Bebe Vs. Dee Dee

Two multi-talented, award-winning women – Bebe Neuwirth and Dee Dee Bridgewater – step onto Nippertown stages on Saturday evening in a battle for your entertainment dollars. (We’re only disappointed that another local theater wasn’t able to book CeCe Winans on the same night).

Here’s the tale of the tape as Bebe faces off against Dee Dee:

BEBE NEUWIRTH
TONY AWARDS: 2 (“Sweet Charity,” “Chicago”)
EMMY AWARDS: 2 (“Cheers” in ’90, ’91)
GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
BORN: December 31, 1958
EARLY CAREER: Made her Broadway debut as Sheila in “A Chorus Line” in 1980
SATURDAY’S SHOW: “Stories With Piano”
WHEN: 8pm Saturday (January 14)
WHERE: Proctors, Schenectady
TIX: $20, $35, $40, $45, $50

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
TONY AWARDS: 1 (“The Wiz”)
EMMY AWARDS: 0
GRAMMY AWARDS: 3 (“Dear Ella” [2], “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater”)
BORN: May 27, 1950
EARLY CAREER: Became the lead vocalist in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in the early ’70s
SATURDAY’S SHOW: “To Billie with Love: A Celebration of Lady Day”
WHEN: 8pm Saturday (January 14)
WHERE: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
TIX: $30, $35, $39

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