October 11, 2020

Ken Davenport Presents The Doo Wop Project: Live In Your Living Room, A Virtual Theatrical Concert, Broadcast Live from Shubert Studios, Sunday, October 25th at 7:00PM!

October 11th, 2020


Old School. New Generation.

Over a million people around the world have fallen in love with The Doo Wop Project and now you can too, right from your living room.

Ken Davenport presents The Doo Wop Project: Live In Your Living Room, a virtual theatrical concert, broadcast live from Shubert Studios, on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00PM. Tickets prices, starting at $25, and can be purchased by visiting www.TheDooWopProject.com.

The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The theatrical concert takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to “Doo-Wopified” versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and Maroon 5.

Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate-and in some cases entirely reimagine-some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.

The last five years have seen sold-out shows across the country and performances with everyone from Katy Perry to Jon Bon Jovi to Jay Leno.

The Doo Wop Project has been seen in theaters across the country from Minnesota and Maryland to California and New Jersey. Their popular Symphonic Pops show has been performed with dozens of symphonies including Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Omaha, Vancouver, Detroit, and more.

The cast of The Doo Wop Project includes: Charl Brown (Motown: The Musical), Dwayne Cooper (Smokey Joe’s Café),John Michael Dias (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Dominic Nolfi (Jersey Boys), and Santino Paladino (Pippin).

Critics are raving about The Doo Wop Project. The Chautauquan Daily said, “Doo Wop Project is street corner music for a new generation” and The Omaha World-Herald cheered, “Refreshing pop flavor… a rowdy standing ovation!” Nuvo Indianapolis applauded “lush orchestral arrangements,” and Maryland Theatre Guide praised the show saying, “The joy of the group’s performance was infectious and it was clear the guys were having as much fun as the audience.”

“They say that music has the power to heal and I think we all could use a little healing right now,” said producer Ken Davenport. “The Doo Wop Project is more than just a concert though – it’s a theatrical exploration through some of the best tunes ever written. We look forward to having audiences experience the show virtually, in the comfort of their own homes, and we think the intimate Shubert Studios is the perfect venue to highlight this unique group.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with each other AND with The Doo Wop Project via a live chat, which will appear next to the video stream. Attendees can request songs to The Doo Wop Project in the chat.

The Doo Wop Project also invites attendees to host their own dance parties in their living rooms and even sing along with the group.

Tickets, ranging from $25-$75, can be purchased by visiting: www.TheDooWopProject.com.

Ticket prices are as follows:

General Admission ($25) – Audience members will enjoy the Doo Wop classics with a modern twist.

VIP Stream Pass ($50) – Audience members will receive a signed photo of The Doo Wop Project from an exclusive photo shoot taken on October 25th at the Studio as well as a Doo Wop branded mask!

VIP Stream Pass WITH a Meet-&-Greet ticket ($75) – Audience members will receive all the above plus an invitation to join the guys post-show for an After Party Meet & Greet on Zoom. Link will be provided to attendees at this level the day before the event.

Charl Brown was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as “Smokey Robinson” in Motown: The Musical on Broadway and he reprised this role opening London’s West End production in 2016. He is also featured on the Grammy Nominated Original Broadway Cast recording. Credits include; Jersey Boys – Broadway & Las Vegas (Hal Miller),Sister Act – Broadway (Officer Eddie Souther, TJ, Pablo U/S, Ensemble), Hair (Hud) – European Tour, The Who’s Tommy (Captain Walker) – Denver Center, (specialist) Kennedy Center, Ever After(Captain Laurent) – Papermill Playhouse, Johnny Baseball (Tim Wyatt) – ART, Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr.) – SDMT, Ragtime (Coalhouse) – Performance Riverside, Six Degrees of Separation(Paul) – Long Beach Playhouse, JC Superstar (Judas) – Music at Westwood Theater, A Chorus Line(Richie) – Starlight Theater, Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes (Lando Calrissian) – Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV; “Evil,” “Madam Secretary,” “America’s Got Talent” US & UK, Macy’s 85th & 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade, The 63rd Annual Tony Awards, A Capitol 4th 2013 Charl is a proud Graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts where he currently sits on the advisory board for the inaugural BFA in Musical Theater Class.

