James Rich Salutes Nat King Cole
November 9, 2023
“James Rich lofts the equivalent of high fly balls” – The Boston Globe
After sold-out appearances in Connecticut, Nova Scotia, and Victoria, B.C., James Rich (Rent, Saturday Night Fever) brings his unforgettable salute to Nat King Cole to the stage at 54 Below. Under the direction of Duane Boutté, James recounts unique and significant moments from his journey of researching, writing, and developing There Was a Boy – a new musical about Nat King Cole, the performer, husband, father, and son. From “Nature Boy” to “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” Mr. Rich captures the essence of “The Nat King Cole Show” as if Mr. Cole was still one of the top-selling concert artists of his generation in today’s world… think Nat King Cole 2.0. Grammy nominee Matt Falker joins James as music director and band leader. This show promises to be a memorable experience that’ll have you tapping along and singing the music all the way home.
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