The woman who plays Broadway’s resident meany is coming to Brooklyn, but she is urging borough residents to “Have a Little Faith” in her acting range.
Tony Award–winning stage and screen actress Faith Prince, who is currently dazzling audiences as Miss Agatha Hannigan in “Annie,” will tread the boards at Kingsborough Community College and revisit her career triumphs as part of a one-woman national tour that is part song-and-dance, part confessional, and all show biz glitz.
The critically-acclaimed performer will walk show-goers through her personal journey from obscurity to the limelight, sharing tunes and tales from her off-Broadway days and her more recent roles in such blockbusters as “Guys & Dolls” and “Follies.” Expect plenty of the tart sound bites and soul-soothing ballads that continue to endear Prince to new fans. The multi-talented performer, whom the New York Post describes as “a royal family all unto herself,” also plays Brooke Elliott’s mother Elaine on cable television’s “Drop Dead Diva,” and she is a frequent guest artist with the Utah Symphony and Boston, Cincinnati, and Philly pops.
Prince says she will feel right at home in the borough that has consistently churned out entertainment greats.
“It makes sense that so much talent originated from Brooklyn!” Prince said. “It’s a wonderful cross section of humanity.”
Lena Horne, Arlo Guthrie, and Mary Tyler Moore all grew up within a few miles of Kingsborough and the college boasts its own distinguished history of hosting big-name talent.
The revamped On Stage at Kingsborough Series has drawn Broadway luminaries, including Christine Ebersole and Lorna Luft, since the 1980s, according to the program’s executive director, who invited Prince after watching her cabaret act.
“We’re so flattered that Faith took the evening off from ‘Annie’ to come to Brooklyn,” Anna Becker said.
“Have a Little Faith” at Kingsborough Community College’s Performing Arts Center [2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. (718) 368–5596, www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org] at 8 pm. $35 or $30. An album signing will follow the performance.
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