Singer and actor Natalie Douglas will make her Bucks County Playhouse debut as part of the recently-announced Broadway Spotlight Concert Series. Entitled “The First Time…The Music of Roberta Flack,” this is the first in the series of seven intimate concerts. Performances will be held at the Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope, on Saturday, May 15, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m.
A 12-time MAC and two-time Bistro & NYC Nightlife Award winner, Douglas and her music director Mark Hartman celebrate the hallmarks of Flack’s career – her luminous voice and peerless musical virtuosity, leading to chart-topping song after song, and garnering millions of sales along with well-deserved awards and accolades. Douglas performs songs associated with the legendary singer, including “Making Love,” “Compared to What?,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly with His Song.”
“Roberta Flack sang and played with such artistry and integrity, but even more importantly, such joy. As we slowly come out of these unusual pandemic times, I can think of no better evening than to share Flack’s music with the Bucks County Playhouse audience,” said Douglas. “I’m awfully proud of the concert we’ve crafted. Perhaps it’s because I’ve known and loved her music all of my life, but I get a thrill singing every single one of these songs.”
The concert series was curated by Jim Caruso for the Playhouse.
Tickets to “The First Time…The Music of Roberta Flack” are $40. Visit BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or call 215-862-2121 for more information.
Bucks County Playhouse has developed rigorous safety protocols to protect those working backstage and front-of-house, including virus testing, mask requirements for all those inside the Playhouse, frequent cleaning, Merv 15-rated HVAC filters and restricted access backstage.