About Princeton Entertainment
“You do it big time” Aretha Franklin`s salute to Princeton Entertainment`s 32 years of creating and touring groundbreaking and exciting new concerts and productions. 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. Over its history, Princeton’s clients, touring productions, and co-producers include: Andrea Bocelli, Justin Timberlake, Cher, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Nana Mouskouri, Harry Belafonte, Idina Menzel, Joan Rivers, Linda Ronstadt, Liza Minelli, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, John Williams, Charlotte Church, Denyce Graves, Raul Esparza, The Irish Tenors, Sir James Galway, Marvin Hamlisch, John Lithgow, Star Wars: In Concert, 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.
In 2019, Princeton Entertainment premiered America`s Wonders in Cincinnati, Ohio. Marking the first time, audiences had an opportunity to see striking LED 3D images while the orchestra performed music that guided them on a journey through 26 breathtaking national parks and 11 of America`s most exciting cities. After its groundbreaking debut, America`s Wonders traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah. Critics from the Utah Review and Front Row Reviewers identified America`s Wonders as an “exquisite piece of art”, “an artistic marvel of its own merits”, “a literal feast for the eyes and ears, unlike anything I have ever experienced”, and it “has to be seen to be believed.” In 2020-21 America`s Wonders will start touring, expecting to reach five continents.
Princeton Entertainment will be also be hosting a network and webisode series titled Comfort during the 2020-2021 year. Comfort will feature open-ended discussions about how to improve personal comfort across generations. The series will convey an understanding of the many benefits associated with living more comfortably, how it can improve your overall health, happiness, and sense of well-being.
Throughout its 32-year history, Princeton Entertainment has 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. Princeton Entertainment was hired as a primary consultant for the multi-venue Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in five years earned its place as one of the nation’s most important Performing Arts Centers. In September 2020, Steinmetz Hall will open, completing the Center. Steinmetz Hall is expected to have an acoustic rating at N1 and ranked as one of the world’s greatest concert halls. In 2011, Princeton Entertainment was named Executive Producer of the 14,000 seat Mann Center 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 past and current clients and associates additionally include: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Playhouse Square Center, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Bethel Woods, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Jiffy Lube Live Pavilion, The Flint Center, Sunrise Theater, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Warner Theater, the Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, MacGillivray Freeman Films, 3D Live 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 at the Kennedy Center as its annual Gala with the National Symphony Orchestra. Princeton went on to produce 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 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 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 special performances 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 former 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, also featured the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Westminster Choir, the Westminster Bell Choir, and principal and solo dancers from selected dance companies around the world. Princeton restaged A Royal Christmas this time 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 lead singer and founder of Phish, Trey Anastasio.
Princeton represented the interest of John Williams in the presentation of Star Wars: In Concert, a worldwide arena 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 toured Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. Brought to life by a full orchestra, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gave 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 from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions visited five continents with over 60 performances.
Princeton produced Tony Award winner Idina Menzel’s PBS Special Barefoot at the Symphony and served 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 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 Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Ledisi, Patti Labelle, and numerous other artists.
Princeton Entertainment has produced fund raising concerts for UNICEF featuring its client Nana Mouskouri on three continents and has produced Royal Command performances in London and Madrid as well as seven performances for heads of state. Nana Mouskouri reigns as the best-selling female artist in history with sales of over 350 million units.
Princeton Entertainment’s other producing and presenting partners include: The White House, Saturday Night Live, Universal Music, Carnegie Hall, and UNICEF.
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