District.
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit www.thewilbur.com, or call 617.248.9700.