‘My Guy Cy’
Tony-award winning Broadway veteran Lillias White pays tribute to the music of Cy Coleman when she visits the Madison Theatre, with the Gary Haase Trio. “My Guy Cy” explores White’s personal and professional history with the celebrated composer, which began in 1981 when she made her Broadway debut in Coleman’s Barnum. Sizzling with energy, White captures the essence of every song, from a swaggering and confident “Witchcraft” to a swelling “The Best is Yet to Come,” to a climactic “The Oldest Profession” (White’s tour-de-force from The Life, which earned her regular standing ovations when she performed it on Broadway). The song list also includes “There’s Got to Be Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity, “On the Other Side of the Tracks” from Little Me, “When in Rome” from Promises, Promises, “The Colors of My Life” from Barnum, and “Those Hands,” an ode to a musician’s hands from In the Pocket.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. $35-$45. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.
‘A Really Big Show’
Vocalist Tony B headlines a homage to the classic variety shows of days gone by in “A Really Big Show.” Assisted by Mike Berkowitz and his 16 piece Big Band, Tony B’s show combines a tribute to Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, with tap dancing from Two On Tap, comedy from Uncle Floyd, and banjo music by the Banjo Rascals. The program features a musical re-creation of Sinatra’s first live album, “Sinatra at the Sands,” performed in April 1966 with Count Basie. The band performs those memorable instrumentals, including “Splanky,” and “All Of Me,” along with Tony B’s renditions of Sinatra tunes, featuring “Luck Be A Lady,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “I’ve Got A Crush On You,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Kind Of Town,” and more.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. $45, $40 and $35. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. (855) 671-2221 or (908) 233-2221.