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Published: Feb 16, 2024

You might consider the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as Carnegie Hall south with upcoming performances of such legends of song as David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Diana Krall, Johnny Mathis and Paul Anka.

An Intimate Evening with David Foster and Katharine McPhee returns to the Au-Rene Theater in a concert generously underwritten by Jeannette and Marty Engelmann on Thursday, February 15 at 8 p.m. Foster, a 16-time Grammy® award-winning musician, songwriter and producer, joins with acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star McPhee to bring their viral Instagram show to the stage. Along with some of their favorites, this powerhouse duo will deliver his hits from Chicago, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé eand McPhee’s biggest songs from American Idol, Smash and Waitress as well as a lively entertaining banter between the two.

Possessing a voice the New York Times calls “at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication,” Diana Krall performs as part of the TD Jazz Series sponsored by TD Bank on Monday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. She is the  only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered two Grammy Awards, ten Juno® Awards and have earned nine Gold, three Platinum, and seven multi-Platinum albums. From her 1999 release of When I Look in Your Eyes, which spent an unprecedented 52 weeks in the #1 position on Billboard's Jazz chart, to her most recent release, This Dream Of You, Krall has built a devoted fan base.

Music icon Johnny Mathis returns on Saturday, February 24 at 8 p.m. Given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, he popularized songs now considered standards such as "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," and "Misty" as well as becoming the unofficial voice of Christmas with six holiday albums. Mathis has topped the charts so many times with his more than 80 albums that his 1958 release, Johnny's Greatest Hits, started the music industry tradition of Greatest Hits albums and was noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for a nearly 10-year run on the Billboard Top Albums Chart.

Paul Anka performs his greatest hits on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. This songwriting master and incomparable performer penned “She's a Lady” for Tom Jones, “This Is It” for Michael Jackson and “My Way” for Frank Sinatra. One of the most prolific and versatile singer-songwriters of any generation, Anka has had a record on Billboard's Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades and is famous for such massive hits like "Diana," "Lonely Boy" and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder.”

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The Broward Center 2023/2024 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and UHealth University of Miami Health System. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level and UHealth-University of Miami Health System Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 100,000 students annually. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. ale. For more information, visit