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  • For Immediate Release:                                                
     
    4 Times Entertainment and The Montalbán 
    Present the World Premiere of
    The Soul of Broadway – Impossible Dreams
    Starring TV and Broadway Leading Man Terron Brooks
    Plus Album Release
    Concert on Sunday, November 3, 2019
     
    LOS ANGELES, CA – October 4, 2019 – 4 Times Entertainment in association with The Montalbán is pleased to announce the World Premiere of The Soul of Broadway – Impossible Dreams starring Terron Brooks with musical direction by Mark Vogel on Sunday, November 3, 2019. This special one-night-only concert experience, produced and directed by Brian Purcell and choreographed by Leah Seminario, will bring a fresh perspective to Broadway songs—including classic and contemporary favorites —as Brooks reinterprets them all. The award-winning Brooks, best known for portraying Eddie Kendricks in NBC’s Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Temptations, has starred on Broadway in The Lion King as Simba and Hairspray as Seaweed. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the performance will begin at 7:00 PM on the Montalbán’s main stage (1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028). Tickets range from $15 to $50. For tickets and more on this production, please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.thesoulofbroadway.com.
     
     
    Tickets for the inaugural production of The Soul of Broadway, which is an hour and twenty minutes and open to all ages, are priced at $15 (side orchestra), $20 (center rear orchestra) and $50 for front center orchestra VIP seats, which include a pre-show meet and greet with Brooks, the new album and a custom “Soul” SCENERY bagsJennifer Wheeler Kahn’s SCENERY bags and accessories are made from retired theatre backdrops and a portion of proceeds from every sale is donated to TDF to take kids to see theatre.
     
    This night of reimagined songs will take audiences through a journey of love, loss, and the hope of a new tomorrow. The Soul of Broadway pulls back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to live out impossible dreams. 
     
    Brooks states, “I conceived The Soul of Broadway to take the stories of the songs outside of the Broadway musical and make them relevant to everybody, no matter where they are in life. I thought if I had a blank canvas to create I could come up with something unique and special, putting my SOUL into it. The messages and themes take a universal human form beyond genre. The show allows me to tell my story in my style woven through the iconic songs people love.”
     
     
    The Soul of Broadway concert will boast an array of newly arranged Broadway favorites by Mark Vogel such as a 90’s R&B take on “Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd, “Something’s Coming” from Westside Story, sonically inspired by a mix of Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars and a stripped-down anthemic rendition of “Tomorrow” from Annie, to name a few. Vogel a BMI award-winning TV and film composer who has worked with John Stamos, The Beach Boys, Natalie Cole, Queen Latifah, Joan Rivers and Megan Hilty, is the Musical Director for The Soul of Broadway.
     
    Helping to set the stage for the evening will be a four-piece band (featuring Gustin Flaig on drums,Zach Fenske on guitar, Simba Scott on bass and Vogel on piano), backing vocalists (Fredericka MeekRhett George and Natalie Machen) and international/Broadway lighting designer Jared Sayeg (Ovation and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Winner).
     
    Terron Brooks by Lionel Garcia
     
    THE ALBUM:
     
    On the heels of the live spectacle, VMN Productions, Inc. will release The Soul of Broadway, Brooks’ full-length album, on November 8, 2019. “In 2018, I started collaborating with Mark Vogel and we recorded ‘The Impossible Dream’ with just the piano and the magic happened. We were off and running to create a Terron Brooks album in sound and style that felt original although we were covering Broadway songs. I wanted this recording to be rebellious and turn songs on their head,” Brooks states. Sylvia MacCalla joined Brooks and Vogel completing the arranging, producing team that saw the vision through to completion. The 10-track offering will be available digitally on all major retail outlets and will include many of the songs that audience members will hear at the live concert. Advance physical copies will be available at The Montalbán for purchase, and gifted to all VIP ticket holders.
     
    THE VIDEO:
     
    One month earlier, on October 8, 2019, 4 Times Entertainment will debut Brooks’ first music video from the new album, a rock/gospel version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart’s major work, “The Music of The Night” (https://youtu.be/OOggNddS0Ts).
     
    ABOUT:
     
    Terron Brooks (Creator/Star) – 
    Terron Brooks, a two-time NAACP Award nominee for supporting actor, is widely known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series The Temptations.
     
    He is an accomplished singer/songwriter/actor/author/motivational speaker who has a passion for sharing his gift of music with the world. Born and raised in Southern California, Brooks has had the pleasure of performing with many amazing artists such as Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, David Foster, Randy Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Sheila E., One Republic and Smokey Robinson. He has toured internationally with Phil Collins (Going Back Tour) and Matthew Morrison (opening act for The New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys Tour) and his voice can be heard in numerous television and film soundtracks. Brooks is also a motivational speaker, life coach and author of the inspirational book Something GoOD on the Table: Practical Proverbs for the Soul. He has also sung with artists on The VoiceThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Ellen DeGeneres Show and American Idol. His universal appeal has led him to stages all across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
     
    Brooks is a Broadway performer who has been seen as “Simba” in Disney’s The Lion King and “Seaweed” in Hairspray. He was also featured in the World Premieres of Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical and First Wives Club: The Musical. Brooks is an Ovation Award nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Daddy Brubeck” in Sweet Charity at Reprise 2.0, Brooks has been featured on numerous film and TV soundtrack albums including Grammy-winning Hairspray (New Line), Tears From The Sun (Sony), The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Universal) and ABC’s Geppetto. As a guest artist for the Atlanta, Colorado, and Taiwan Symphony Orchestras, Brooks has sung the classic songs of Disney. His vocals are featured on six songs from Smokey Robinson’s latest record, Smokey and Friends
     
    Mark Vogel (Musical Director/Arranger) –
    Mark Vogel is a record producer and an award-winning television and film composer. He has several network television series to his credit, including the hit Full House, a series in which he appeared for four seasons as a member of Jesse and the Rippers with John Stamos. He and Stamos also wrote original music for the series. Other network shows include ABC’s Delta starring Delta Burke and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place with Ryan Reynolds.
     
