Rob will bring his show, The Rock Tenor in the Grand Illusion,
to (le) Poisson Rouge on Monday night, August 22. Special
guest performers from Broadway, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and
the world of ROCK will also be featured. Globalvision Records
producer and long-time Evan collaborator Jeremy Roberts will
provide musical direction. The evening will highlight a 6-piece
rock band and four vocalists. Proceeds benefit BROADWAY
CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS.
THE GRAND ILLUSION will
celebrate the Classic Rock genre and honor some of the most
iconic Rock Tenors of our time, featuring songs inspired by some
of the great Rock Tenors: Roger Daltrey (THE WHO), Dennis
DeYoung & Tommy Shaw (STYX), Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER), Freddie
Mercury (QUEEN), Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Bono (U2), Robert Plant
(LED ZEPPELIN) David Gilmour & Roger Waters (PINK FLOYD), David
Lee Roth & Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN), Luciano Pavarotti,
Monday, August 22 at 10pm
Tickets: $20 (advance), $25 (at the door)
(le) poisson rouge | 158 Bleecker
Street | 212.505.FISH
|THE ROCK TENOR fuses rock and roll anthems,
Broadway classics, opera favorites, country rhythms, and
classical melodies in a unique performance that showcases
these familiar works in a whole new light.
Performed with a live rock band featuring some of the top
musicians in the country, THE ROCK TENOR will appeal to
even the most casual fan of Broadway, classical, and rock
and roll. The set list spans The Beatles, Puccini, Journey,
Handel, The Police, Meatloaf, Les Miserables, Mozart,
Bach, Queen, Sondheim, Bon Jovi, Andrea Bocelli, STYX, The Rolling
Stones, Daughtry, and Keith Urban, plus music by The String
Divas, an all-string group led by Betsy Goode.
Rob Evan, Morgan James (Broadway's upcoming The Adams
Family Musical), Dustin Brayley (international tour of
Rent), and Aaron LaVigne (winner of FameCast
Season 4), THE ROCK TENOR
ran for seven weeks in Summer 2009 at The Wilma Theater in
for news of upcoming performances!
|The Dream Engine appeared September 16, 2006
at the 2006 Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards Show in Atlanta, GA.
The performance included two songs (piano and vocals only) w/ Rob,
Elaine, Adrienne, Neal, and Steve on piano. The show was televised live on GPB-TV (Georgia Public Broadcast) and
rebroadcast on September 22. The 2006 inductees included R.E.M.
and Gregg Allman (both of whom performed), Felice Bryant,
Dallas Austin, and Jermaine Dupri. Other performers included
Kristen Hall (formerly of Sugarland) and Drumline.
www.TheDreamEngine.com for updates!
A preview of "The Rock Tenor" and "Classic M: The Music
of Motown, USA" was presented on
January 11, 2009 at Florence Gould Hall in New York. This
showcase was part of the 2009 Association of Performing Arts
About The Showcase:
"The Rock Tenor" is a new concert
experience that brings together classical and Broadway music
with some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written,
featuring music by The Beatles, U2, Journey, Daughtry, Led
Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Police, and Queen, fused
with the sounds of Bach, Beethoven, Puccini, Handel,
Bernstein, Webber, Rodgers, and Sondheim. On January 11, Rob
Evan will be joined by featured singers Patti Russo (Meat
Loaf), Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar), Brandi
Burkhardt (Tale of Two Cities, Mamma Mia), and Tad
Wilson (Rock of Ages), along with a group of the most
versatile musicians in New York, to give audiences a preview
of the upcoming 2009-2010 concert tour..
From 1959 to 1972, the city of Detroit changed the sound
of American music forever. It was a new brand of popular
music that introduced artists like Diana Ross and the
Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The
Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, Gladys
Knight & The Pips, and Lionel Richie. "Classic M: The
Music of Motown, USA" is a new concert that
celebrates the Detroit sound with a group of the most
talented young performers in the country performing songs
with the same passion and unbridled joy as the original
artists. The show features performances by Lawrence Clayton
(Bells Are Ringing, The Civil War, Once Upon a Mattress,
Dreamgirls) and Ramona Keller (Brooklyn, Caroline or
Change, Smokey Joe's Cafe). They are backed by a
seven-piece band playing authentic arrangements of the
The National Theater, Washington DC - June 1, 2008
AP: Broadway came to the nation's capital Sunday night
during a gala for the Ford's Theatre attended by President
Bush and first lady Laura Bush.
Actor Hal Holbrook, country music singer Trisha Yearwood,
former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, and other stars
performed songs and spoken word pieces from the musical "The
Civil War" at the National Theatre, which hosted the event
because the beneficiary theater is under renovation.
"Laura and I have been coming here now for eight years to
the Ford Theatre gala and this is by far the best," Bush
said after the performances. "It's such an uplifting
performance and a reminder of what a great president Abraham
The musical, which premiered in Houston in 1998 before
opening on Broadway, follows the course of the war from
The spoken word selections invoked Frederick Douglass,
Sojourner Truth, and Lincoln among others. Holbrook read
Yearwood performed two numbers: "If I Should Lose My Way"
with Broadway star Rob Evan, and "The Honor of Your Name."
Aiken sang "Sarah."
Other performers included actor Avery Brooks, musician
Larry Gatlin and author Maya Angelou. Angelou was one of the
evenings two recipients of Lincoln Medals.
Actress Ruby Dee also was honored with a medal. Her
daughter accepted it on her behalf.
"The Lincoln Medal brings Abraham Lincoln's legacy to
life by recognizing his wisdom and vision in the work of
today's leaders," the first lady said when introducing the
recipients. "It honors those who through their
accomplishments or personal attributes illuminate the
character of our most beloved president."
Visit CNN.com for a short video from the event.
Rob performed the
title role of Ludwig Von Beethoven in Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Rock Opera,
Beethoven's Last Night, March 25 through May 2, 2010 and
March 16 through May 21, 2011.
Rob starred as Jean Valjean in the
Theater of the Stars production of Les Miserables during
August and September 2008.
Tarzan: The Broadway Musical
closed July 8, 2007.
Rob played the role of Kerchak.
In 2005, the hit Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde
was transformed into the concert event of the year! Performers for the tour
included Rob Evan as Jekyll/Hyde, Kate Shindle as Lucy, and Brandi Burkhardt as
Emma. Photos can be found on the Multimedia Page.