Broadway leading man Eric Kunze will kick off the all new "Broadway At The Cascade" Cabaret Series at the Spa Resort and Casino in downtown Palm Springs with a one night only concert on August 11 at 8:00 pm. Kunze will reminisce and perform sings from his many Broadway, touring and regional shows including Les Miserables, Miss Siagon and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down The Wind. The Cabaret Series is produced by The Dr. Carol Channing – Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts and all proceeds benefit the Foundation's mission to restore the arts to Americas public schools.
Kunze made his Broadway debut at the age of 20, starring opposite Lea Salonga as Marius in Les Miserables. He went on to star as Chris in Miss Saigon and as Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis. He starred at "The Man" in the national toruing company of Whistle Down The Wind and the title character in the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, opposite Carl Anderson, after replacing Sebastian Bach. Off Broadway, he appeared in Leopard's Leap directed by Michael Rupert. Regional credits include in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Muny, KC Starlight, Sacramento Music Circus and San Diego CLO earning a San Diego Critics Circle Nomination), Evita (LA Ovation Nomination), West Side Story, Into the Woods, the title role in Pippin (LA Robbie Award), South Pacific and the title role in The Who's Tommy in Los Angeles.
The Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts, founded by Broadway legend Carol Channing and her late husband Harry Kullijian, is dedicated to restoring the arts to our nation's public schools in an effort to provide a complete and adequate education that includes a comprehensive, quality arts education as part of the core curriculum to every child in America. The Foundation's primary goals are to raise awareness, on a national level, of the vital need for the arts in our nation's schools while building a grass-roots coalition of parents, teachers, communities, community leaders and celebrated individuals who will advocate for, and insist upon, restoring the arts to our children's core curriculum, and to raise monies to support bringing the arts back to our nation's schools. To quote Carol Channing – "we are not trying to save the Arts, we are using the Arts to save our children".
The "Broadway At The Cascade" Cabaret Series is produced and directed by The Channing-Kullijian Foundation's Executive Director, David Green. A different Broadway or Cabaret Artist will be featured once a month in the intimate Cascade Showroom from August 2012 through June 2013. For tickets, priced at $25. go to www.startickets.com.