Past Productions

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Andrea Bocelli

Princeton Entertainment produced Andrea Bocelli’s first performance in the United States as a Kennedy Center gala, going on to produce his first five North and South American tours which established Bocelli as the reigning superstar tenor. Andrea’s performances set highest-grossing concert marks in arenas across North America.Read More...

Tour after tour, leaving unmet demand in every market, Andrea’s performances were accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, and other orchestras around the world. Princeton and Andrea worked together again in A Royal Christmas, and at the request of the President, he worked as a special guest artist for the second inauguration of George W. Bush. In 2007, Princeton produced a gala opening of London’s O2 Arena, starring Andrea Bocelli, Dame Kiri Takanawa, Sir James Galway, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


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Cher

Princeton Entertainment served as agent and co-producer for Cher’s comeback tours: Heart of Stone and Love Hurts. These tours followed a run of sensational movie hits that made Cher an international film star and Academy Award winner. Each year, Cher’s tours ranked among the highest grossing, most successful concert tours.



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The Country Salutes Country

In tribute to America’s rich country music heritage, Country: A Celebration of America’s Music highlights its most accomplished singers, musicians, and songwriters, while making connections to the music’s traditional roots and exploring its regional and stylistic variations. Legendary stars of country music-including Vince Gill, Naomi Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, and Wynonna-come together to honor the many roots of the art form.



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Get Up ‘N Dance

Princeton toured Get Up ‘N Dance, a 1970’s disco revue featuring KC & the Sunshine Band, the Pointer Sisters, the Village People, Thelma Houston, Martha Wash of the Weathergirls, Maxine Nightingale, Anita Ward, and the Trammps, featuring Earl Young, with strobe lights and disco balls hanging from the rafters. Showcasing instantly-recognizable hits like “That’s The Way (I Like It),” “Get Down Tonight,” “Shake Shake Shake,” and “Boogie Shoes,” the crowds filled the floor, dancing along from start to finish. Read More...

The evening also included a costume contest and a mural fans were encouraged to paint or write slogans on. Other artists leading the dancing through the night included members of the Pointer Sisters (“I’m So Excited”), Thelma Houston (“Don’t Leave Me This Way”), Anita Ward (“Ring My Bell”), The Trammps (“Disco Inferno”), and Maxine Nightingale (“Right Back Where We Started From”).


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Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel is an American actress and singer. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, a performance for which she earned a Tony Award nomination in 1996. Menzel returned to the role in the musical’s 2005 feature film adaptation. In 2004, Menzel won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Elphaba in the original production of Wicked. Read More...

Menzel returned to Broadway in the 2014 production of If/Then, earning her third Tony nomination. She was honored later that year with the Breakthrough Artist Award at the Billboard Women in Music Awards.

Menzel is also known as the voice of Queen Elsa in the 2013 Disney film Frozen. Additionally, she portrayed the recurring role of Shelby Corcoran on the Fox musical comedy-drama TV series Glee, as well as Nancy in the 2007 Disney film Enchanted. Holiday Wishes (2014), her first album in six years, reached number six on the Billboard 200 albums chart.



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James Taylor and the Pittsburgh Symphony

Princeton’s production of James Taylor and the Pittsburgh Symphony was the first amphitheater tour featuring the combination of a popular recording artist with a major symphony orchestra. Audiences were given an opportunity to see James and his band perform in an all-new style, receiving critical acclaim in every market. This ground-breaking tour proved the financial and artistic success in this format, leading the way for numerous other performers to follow James’ leadership. James Taylor and the Pittsburgh Symphony also established Princeton as an innovator in combining classical and popular entertainment.



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Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes

A symphonic project celebrating American musical icon Jerry Garcia, this ground-breaking orchestral adventure features Garcia’s storied original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows. Renowned vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Dead) collaborates with the symphony, lending his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B, and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks.



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John Lithgow

Princeton Entertainment produced for John Lithgow three highly successful children’s productions: John Lithgow’s Farkle and Friends, John Lithgow’s Perfectly Ridiculous, and Sunny Side of the Street.

