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NEWS: UNDER THE STREETLAMP/GENTLEMAN’S RULE: PBS-TV Specials Airing Throughout March

| 4 March 2014 | Reply
    
March 3, 2014 — With their unique style and modern “Rat Pack” persona, UNDER THE STREETLAMP brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level in their second television special for PBS.  With the mantra “Retro never sounded so now,” these four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” provide an electrifying concert produced at the renowned Chicagoland’s Star Plaza Theater.  “UNDER THE STREETLAMP: Let The Good Times Roll” is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations throughout the month.  The first batch of airings started to air Saturday, March 1 (check local listings).

To celebrate the premiere of both specials, UNDER THE STREETLAMP and GENTLEMAN’S RULE will launch a 50-city U.S. concert tour on April 17 in Bloomington, IN at the IU Auditorium.  It concludes June 26 in Newark, NJ at the NJPAC.  More shows will be added in the coming weeks.  Fans should check the group’s websites for updated show and ticket info.

Backed by an outstanding ten-piece band, singers Michael Ingersoll, Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio and Christopher Kale Jones bring these classic hits back to the millions of fans who fell in love with this music in the first place.  The show includes classic hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s with the perfect balance of tender ballads and uptempo classics, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible. The title of this program–“Let The Good Times Roll”–says it all. Of course no STREETLAMP show would be complete without a musical tribute to “Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The next generation of a cappella entertainment, GENTLEMAN’S RULE, takes this unique style of music to a whole new level in their first television special for PBS.  From the creator of Straight No Chaser and the producer and manager of UNDER THE STREETLAMP, GENTLEMAN’S RULE exudes youth, energy and incredible harmonies in a concert performance that brought down the house at Chicagoland’s prestigious Star Plaza Theatre.
GENTLEMAN’S RULE blends their youthful style and outstanding vocals with timeless classics and contemporary hits. Their diverse music selections include songs by the legendary Manhattans, Bill Withers, the Rolling Stones, Rascal Flatts and the Spencer Davis Band, just to name a few. Whether the music is classic ‘60s, ‘70s, or contemporary hits, GENTLEMAN’S RULE applies their unique harmonies to create a “wow” factor unlike any other a cappella group.
The eight versatile and individually talented vocalists in GENTLEMAN’S RULE are Will Lockhart, Brent Mann, Luke Mechlin, Holland Nightenhelser, Jasper Smith, Jesse Townes, Andrew Morstein and TJ Breen.  Based out of Chicago, the group is signed to Arena Child Records and released their first album, ACT ACCORDINGLY, in 2012.  The release coincided with a two-week run at Chicago’s acclaimed Royal George Theater, followed by a national tour supporting UNDER THE STREETLAMP. Both the album and live performances have been met with high praise from audiences and critics alike.  “They are phenomenal,” said Dan Richards from superstation WGN-TV in Chicago.  Showbiz Chicago hails GENTLEMAN’S RULE for “incredibly precise and lush harmonies” and Theatremania urges “Don’t miss this amazing singing sensation.”
Check out UNDER THE STREETLAMP and GENTLEMAN’S RULE at any of the following stops:
4/17     Bloomington, IN            IU Auditorium
4/18     Chicago, IL                   Park West
4/19     Chicago, IL                   Park West
4/22     Melbourne, FL               King Center for the Performing Arts
4/23     Fort Myers, FL              Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
4/24     Clearwater, FL               Ruth Eckerd Hall
4/25     West Palm Beach, FL    Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
4/26     Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Parker Playhouse
4/27     Jacksonville, FL             Florida Theatre
4/29     Atlanta, GA                   Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Center
5/02     Los Angeles, CA           Greek Theatre
5/03     San Diego, CA              Balboa Theatre
5/04     Las Vegas, NV              Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center
5/06     San Francisco, CA        Regency Ballroom
5/08     Denver, CO                   Paramount Theatre
5/09     Wichita, KS                  Orpheum Theatre
5/13     Pittsburgh, PA              Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
5/15     Philadelphia, PA           Merriam Theater at the Kimmel Center
5/16     Hartford, CT                  Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
5/17     New York, NY               Town Hall
5/18     Westbury, NY               Theatre at Westbury
5/29     Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theatre
5/30     Vienna, VA                   The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
6/01     Kansas City, MO          Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
6/04     Charlottesville, VA         Paramount Theatre
6/06     Des Moines, IA             Hoyt Sherman Place
6/07     St. Louis, MO               Pageant Theatre
6/08     Detroit, MI                    Detroit Opera House
6/10     Toledo, OH                   Stranahan Theatre
6/11     Peoria, IL                      Peoria Civic Center
6/17     Charlotte, NC                Belk Theatre at the Blumenthal PAC
6/18     Raleigh, NC                  Meymandi Hall at Duke Energy Center
6/20     Evansville, IN                Victory Theatre
6/21     Cincinnati, OH               P&G Hall at the Aronoff Center for the Arts
6/22     Louisville, KY                Whitney Theatre at the Kentucky Center
6/24     Cleveland, OH               State Theatre
6/25     Easton, PA                   State Theatre (UTS ONLY)
6/26     Newark, NJ                   Prudential Hall at the NJPAC
6/27     Chautauqua, NY            Chautauqua Institute Amphitheatre (UTS only)
6/28     Lancaster, PA               American Music Theatre (UTS only)
Todd ‘ToddStar’ Jolicoeur

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