Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Most recently, Linda crowned her two-decade recording career with a new album, Now, which reunites Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. Eder’s transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn’s lush, imaginative music.
Linda Eder returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, February 23rd at 8pm, part of Ridgefield Magazine’s Broadway & Cabaret Series. Media partner for this event is WMNR Fine Arts Radio.
Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a vital niche as America’s most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs with such releases as And So Much More, It’s No Secret Anymore and By Myself: The Songs of Judy Garland. In 2008, Eder stepped outside the box of her familiar “wheelhouse” to record The Other Side of Me, a Country Pop blend of contemporary music, which included a song written by Linda herself. And, in June, 2010, she and Clay Aiken covered Roy Orbison’s “Crying” as a duet on Aiken’s album, Tried & True.
The concert stage remains the mainstay of Eder’s career. Eder has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. Always touring in good company, Eder’s collaborations include Oscar-winning composer pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Her concerts have been televised on Bravo and PBS. “Trail Mix,” her primetime Animal Planet special, was a natural extension of her love of animals and featured Linda interviewing fellow recording artists and performers Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, Rob Thomas, and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. He live concert, “Christmas Stays the Same,” was broadcast on Bravo TV and continues to be a popular selling DVD.
For tickets ($57.50) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.