Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr.

Digital Lottery Announced for Harry Connick Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter

The smooth voice of recording artist and Broadway star Harry Connick, Jr. is perfectly paired with the song classics of the late Cole Porter in Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter which opens on Broadway this coming Thursday, December 12. A digital lottery for every performance of this three-week engagement was announced today.

Powered by Broadway Direct, the digital lottery will open at 9:00 AM the day of the performance for evening performances, and 8:00 PM the day prior to the matinee performances. Matinee lotteries will close at 9:00 AM on the day of the performance, and evening lotteries will close at 1:00 PM the day of the performance. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for tickets online. Tickets can be picked up 30 minutes prior to show time at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and the number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Maximum 2 tickets per entry.

Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter features a 25-piece orchestra accompanying the song-stylings of Connick, who has appeared on Broadway in revivals The Pajama Game and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and also wrote the score for the Broadway musical Thou Shalt Not, based on the  Émile Zola’s novel Thérèse Raquin. Film credits include Copycat, Memphis Belle, Hope Floats, Little Man Tate and Independence Day.  Connick played the role of Dr. Leo Markus in the long-running sitcom Will & Grace.

Cole Porter, one of Broadway and Hollywood’s most-prolific composer, penned the scores for such shows are Anything GoesCan-CanDuBarry Was  a Lady,  Gay DivorceLeave It To Me!, Out of This WorldPanama HattieSilk Stockings, and what most agree was his crowning achievement, Kiss Me, Kate. From his musical genius, Porter yielded hundreds of songs, many of which have become world-renowned standards including “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “I Love Paris”, “So In Love”, “Let’s Do it”, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”, “It’s Delovely”, “You’re the Top”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Friendship” and “Too Darn Hot.”

Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter is conceived and directed by Harry Connick, Jr., with scenic design by Beowulf Boritt and Alexis Distler, projection design by Beowulf Boritt and Caite Hevner, and lighting design by Ken Billington.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on October 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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