About Princeton Entertainment
Princeton Entertainment’s producing signature is the creation of innovative productions combining the talents of popular recording artists, entertainment franchises with orchestras and other elements. Princeton’s tours, appealing to cross-generational audiences, often reach five continents annually. Over its history, Princeton’s clients, touring productions, and co-producers include: Andrea Bocelli, Justin Timberlake, Idina Menzel, Cher, James Taylor, Nana Mouskouri, Harry Belafonte, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church, Denyce Graves, Raul Esparza, Linda Ronstadt, Liza Minnelli, The Irish Tenors, Sir James Galway, Marvin Hamlisch, John Lithgow, Joan Rivers, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, Star Wars: In Concert, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Throughout its 30 year history, Princeton Entertainment has continually produced and promoted with the nation’s most important artistic institutions. Princeton is called upon as a premier consultant in the Performing Arts Center community to guide popular programming, marketing, and management functions. Most recently, Princeton Entertainment was hired as a primary consultant for the multi-venue Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts which now takes its place as one of the world’s most important Performing Arts Centers. In 2011, Princeton Entertainment was named Executive Producer of the 14,000 seat Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, a summer home for The Philadelphia Orchestra. A Mann Center Gala, conceived and produced by Princeton Entertainment, featuring the unique pairing of Aretha Franklin, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and The Philadelphia Orchestra received press coverage in over one thousand news publications in 42 countries over five continents.
Princeton’s clients and associates additionally include: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Playhouse Square Center; Benedum Center; Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts; Bethel Center for the Performing Arts; Blue Hills Bank Pavilion; Jiffy Lube Live Pavilion; The Flint Center; Sunrise Theater; Shea’s Performing Arts Center; the Warner Theater; the Majestic Theatre; and others.
Princeton Entertainment is often the first to recognize a new superstar, and with that vision, produced Andrea Bocelli’s first formal concert in the United States with the Kennedy Center as its annual Gala with the National Symphony Orchestra. Princeton went on to produce Andrea Bocelli’s first five tours of North and South America, selling out arenas and amphitheaters across continents. His appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra generated phenomenal success. Andrea Bocelli’s performances for Princeton rank among Pollstar Magazine’s highest grossing concert tours in history.
Princeton Entertainment also produced Aretha Franklin’s performance at the 44th Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Princeton created and produced the opening concert for the London O2 Arena featuring Andrea Bocelli with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and Sir James Galway. Princeton also produced a special performance by Andrea Bocelli for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney as a part of President George W. Bush’s second inaugural. Serving as co-producer and artistic advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Princeton co-produced a series of important events each season, including a dozen of the center’s Spring Galas, and memorial events for the White House and Pentagon. Princeton’s Kennedy Center events include: A Salute to Senator Ted Kennedy, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration Let Freedom Ring!, and Kennedy Center Board Chairman Stephen Schwarzman’s New York Birthday Bash featuring Rod Stewart, Patti LaBelle, Martin Short, and the Broadway Company of A Chorus Line.
Princeton Entertainment created and toured A Royal Christmas, selling out arenas throughout the United States and Canada. A Royal Christmas reunited Dame Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, marked Charlotte Church’s first tour, and featured the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Westminster Choir, the Westminster Bell Choir, and principal and solo dancers from selected dance companies from around the world. Princeton restaged A Royal Christmas starring Andrea Bocelli and Metropolitan Opera star Denyce Graves, again selling out arenas across North America.
Princeton Entertainment produces special events with the New York Philharmonic featuring popular recording artists with the orchestra. Princeton presented sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall with the Philharmonic, including three nights with Andrea Bocelli, and a fourth featuring Trey Anastasio (lead singer and founder of Phish), performing his concerto for electric guitar and orchestra.
Princeton represented the interest of John Williams in the presentation of Star Wars: In Concert, a worldwide touring phenomenon featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The production also featured a chorus performing music from all six of John Williams’ epic Star Wars scores, synchronized with the chronological retelling of the entire Star Wars saga shown on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen.
Princeton Entertainment conceived, created, and is currently touring Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. Brought to life by a full orchestra, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. All new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals on giant screens draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games. This year, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will visit 4 continents with over 60 performances.
Princeton produced Tony Award winner Idina Menzel’s March 2012 PBS Special Barefoot at the Symphony and currently serves as a producer and presenter of her concerts.
Princeton was the national presenter for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Second Quest, both productions showcased the greatest selling video game franchise in history with a live orchestra, chorus, and giant screens.
Princeton Entertainment recently served as Executive Producer for all concert events affiliated with the dedication of the National Memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, DC, featuring James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Ledisi, Patti Labelle, and numerous other artists.
Princeton Entertainment has produced fund raising concert events for UNICEF on three continents, and has produced Royal Command performances in London and Madrid as well as seven performances for heads of state.
Princeton Entertainment’s other producing and presenting partners include: The White House, Saturday Night Live, Universal Music, Carnegie Hall, and UNICEF.