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Neil Sedaka


September 22, 2018
8:00 pm
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Concert Hall
Image: Neil Sedaka Headshot

The award-winning songwriter, composer and pianist performs classics as well as songs from his latest album, I Do It for Applause.

Regular prices: $109, $83, $63, $53
Prices include a facility fee.

Tilles Your Way (Buy 3 or more) prices: $98, $75, $57, $48
Prices reflect a 10% subscription discount and include a facility fee.

Neil Sedaka’s sixty year career ranges from being one of the first teen idols of the 50’s, a superstar in the 70’s, solidifying his legendary status. His songwriting partnership with Howard Greenfield catapulted Sedaka to stardom and the songs he wrote for himself and others sold over forty million records between 1959-1963. The hits include “Oh! Carol,” “Calendar Girl,” “”Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” and the #1 “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”.

In 1964 the direction of American music changed with “The British Invasion”. Sedaka’s talents as a songwriter, he prevailed, writing hit songs for Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, The Monkees and The Fifth Dimension.

Sedaka found popularity in the UK with the release of a trio of critically praised albums that caught the attention of Elton John, who was riding the wave of his own tremendous success in America. John would sign Sedaka to his new label Rocket Records and re-introduce Sedaka to American audiences. His comeback was heralded by two songs co-written with Phil Cody; “Bad Blood” and “Laughter in the Rain,” both topping the music charts. “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” was re-released as a ballad in 1975, and made music history by becoming the first song recorded in two different versions by the same artist to reach #1. During this time, Captain and Tennille scored a worldwide #1 hit and the Grammy for Record of the Year with Sedaka/Greenfield’s “Love Will Keep Us Together”. The line “Sedaka Is Back” can be heard as the song fades out.

Sedaka has been honored twice by the National Academy of Popular Music, first with his induction into The Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and in 2004 with The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding work in furthering the successes of songwriters. He has had a street named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn, and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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