Tonights concert is at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY.
Recognized by audiences and performing artists as one of the most comfortable, friendly, and acoustically-inviting theatres in the greater New York metro area, the NYCB Theatre at Westbury presents a broad range of acclaimed performers geared to virtually every entertainment taste and interest. The venue has a rich and storied history that begins in 1956 when three partners, Frank Ford, Lee Guber and Shelly Gross, stepped out of car to inspect the underdeveloped industrial site that was to become the Westbury Music Fair.
The Westbury Music Fair became a reality on June 18, 1956 when the three entrepreneurs opened their first Westbury production. The show was “The King and I” staring Charles Korvin and Constance Carpenter.
In 1966, recognizing the ever increasing hunger for more entertainment on Long Island, the tent gave way to a state of the art, fully enclosed theatre-in-the-round. The expanded programming enabled Music Fair Productions to present both Broadway shows and top name talent year round.
The first show to be held in the new facility in 1966 was Jack Benny with Special Guest Wayne Newton. Among the many shows to be held at Westbury over the years were performances by Judy Garland (1967), The Who (1968), and Bruce Springsteen (1975) as well as regular appearances by such notable stars as Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Don Rickles, Diana Ross and many more.
This theatre has special memories for me. I was a teenager (hard to believe) living on Long Island when this theatre opened, it was quite the talk at the time!
“The Boys” were apparently spending time in NY on their day off. New York is a favorite place for them. I’m sure they are looking forward also to the upcoming Radio City Concert.
Twitters and Tweets:
Gianluca tweeted 2 days ago “And love’s kept me cool in July and warm in December.” He has sent us 2 tweets with pictures of himself, one stated “Live from my bed” and the other, last night “Sweet dreams.” He’s keeping fan’s hearts fluttering!
Piero tweeted 2 days ago “Live free, be free #love #my #life”
He also tweeted after the Boston concert “Boston was amazing.”
Ignazio tweeted yesterday with a photo “Eating Edamane,could eat a thousand of them.”
Check out the interview on Team Il Volo “Il Volo”s Four Backstage Secrets” (Parade.com). The author of the article stated, “The demographic profile of their fan base is one of the most comprehensive I have ever witnessed and consists of Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers and Pre Baby Boomers’ She also says “They are wise and sensitive beyond their years”
Please note also on Team Il Volo the announcement of “Il Volo Private Wine and Dine” being held in Detroit on December 1st.
We are eagerly awaiting Michele’s concert experiences and photos.
On a personal note, LeeLee (from this site) and your “Girl Reporter” are meeting for the first time and going to the Concert in Miami on Saturday! We are very excited!!
Love and Luck tonight, Il Volo!