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THE PARKER HAS ENTERTAINMENT FROM A (ALAN CUMMING) To Z (THE ZOMBIES) THIS APRIL

Published: Mar 17, 2022

Tony Award® winner and four-time Emmy® nominee Alan Cumming returns to The Parker on Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. with his new cabaret show “Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age.” In this intimate evening with a truly remarkable performer, he brings his puckish, eclectic spirit and joie de vivre to a mischievous exploration of that most communal of pastimes: aging. Cumming has performed in concert halls across the globe, including the Sydney Opera House, London Palladium, Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. A multi-talented star, Cumming has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth and the Emcee in Cabaret in the West End and on Broadway. This event contains adult language or content.Tickets are $43-$108.

                       

Janis Ian with Tom Chapin and Livingston Taylor light up the Lillian S. Wells stage in “Celebrating Our Years Together,” billed as Ian’s last North American Tour, on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. Ian is the Grammy®-winning folk icon who appeared on the jazz/blues scene with the release of the album Janis Ian in 1996 with the song “That Grand Illusion,” which immediately became a success. Her most beloved album, Between The Lines, features some of the most famous music from the her catalog including “At Seventeen” and “When The Party's Over.” Tickets are $35-$60.

 

Presented by the Broward Center and AEG Presents, The Zombies: “Life is a Merry-Go-Round Tour.” The 60's pop masters English rock band, featuring vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist and vocalist Rod Argent, will entertain audiences at The Parker on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, The Zombies scored a British and American hit in 1964 with "She's Not There," and in the U.S. with "Tell Her No" in 1965 and "Time of the Season" in 1968. Their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle is ranked number 100 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Tickets are $42.50-$72.50 with a VIP tour package available.                                    

American singer, actor, presenter, comedian and activist Henry Rollins comes to The Parker on Tuesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. in “Good to See You in 2022” presented by the Broward Center and AEG Presents. "Rollins is many things," says The Washington Post, "diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter." Entertainment Weekly's list includes "punk rock icon, spoken word poet, actor, author and DJ, so the question is, “Is there anything this guy can't do?" TV Guide has more concisely called him a "Renaissance Man" but if Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be "workaholic." He has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and a traveler, favoring road-less-traveled locales such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia and North Korea. This event is not appropriate for children under 12. Tickets are $27.50-$47.50 with a meet & greet package also available for $183.50.      

 

Jimmie Vaughan and Samantha Fish team up on Wednesday, April 6 at 8 p.m. for an evening filled with electric soul-shaking, spiritually moving music. Vaughan is a legendary powerhouse blues guitarist and one of the most respected guitarists in popular music. He co-founded the blues rock band Fabulous Thunderbirds before going solo. His inimitable sound helped ignite a blues revival and established a tone and style that extends beyond music. A longtime avatar of retro cool, Vaughan and his horn-heavy Tilt-A-Whirl Band provide a distinctive link between contemporary music and its proud blues and soul heritage. Over the course of her career as an award-winning artist, singer/songwriter/guitarist Fish has brought extraordinary power to her self-expression, capturing her inner world in a combustible riff, visceral rhythms and spine-tingling vocal work. On her new album, Faster, she joins forces with super producer Martin Kierszenbaum creating even more intensity into her electrifying brand of blues/rock. Tickets are $40-$70.

           

The Music of Cream brings its immersive “The Disraeli Gears Tour” featuring personal stories and rare footage to The Parker on Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. More than 50 years since their earth-shattering arrival onto the British music scene, the pedigree of hallowed 60's supergroup Cream comes together to honor the legendary band's landmark album performed in its entirety. The first set will be followed by hits and rarities from Cream, Clapton and Blind Faith. Kofi Baker (son of Ginger) and Will Johns (nephew of Eric and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/Hendrix engineer Andy) unite with master musicians Sean McNabb and Chris Shutters to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation. Tickets are $37.50-$57.50.

                                   

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox new “The Grand Reopening Tour” features some of modern music's biggest hits in the classic styles of the Roaring 20s and bygone eras on Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m. The group features an ensemble of multi-talented singers and musicians bringing Bradlee's generation-spanning arrangements alive night after night. The core ensemble is often joined by surprise guests to make each concert unique and unpredictable, making for one of the most thrilling live music experiences of this and any other time period. This concert is presented by the Broward Center and AEG Presents, Tickets are $27.50-$67.50 with a VIP Package also available for $128.50.

 

India's biggest stand-up comedian and a Bollywood star, Vir Das has now crossed over to become a global comedy sensation and he brings his authentic Indian perspective to The Parker on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in an event presented by The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents. Hailed by Variety magazine as a "Top 10 Comic To Watch," his latest endeavor is Vir Das: Outside In on Netflix. After beginning a career in standup comedy, Das moved to Hindi cinema

and has performed in 18 films, approximately 35 plays, over 100 stand-up comedy shows, eight TV shows and six comedy specials. He has written comedic columns for Femina, Maxim, Exotica, DNA and

Tehelka. Tickets are $33-43.

             

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents brings Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G to The Parker on Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. He has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz in a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible

melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. Tickets are $67.50-$97.50.