Dwayne Cooper is from Florence, SC and currently lives in New York City. He first began singing with a Christian A-capella group called, “The Cunningham Singers” where he learned how to sing in tight harmonies. Often referred to as a modern day Sammy Davis Jr. meets Barry White, he is what the industry calls a “triple threat” and has performed in the Broadway Casts of Motown: The musical, Hairspray, the NY Revival/Off- Broadway production of Smokey Joe’s Café, and has done several National tours. As a songwriter, he has charted on Billboard’s Top Ten Dance Chart and as a sketch comedy writer, his YouTube videos have been seen by over 1 million people. Dwayne’s tv/film credits include “Law and Order”, “Difficult People”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” You find him @itsdwaynecooper on all his social media handles.

John Michael Dias recently appeared on Broadway as Neil Sedaka in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. He originated same the role for the Beautiful First National Tour. Dias gained a nationwide following starring as Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons in the smash hit Jersey Boys, playing the role on Broadway, as well as in the First National Tour, Vegas, and Chicago companies. Concerts: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Neil Sedaka’s Greatest Hits!. He can also be seen singing special appearances with the vocal group The Doo-Wop Project. Dias’ solo album, Write This Way, which features intimate takes on Broadway and pop favorites like “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “New York State of Mind” is available on iTunes. Dias earned a BFA in musical theatre from Boston Conservatory.

Russell Fischer was cast in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys on his 22nd birthday, marking his Broadway debut. Fischer starred in the second national tour of Big: The Musical. His latest NYC credit was in Baby Fat, Act 1: A Rock Opera at LaMama Experimental Theater Club. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Music Man at Chautauqua Opera, the American premiere of Children of Eden at Papermill Playhouse, and most recently, the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival premiere of The Collins Boy. Fischer was a featured vocalist on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and in the HBO documentary, The Bronx, USA. He has appeared on the live broadcasts of the 2015 Belmont Stakes, the 2009 Tony Awards, and several spots for TV Land’s 60 Second Sitcoms.

Dominic Nolfi was last seen on Broadway in Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale – The Musical, directed by Robert DeNiro and Jerry Zaks. As an Original Cast member of A Bronx Tale – The Musical, Motown: The Musical (Grammy nominated) and Jersey Boys (Grammy Award for Best Cast Album, Tony Award for Best Musical), he can be heard on all three soundtracks. Dominic also performed in the World Premiere productions of A Bronx Tale and Jersey Boys at the Paper Mill Playhouse and the La Jolla Playhouse. Dom was born and raised in San Francisco where he studied youth acting at the acclaimed American Conservatory Theatre. He studied Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory and attended the Boston Conservatory on scholarship where he graduated with a BFA in Theater. Upon graduation Dominic joined the European production of Grease. It was there that he met his future wife Sonia Iannetti; they have a daughter Vivienne. Dominic studies Brazilian Jiujitsu at Brooklyn Martial Arts. He’s currently a Blue Belt.

Santino Paladino recently was the Music Supervisor for the Broadway Musical, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as Music Director for the upcoming Broadway revival ofSmokey Joe’s Café. Sonny’s recent credits include: Associate Conductor, The Last Ship (written by 16 time Grammy Award winner, Sting), and the Tony-winning revival of Pippin. Other Broadway credits include, Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Elliot, Grease, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, Guys and Dolls, Mama Mia, Promises, Promises, Addams Family, and Women on the Verge. Sonny was the Music Supervisor for Disney’s High School Musical Italian tour and his national tour credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Grease. His arrangements and orchestrations have been performed by the The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and he has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, and Matthew Morrison. Sonny’s work for television has been featured on The X-Factor Australia and The Next Big Thing. He earned his B.F.A. in Jazz Piano from CUNY City College, New York.

Ken Davenport (Producer) is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer whose credits include:Once On This Island (2018 Tony Award Best Musical Revival), Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), The Visit (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbethstarring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show, Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway. www.DavenportTheatrical.com/Virtual


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