    Vogel has composed music for eight motion pictures. His film credits include Raising Helen for Disney, starring Kate Hudson; and The Calling starring Faye Dunaway and most recently Hurricane Bianca 1 and 2 for Netflix. In 2015, Vogel made his New York debut, co-starring in the off-Broadway musical, Happy 50ish, a musical he co-wrote.
     
    Vogel has performed for three United States Presidents, music directed many celebrity performances and is currently director of A&R for Spectra Records new Broadway division.
     
    Brian Purcell (Director/Producer) –
    Brian Purcell is excited to get back to his theatre roots and work with his good friend and colleague Terron Brooks and wife Leah Seminario in developing The Soul of Broadway for the stage. In 2011, he co-founded 4 Times Entertainment, Inc. and launched pop vocal group, The Company Men, a nationally recognized touring group.
     
    Prior to creating Company Men, Purcell was the president of Flicker House Productions, a production company dedicated and focused on bringing quality stories and characters to its audiences. While running Flicker House, he produced and directed a number of shows includingAn Evening with Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd WebberChess The Musical, which raised funds for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and a workshop of the new musical Too Many Blondesstarring multiple AVN award-winner Stormy Daniels. He also launched the critically acclaimed production of The Who’s Tommy, which ran at The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California. The year was 2008 and for the first time in live theatre, audience members were able to experience a show in High Definition 3D audio presented by EXP3D while wearing BOSE headphones. He also produced The Question, an indie rock ballet.
     
    Performance credits include the Broadway National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, Ragtime and Evita. Purcell has been blessed to director such seasoned actors as Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley(Original Broadway cast member, Side Show, Sunset Blvd. and Les Miserables), Tony Nominee Susan Egan (Belle from original Beauty and the Beast cast and Cabaret), Emmy and Tony Nominee Matthew Morrison (Glee, Broadway’s South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza,Hairspray’s original Link Larkin), Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble, CBS’s Rock Star: INXS, We Will Rock You,Broadway’s Joseph and the Amazing…) and Grammy Nominee Nona Hendryx.
     
    Leah Seminario (Choreographer) –
    Leah Seminario has choreographed at several theaters and venues in Southern California. Credits include: Guys and Dolls and Bugsy Malone (Norris Center for the Performing Arts), An Evening with Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical Too Many BlondesGrease and Bye Bye Birdie. She has also choreographed a Burlesque Review for 2010’s COMIC-CON in San Diego and choreographed for recording artist Bobby Solomin Smith (opening act for Boyz II Men). Performing credits include the Broadway National tours of Camelot (starring Michael York), Jesus Christ SuperstarSeussical the MusicalThe Who’s Tommy and The Real Love. She has assisted well-known choreographers Patti Wilcox and Baayork Lee as well as worked closely with choreographers such as Patti Colombo, John Sharon, Donald McKayle, Jason Myher, Josh Bergasse and Mitzi Hamilton.
     
    4 Times Entertainment, Inc. (Co-creator/Producer) – 
    4 Times Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 2011 by partners Brian PurcellDaniel TatarStuart Ambrose and Shawn Perucca. Together they set out to create and produce The Company Men, a nationally recognized pop vocal group. A modern-day Rat Pack, this ensemble is unlike any other four-man vocal group touring today. The Company Men deliver a high energy theatrical concert experience in which the group “mashes” today’s Top 40 hits with reimagined classics of the last six decades, blending artists from Sam Cooke to Sam Smith and The Temptations to The Weekend and many more. When Purcell took sole ownership in 2018, he expanded the group, which now features three companies nationwide including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Over the last eight years, the group has performed over 3,500 shows combined worldwide at performing arts centers, private events, casinos, festivals and cruise ships. 4 Times Entertainment is honored to add The Soul of Broadway to its roster of shows. Continuing in 4 Times fashion, The Soul of Broadwayreconceives Broadway favorites with an explosive new flare.
     
    The Montalbán (Venue/Co-presenter) – 
    The Montalbán, Hollywood’s classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts and screened entertainment, is located at 1615 Vine Street just south of the world-famous Hollywood and Vine intersection. The gorgeous Beaux Arts building was the first legitimate live Broadway-style theater in Hollywood, California, and is one of the few remaining mid-sized and fully equipped proscenium theaters in Los Angeles. Featuring orchestra, mezzanine, loge and balcony seating, it is known for its excellent sightlines and acoustics. The venue is also proud of its versatile rooftop where films are screened many nights throughout the year.
     
    LINKS – 

    • The Soul of Broadway – https://www.thesoulofbroadway.com

    • Terron Brooks Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/terronbrooks
    • The Soul Of Broadway Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TSOBDWY
    • The Soul Of Broadway Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thesoulofbroadway
    • 4 Times Entertainment, Inc. – http://www.4timesentertainment.com
    • 4 Times Entertainment Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/4XEntertainment
    • 4 Times Entertainment Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/4timesentertainment

     

    • The Soul of Broadway Teaser- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfeUxhFPiXY
    • “The Music of The Night” Music Video – https://youtu.be/OOggNddS0Ts

     

    • The Montalbán’s Event Page – https://www.themontalban.com/sob
    • The Montalbán’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheMontalban
    • The Montalbán’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/themontalban
    • The Montalbán’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/the_montalban
    • SCENERY bags – www.scenerybags.com

     

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