 

Experience the ultimate Bachelor Nation fan party in the form of a wildly flirtatious and interactive gameshow with The Bachelor Live on Stage Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. Featuring recent cast members and hosted by Bachelor Nation favorites, The Bachelor Live will make the audience and on-stage participants feel like they just spent an evening at the mansion. A Bachelor from the alumni cast of recent seasons will guide a handful of ladies, hand-picked from the audience to personally experience all the fun, drama and what life at the mansion is really like. From glamorous limo entrances to outrageous group dates and all the memories that come along with it, come dressed to the nines and bring your watch party crew to cheer on those vying for the final rose of the evening.Tickets are $47.50-$127.50 with VIP tickets available.

 

Multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer and social media personality Todrick Hall delivers his “The Femuline Tour,” Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. After rising to prominence on and after his appearance on American Idol, his popular YouTube channel has over 3.5 million subscribers and 740 million channel views, consisting notably of original songs, musical collaborations, and choreographed flash mobs for Beyoncé. Todrick also appears regularly on RuPaul’s Drag Race and season two of The Greatest Dancer on BBC. Most recently, Todrick was runner up on both Celebrity Big Brother and season six of The Masked Singer, where he appeared as The Bull. This event contains adult language or content. Tickets are $45.50-$55.50 with $164.50 VIP packages available.

           

Standup comedian, artist, writer and director Demetri Martin returns by popular demand with another irreverent night of comedy in the I Fell Funny Touron Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. In addition to creating and starring in his own television series for Comedy Central, he has released three standup comedy albums and four hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, The Overthinker. A former staff writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien and regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Martin won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival for his one-man show and received Australia's Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy festival. His books include This Is a Book, Point Your Face at This and If It's Not Funny It's Art. He recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean, which won the Founder's Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative American feature film. The event is presented by The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents. Tickets are $27.50-$47.50.

           

One of the funniest female voices in comedy today Nikki Glaser comes to The Parker Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. After a decade of appearing in comedy clubs, she has continued honing her shockingly-honest, no-holds barred style of comedy as the host of three hit podcasts. Her brand new daily show The Nikki Glaser Podcast launched March 2021 through iHeartMedia. It is a daily companion podcast that is peppered with Glaser's sense of humor and honesty to help keep listeners sane, well-informed and laughing through life. Previously, she was flexing her over-sharing muscle as the host of Comedy Central's first live daily morning show You Up With Nikki Glaser for SiriusXM, which ran from February 2018 to October 2020. Her recent Netflix comedy special Bangin' was the most watched Netflix special of the month and Vulture included it on their "10 Best Comedy Specials of 2019" year-end list. This event is not appropriate for children under 12. Tickets are $37.50 with $147.50 VIP tickets available.

 

Steve Hackett The Genesis Revisited Tour rolls in to rock The Parker on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician, Hackett is best known as lead guitarist with Genesis, having performed alongside their classic line up including Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford. With his extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and composing, his influences cross multiple genres including jazz, world music and blues. As he embarked on his solo career, he developed his exceptional range, pushing musical boundaries into exciting areas, inventing new sounds and techniques. This concert presented by The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents features a performance of material from both Selling England By the Pound and Seconds Out. Tickets are $52.75-$92.75.

 

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents bring the perennial classic-rock favorite America to The Parker on Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name." America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first No.1 single. Nearly five decades later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. Tickets are $59.50-99.50.

 

The Parker also welcomes in April performances by David Sedaris (April 16), presented by Innovation Arts and Entertainment, and South Florida Symphony Orchestra Beethoven & Copland (April 27).           

 

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of The Parker. Buy tickets online at ParkerPlayhouse.com and Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222; in person at The Parker box office and the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

 

The Parker, located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale, is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility. The performance season at The Parker is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation.

 

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The Parker Complete April Schedule

April 1              Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age                           

April 2              Janis Ian with Tom Chapin & Livingston Taylor  

April 3              The Zombies                                                               

April 5              Henry Rollins                                                               

April 6              Jimmie Vaughn and Samantha Fish                     

April 7              The Music of Cream                                        

April 8              Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox                

April 9              Vir Das                                                            

April 10            Kenny G                                                          

April 12            The Bachelor Live on Stage                               

April 13            Todrick Hall: The Femuline Tour                                  

April 15            Demetri Martin

April 16            Innovation Arts and Entertainment presents David Sedaris        

April 22            Nikki Glaser                                        

April 23            Steve Hackett, Genesis Revisited 2022 

April 27            South Florida Symphony Orchestra Beethoven & Copland

April 30            America

                                               

 

About The Parker

Introducing The Parker. Parker Playhouse, reimagined for a new era. The stage is set for entertainment at its best at The Parker where concerts, comedy, theater, dance, family fare and more all shine in the spotlight at Fort Lauderdale’s iconic heritage venue. Beautifully renovated, The Parker offers the ultimate theater experience from the soaring grand entrance of the S. Donald Sussman Lobby to the warm elegance of Lillian S. Wells Hall with its wide rows, continental seating, and remarkable acoustics and sightlines. Enhanced hospitality spaces offer ample opportunities for audiences to enjoy culture, cocktails and conversation throughout the theater. For more information, visit ParkerPlayhouse.com