The Glory of Gershwin

    A musical celebration of the songs of George and Ira Gershwin at Forte Jazz Lounge

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    Brad and Jennifer Moranz Present 'The Glory of Gershwin'


    Broadway performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz present “The Glory of Gershwin!” -- a 90-minute musical celebration of the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. This show highlights their career from their beginnings on Tin Pan Alley to their work on Broadway and Hollywood musicals and finally to their greatest achievement, "Porgy and Bess," which was written right here in Charleston. 
    You’ll hear songs like “Love is Here to Stay,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “Foggy Day,” “S’Wonderful,” “The Man I Love,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Summertime,” and the immortal “Rhapsody in Blue.”
    With just 120 seats at Forte Jazz Lounge, you'll love this intimate performance featuring some of the most talented singers around. 

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    Arianna Rosario

    Arianna has appeared on Broadway in “Cats,” “In the Heights” at the Kennedy Center, and on TV in “West Side Story” directed by Steven Spielberg and in “Queen Sugar” on OWN.. She’s also been in “On Your Feet!,” and “Evita,” Catch Arianna in the CW’s made-for-TV movie “The Waltons’ Homecoming.”

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    Omar Lopez-Cepero

    Omar recently played the role of Emilio Estefan in “On Your Feet!” at The Muny in St. Louis and The Starlight in Kansas City. He also has appeared on Broadway in “American Idiot” and in the national tour of “Evita,” playing the role of Che. Omar has starred in TV roles on “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “The Detour” (TBS) and “Vegas” (CBS). 

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    Laurie Williamson

    Laurie has appeared on Broadway in “Singin’ In the Rain,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Wonderful Town,” “Ragtime,” and “King David” as well as starring as the principal soloist in “"The Music of the Night: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.” Her TV credits include “Drop Dead Diva” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns."

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    Rodney Archie

    Known for his expansive vocal range and passionate delivery, Rodney was part of the cast of Queen Ester Marrow's Harlem gospel singers European tour as a principal vocalist. He currently performs at Dollywood. His CD, “Living Between Miracles,” is available on iTunes and Amazon. 

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    Angela Walker

    Angela made her Broadway debut in “Rocktopia” in 2018 and performed at New York Fashion Week in 2019, She has traveled the world from Bulgaria to England as a featured soprano with several renowned choirs. A native of Charleston, Angela placed first runner-up in the Miss South Carolina.

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    Michael Minor

    Michael Minor, singer and ventriloquist who has been featured on international cruise ships. Michael and is wife, Jill, have two children, Noah and Neve. Together, Michael and his family have performed their Family Variety Show and Family Christmas Show at several theaters in Pennsylvania since 2010.

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    Tiffany Parker 

    Tiffany Parker, featured singer on international cruise ships who now lives in Charleston and can be seen regularly in Moranz Entertainment productions. She is still waiting for that opportunity to sing backup for Buffett. Jimmy, give her a call!