Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
FEBRUARY IN FLORIDA
Live in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12 NOON.
July 24, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces Rufus Wainwright, the vocalist and songwriter that the New York Times praises for his “genuine originality,” will bring his February in Florida tour to Orlando this winter. The GRAMMY®-nominee will take the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater stage for an intimate night of song on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12 noon. Tickets start at $55.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.
Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers and songwriters of his generation has released seven studio albums, three DVDs and three live albums, He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album, “Rufus Does Judy,” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006, was nominated for a GRAMMY.
His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and at BAM in New York. This summer, it will be performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany. In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
He celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album, “Take All My Lives: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets” on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in the spring of 2016.
The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright’s second opera about Roman Emperor Hadrian, set to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018.
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.