Farkle McBride, a children’s introduction to the orchestra, and fun-capped performance featuring songs from John’s Farkle and Friends record, became the most acclaimed children’s program for orchestra with multiple performances with orchestras across the country, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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John’s second children’s program, Perfectly Ridiculous, was featured as a gift to the children of New York by Carnegie Hall and Hallmark shortly after September 11th. Princeton and John toured Perfectly Ridiculous throughout the Midwest and Northeast.

Sunny Side of the Street premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, marking John’s first children’s show using a jazz band as his accompaniment.



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Let Freedom Ring MLK Day Celebration

Every year, The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University, in association with Princeton Entertainment, host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert has featured Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Bobby McFerrin, and many others. The Let Freedom Ring choir is led by Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr. Each year, Georgetown University awards the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to a selected honoree.



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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt is clearly one of the most intelligent, versatile, and gifted singers performing today. Capturing the worlds of Rock and Roll, Country, Broadway, Mexican, and Afro-Cuban music, Ronstadt’s tours achieved perfection on the stage as well as in the studio, selling 50 million records throughout her triumphant career. Princeton’s numerous tours for Ronstadt marked her return to the stage after a long hiatus to stay home with her two young children. These tours featured the brilliant scores of Nelson Riddle with Linda and her band, accompanied by major symphony orchestras.



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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

President Obama, the First Family and Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honor the life and memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication.



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Nana Mouskouri

Nana Mouskouri is the most successful female artist in history, selling in excess of 350 million recordings around the world. Fluent and performing in six languages, Nana’s tours are greeted by sold out audiences from Seoul, Korea to Santiago, Chile. Nana and Princeton’s relationship has lasted more than twenty years. Nana was appointed a UNICEF ambassador after the untimely death of Audry Hepburn. Read More...

Princeton has had the privilege to produce Nana’s benefit performances for UNICEF on four continents. Princeton Entertainment’s productions for Ms. Mouskouri have also included Royal Command performances in the United Kingdom and Spain, and performances for five additional heads-of-state. Ms. Mouskouri’s farewell tours reached five continents.


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Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. She has sold an estimated 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. She starred in Grease, which featured one of the most successful soundtracks in Hollywood history.



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Kennedy Center Salute to Ted Kennedy

President Obama leads a birthday salute to Senator Ted Kennedy as he celebrates his 77th birthday. The star studded cast includes: James Taylor, John Williams, Bernadette Peters, Lizz Wright, Lauren Bacall, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and more.



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Star Wars: A Musical Journey

Princeton Entertainment represented John Williams’ interest and served as musical director for the global tour Star Wars: A Musical Journey based on the number one entertainment property in the world.

Featuring scenes from the original six epic motion pictures, Star Wars: A Musical Journey highlighted John Williams’ spectacular scores performed by world class orchestras. Read More...

The production included a galaxy’s worth of memorabilia from the actual Star Wars shoots and premiered with a series of performances at the O2 Arena in London featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Star Wars: A Musical Journey allowed the most ardent fans a glimpse from a different perspective. It enthralled families and was a sensational date-night experience. More than anything, it elevated audience members to a better understanding of the crucial role that music plays in the movie experience. A Musical Journey’s mass appeal crossed generations, serving as an introduction to orchestral music for the youngest generation while rewarding fanatics of all ages. The music, visual effects, film, and the extraordinary sound will all come together for a rousing and unique and sensational family entertainment experience that people had been waiting for years to enjoy.



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The Comedians

Princeton Entertainment created, produced, and toured The Comedians, a group of legendary comedians that changed the face of humor in America. Featuring Shelley Berman, Bill Dana, Professor Irwin Corey, Dick Gregory, Mort Sahl, and hosted by Dick Cavett, The Comedians created and redefined “standup comedy” and television situation comedy, bringing political, social, racial, sex, drugs and rock and roll, free form and satire, into the household and on the stage as never before.

