A Sample of Past Productions
Princeton Entertainment produced Andrea Bocelli’s first performance in the United States as a Kennedy Center gala, going on to produce his first five North and South American tours which established Bocelli as the reigning superstar tenor. Andrea’s Princeton-produced performances set highest-grossing-concert marks in arenas across North America.
Princeton Entertainment served as agent and co-producer for Cher’s comeback tours: Heart of Stone and Love Hurts. These tours followed a run of sensational movie hits that made Cher an international film star and Academy Award winner. Each year, Cher’s arena tours with Princeton ranked among the highest grossing and most successful productions.
Star Wars: A Musical Journey
Princeton Entertainment represented John Williams’ interest and served as musical director for the global arena tour Star Wars: A Musical Journey based on this number one entertainment property in the world. Featuring scenes from the original six epic motion pictures, Star Wars: A Musical Journey highlighted John Williams’ spectacular scores performed by the Royal Philharmonic and other world class orchestras.
Princeton Entertainment produced three highly successful musical theater productions for children: John Lithgow’s Farkle and Friends, John Lithgow’s Perfectly Ridiculous, and Sunny Side of the Street. All three met with unanimous critical acclaim.
Princeton served as producer of Idina’s PBS special “Barefoot at the Symphony” filmed at the The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. The performance also featured Marvin Hamlisch as conductor. Princeton went on to promote and produce Idina’s performances across North America including special engagements with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and other special engagements.
Nana Mouskouri is the most successful female artist in history, selling in excess of 350 million recordings around the world. Fluent and performing in six languages, Nana’s tours are greeted by sold out audiences from Seoul, Korea to Santiago, Chile. Nana and Princeton’s relationship has lasted more than twenty years. Nana was appointed a UNICEF ambassador after the untimely death of Audrey Hepburn and served as a member of the European Parliament representing her home country of Greece. Princeton served as manager, producer and promoter for Nana for over three decades.
A Royal Christmas
Princeton Entertainment created, produced, and toured A Royal Christmas in arenas throughout the United States and Canada. A Royal Christmas reunited Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, who were joined by Charlotte Church, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Dancers from the Royal Ballet Convent Garden, Canada’s Shumka Dancers, Westminster Choir and the Westminster Bell Choir.
A second tour of A Royal Christmas featured Andrea Bocelli, metropolitan opera star Denyce Graves, and the above cast. A Royal Christmas set the record for highest grossing Christmas tours in North America.
Princeton served as Olivia Newton-John’s agent for two North American tours as well as other special engagements. Olivia is a four-time Grammy award winner and has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums.
Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Second Quest
Princeton served as the national promoter for Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Second Quest throughout North America, including performances in the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Chicago Theater, and other major venues across the country.
Designed to be a journey as epic and thrilling as the Legend itself, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses presented the music of this celebrated franchise with all-new arrangements directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma and Nintendo composer and sound director Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda).
Trey Anastasio & The New York Philharmonic
Princeton produced and promoted a historic performance of Trey Anastasio and The New York Philharmonic in New York’s Carnegie Hall. This mashup of Phish superstar Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic in one of America’s greatest concert halls was recognized by the New York Times as a groundbreaking event.
The Irish Tenors
Princeton Entertainment introduced the Irish Tenors in North America, producing and promoting their first six tours. The Irish Tenors exploded in popularity following their smash PBS special, Live From Belfast. Their first of six North American tours produced by Princeton featured the Irish Tenors, Sir James Galway, and the Royal Philharmonic
Princeton’s numerous tours for Ronstadt marked her return to the stage after a long hiatus to raise her two young children. These tours featured Linda and her band as well as the brilliant scores of Nelson Riddle performed by major orchestras including the Baltimore and San Diego symphonies.
Kennedy Center Salute to Ted Kennedy
President Obama led a birthday salute to Senator Ted Kennedy to celebrate his 77th birthday in this Princeton Entertainment production. The star studded cast included James Taylor, John Williams, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Bernadette Peters, Lizz Wright, and Lauren Bacall.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication
MLK Dedication – Let Freedom Ring
Princeton Entertainment co-produced performances with Stevie Wonder and more than twenty other artists. President Obama, the First Family and Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden honored the life and memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. at his Memorial Dedication.
Every year, The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University, in association with Princeton Entertainment, host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert has featured Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Bobby McFerrin, and many others.
James Taylor and the Pittsburgh Symphony
Princeton’s production of James Taylor and the Pittsburgh Symphony was the first amphitheater tour featuring the combination of a popular recording artist with a major symphony orchestra. This ground-breaking tour proved the financial and artistic success of this format, leading the way for numerous other performers to follow James’ leadership.
Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes
This ground-breaking orchestral adventure featuring guitarist Warren Hayes and celebrated American musical icon Jerry Garcia features Garcia’s storied original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead.
Liza Minnelli and Dudley Moore Orchestra Tour
Reuniting Liza Minnelli and Dudley Moore as a tribute to the 20th anniversary of Arthur, this tour featured one of the most beloved film duos in history. Liza and Dudley performed Liza’s greatest hits and featured Dudley’s comic and pianistic genius.
The Country Salutes Country
In cooperation with the Country Music Hall of Fame and in tribute to America’s rich country music heritage, the Kennedy Center and Princeton co-produced Country: A Celebration of America’s Music. Its most accomplished singers, musicians, and songwriters– including Vince Gill, Naomi Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, and Wynonna– honored the many roots of the art form.
Get Up ‘N Dance
Princeton produced and toured Get Up ‘N Dance– a 1970’s disco revue featuring KC & the Sunshine Band, the Pointer Sisters, the Village People, Thelma Houston, Martha Wash of the Weathergirls, Maxine Nightingale, Anita Ward, and the Trammps, featuring Earl Young.