— 17th Season —
The Black King of Vaudeville:
Remembering Bert Williams in Song
One Night Only Special Performance
February 3, 2024
One Performance Only!
Saturday, February 3 at 3pm
Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue
Between 91st & 92nd Street
New York, NY 10025
About The Black King of Vaudeville
Step right up and prepare for a journey through the captivating world of vaudeville with The Black King of Vaudeville: Remembering Bert Williams in Song!
Larry Marshall, star of Broadway and the silver screen, takes center stage with his infectious energy, bringing to life the timeless tunes that once echoed through the vaudeville halls of the United States. Accompanied by the dexterous fingers of pianist extraordinaire, Richard Cordova, this dynamic duo promises an evening of laughter, rhythm, and a delightful homage to the legendary Bert Williams.
Williams, pioneering figure in American entertainment, was a trailblazing African American vaudevillian, comedian, and singer in the early 20th century. Despite the challenges of racial prejudice, Williams broke barriers with his witty humor, unique stage presence, and remarkable ability to connect with audiences. His legacy endures as a testament to the power of laughter and music to transcend societal boundaries, making The Black King of Vaudeville an unmissable celebration of joy, resilience, and the enduring magic of showbiz. Step into the spotlight and let the melodies of Bert Williams live on!
Larry Marshall, the show's irrepressible star, is a seasoned performer whose magnetic stage presence has graced Broadway and beyond. With a career that spans theater, film, and television, Marshall has been showered with accolades for his unmatched talent and ability to light up the stage with a twinkle in his eye and a song in his heart. He is a Tony and Drama Desk nominee and most recently appeared in Waitress on Broadway. You also may have seen him in the movies Jesus Christ Superstar and The Cotton Club.
Richard Cordova, the maestro behind the keys, is a virtuoso pianist whose nimble fingers dance across the ivories, setting the stage ablaze with infectious melodies. With a musical career marked by versatility and a deep understanding of the art form, Cordova's accompaniment provides the perfect backdrop for Larry Marshall's spirited performance.