Singer and actor Cheyenne Jackson will shortly be making the transition from Broadway favorite to Buffalo favorite. He will be the featured act in a one-night-only event at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kleinhans Music Hall with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
The evening is being called a variety show, which is something we don’t hear all that often these days.
Jackson, famous not only for his Broadway appearances in musicals including “The Most Happy Fella” and “Finian’s Rainbow” but for the TV show “30 Rock,” will be taking the audience through a night of songs and standards associated with the “Mad Men” era. On the program will be such sultry numbers as “Americano,” “Besame Mucho,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Don’t Get Around Much Any More.” “What a Wonderful World” and “Auld Lang Syne” lend notes of nostalgia.
If this concert does not cry out for a cocktail at intermission, we do not know what does. Associate Conductor Stefan Sanders leads the orchestra. Tickets are $34.50 to $86.50. Call 885-5000.
– Mary Kunz Goldman