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Tony-winner Debbie Gravitte and noted pianist Russ Kassoff team for Milford Center for the Arts concert

February 26, 2019

Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte will be performing in downtown Milford on Saturday, March 2, for the Milford Arts Center’s Nite Spot Night series.

Debbie Gravitte: Live and In Person also features Russ Kassoff, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. The duo will perform a collection of songs from Broadway to Big Band. Go here for tickets.

After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of “They’re Playing Our Song,” Gravitte went on to appear in “Perfectly Frank,” “Zorba,” “Chicago” and “Les Miserables.” She also has performed her nightclub act worldwide, sung with more than 175 orchestras and has released four solo CDs, according to a MAC news release. On television, Gravitte co-starred on the CBS series “Trial and Error” and was seen on NBC’s “Pursuit of Happiness.”

Kassoff has been a longtime pianist and musical director for both Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli. He co-founded a big band that included the late Gerry Niewood, accompanied Tony Bennett, Rita Moreno (with whom he still continues as music director), Paul Anka and others, as well as recorded albums with such artists as Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Red Norvo, Carly Simon and Rod Stewart. Kassoff also has been leading a 17-piece big band as musical director for choreographer Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show tribute to Frank Sinatra, “Come Fly Away.”

The Nite Spot Night series is produced in partnership with Pantochino Productions.

MAC, 40 Railroad Ave.e S., Milford. Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. $35 door, $30 advance. 203-878-6647.