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They blew away the boundaries as they manipulated popular culture, rearranged male and female relationships, mimicked and challenged the political icons and improvised on every subject that any one of them could think of. All for the love of laughter American style. There has never been an event, either live or on television or film, that has brought together a more distinguished group of purely American comedy creators and visionaries.


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The Irish Tenors

Princeton Entertainment introduced the Irish Tenors in North America, producing and promoting their first six tours. The Irish Tenors exploded in popularity following their smash PBS special, Live From Belfast, touring while accompanied by James Galway and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Five additional tours brought the Tenors to markets around the United States. Princeton also served as personal manager for Ronan Tynan and John McDermott, supporting their tours as soloists.



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Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Princeton served as the national promoter for Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Second Quest.

Designed to be a journey as epic and thrilling as the Legend itself, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses presents the music of this celebrated franchise with all-new arrangements directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma and Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda). Read More...

Featuring a first in video game concert history, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses was arranged and programmed with classical sensibilities in mind, organizing the music of this beloved franchise into a complete, 4 movement symphony, worthy of the Hero of Hyrule himself.


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Trey Anastasio & the New York Philharmonic

Trey Anastasio is an American guitarist, composer, and vocalist noted for his work with the rock band Phish, and his solo career, including Trey Anastasio band and the orchestral Evenings with Trey Anastasio performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Colorado Symphony.



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A Royal Christmas

Princeton Entertainment created, produced, and toured A Royal Christmas in arenas throughout the United States and Canada. A Royal Christmas reunited stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and was joined by Charlotte Church. Read More...

Princeton restaged A Royal Christmas starring Andrea Bocelli, Metropolitan Opera star Denyce Graves, and rising soprano Robin Follman. This incarnation of A Royal Christmas set records as the highest-grossing Christmas tour in arenas across the United States.

Both A Royal Christmas tours featured the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Westminster Choir, and scenes from Nutcracker featuring principle dancers of the Royal Ballet with the Corps de Ballet from Kiev Imperial Opera House and Canada Shumka Dance Company.



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Home for the Holidays

Princeton produced for theaters Home for the Holidays, starring Robert Goulet and Shirley Jones with an orchestra, chorus, and Shumka Dancers. Music, dance, and stories of the season are interwoven in what was a delightful, heartwarming holiday extravaganza. Goulet – Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winning baritone-and Jones-Academy award winning actress brought audiences an evening of Christmas favorites and their greatest hits.



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Liza Minnelli and Dudley Moore

Reuniting Liza Minnelli and Dudley Moore, as a tribute to the 20th anniversary of Arthur, this tour featured one of the most beloved film duos in history. Liza and Dudley performed Liza’s greatest hits and Dudley Moore’s comic and pianistic genius.



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Miami Libre

Princeton Entertainment co-produced Miami Libre as a sit-down production in the summer of 2008 with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and IMG Artists. Featuring Miami’s own Grammy-nominated timba band, Tiempo Libre, the show is a passionate celebration of Cuban music and the millions who carry it in their hearts. Miami Libre is the story of a Cuban man fulfilling his dreams of living in the United States. Read More...

Through live music and dance, Miami Libre takes the audience through the young man’s experience in Cuba and as a new immigrant in Miami: the powerfully beautiful religious ceremonies of Santería (the Afro-Cuban religion of the island), the celebratory drumming and dance of rumba, the outrageously festive rhythms of congas and comparsas, the ecstatic, trance-inducing beats of timba. Through flashbacks to earlier times, the audience re-lives the classic days of Cuban dance and musical giants like Beny More, Perez Prado and Bola de Nieve. They experience the sorrow of goodbyes – the loneliness of the passage through the Straits of Florida – and the shock of encounter with a new life and culture. Lastly, a cathartic and exultant finale – in the present, the show culminates with the audience invited to dance on stage with the show’s eighteen spectacular dancers. Miami Libre is an exciting evening of music and dance that inspires and enlightens audiences on a festive evening.