Larry Hart to Include Michael Jackson Tribute in ‘Praise’ Show July 12
July 9, 2009 by VegasNews.com
This Sunday, July 12, Grammy winner Larry Hart during his Concert of “Praise” at South Point will sing Michael Jackson’s favorite song “Stand Strong” from the musical “Sisterella” staged in the 90s.
Hart wrote the book, music and lyrics for “Sisterella,” which was executive produced and presented by Michael Jackson and Jerry Greenberg, and produced by Robert DeNiro, Tribecca Films and Miramax. With Jackson’s support, “Sisterella” went on to do great things. While in Los Angeles, “Sisterella” received rave reviews and won 16 NAACP Theater Award nominations and eight NAACP Theater Awards including best Play and Best Director. In Europe, “Sisterella” was voted show of the decade.
Hart reflects, “Michael was my business partner, who became a dear friend. I am the only composer on earth that Michael Jackson ever attached his name to a project that was not of his creation.” Hart acknowledges Jackson’s mentoring on the show from new techniques in the studio for the cast album to his influence on the costumes and dance.
A new touring production of ”Sisterella” is being mounted in 2010 with thoughts of Jackson close at hand.
The performance of Concert of “Praise” – An Irreverently Reverent GOSPEL Experience will be at 2 p.m. Tickets with tax included are $25, $30, and $35; call the South Point box office at 702-797-8055 or 1-866-796-7111.
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