What do you get when you combine two award-winning Jazz singers, a Dora Award-nominated music director, and an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members’ faces? The answer is: “BROADSWAY”.
Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It’s this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical.
“Broadsway” was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of “Wake Up … “ on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed Jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together the classic sounds of Broadway music, the improvisation of Jazz, a pop sensibility, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way … hence, “Broadsway”.
This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over two years ago. Performance highlights include their debut “Leading Ladies” concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances. In August, 2013, Broadsway released their debut CD “Old Friends” and celebrated with three sold out evenings at Toronto’s renown Jazz Bistro. They are already scheduled for various theatre performances in the 2013/2014 season.
Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to Gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz and virtually anything – and everything – in between. With a marvelous musical meshing, and a healthy dose of humour, “Broadsway” truly does have something for everyone.
The Broads love working together and you will love watching them work!
“Broadsway: from Gershwin to Gaga … the only thing they take seriously is the music!”