Saturday, March 2, 2024
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Broadway Tony Winner Channels Cher and Liza (and More) in Her Concert


Wouldn’t you love to experience Cher and Liza Minnelli in one show?

You might have your chance Aug. 16 when Stephanie J. Block performs as part of the Seth Concert Series. Block, who has played both Liza and Cher in Broadway musicals, will be performing with Seth Rudetsky, who has made a great formula for intimate concerts, even prior to the pandemic.

Through Mark Cortale Presents, who has brought great concerts throughout the country, Rudetsky chats with the guest and then they perform a song from the performer’s resume. Cortale and Rudetsky are able to now make these concerts virtual, thanks to BroadwayWorld.



Block has a very impressive background, reaching a pinnacle winning the Tony Award for Best Actress for “The Cher Show.” She also has been nominated two previous times – not to mention her many Drama Desk Award nominations. Block also has had some noteworthy roles, playing Liza in “The Boy from Oz” musical and the Jane Fonda part in the Broadway musical version of “9 to 5.” Block doesn’t do impressions of these characters – whether real or fictional – she BECOMES the characters.

Her soaring and powerful voice has made her a musical chameleon, able to alter her style to fit any role, making us believe that she was Cher and Liza on stage. Block can easily belt one out as she has done in such roles as Elphaba in “Wicked” or Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl.”

We all will be able to see some of her magic in her concert with Rudetsky. This weekend, there are two opportunities to see Block. Sunday, Aug. 16 at 8pm EST and an encore Monday, Aug. 17 at 3pm EST.

Get tickets and get clever! Go to www.markcortalepresents.com and subscribe to the newsletter so you won’t miss another great show again – especially when we can plan to travel (next year?) and see these wonderful concerts in person. Then, get tickets for Block at https://thesethconcertseries.com/ .


“The Cher Show” Photos courtesy of Joan Marcus

Kevin M. Thomas

Kevin M. Thomas, or @ReelKev, is an arts blogger and entertainment reporter. In addition to his own website, www.reelkev.com and ReelKev YouTube channel, Kevin used to be the LGBT arts writer for Examiner.com and contributes to progressivepulse.com as well as a semi-regular on San Francisco's cable TV show, "10 Percent."

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