"Love Don't Need A Reason"  An All-Stars Benefit Concert For Marsha Malamet With Melissa Manchester, Amanda McBroom,  Michele Brourman, Mary Jo Mundy, Todd Schroeder, Stephan Oberhoff …plus more!

Tue May 29 2018

8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

$50.00 - $75.00

All Ages

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LOVE DON’T NEED A REASON

An all-star evening of kick-ass music!  With Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Melissa Manchester; Golden Globe/MAC Award winner, Amanda McBroom; Award winning singer/songwriter, Michele Brourman; Actress/singer, Mary Jo Mundy; Award winning singer/musical director/pianist, Todd Schroeder and Award winning producer/songwriter. Stephan Oberhoff …plus more! (to be announced) Raising funds for the medical expenses of beloved songwriter, Marsha Malamet.

About Marsha Malamet: At the age of 21, Marsha made her solo recording debut, “Coney Island Winter,” on Decca Records. It was engineered by Brooks Arthur. She performed at top venues in New York supporting the CD, including Lincoln Center, and her songs have been featured on Broadway: first, in Peter Allen’s “Up in One,” and then “The Boy from Oz,” based on Peter's life. In addition, Marsha’s song, “Impatient Heart” co-written with Peter Allen, was the theme song for the first Off-Broadway production of the acclaimed lesbian drama, “Jane Chambers, Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove.”

 Marsha’s songs have been recorded by the best in the business, artists include Barbra Streisand, Faith Hill, Jessica Simpson, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, Judy Collins and Sheena Easton. Marsha’s top ten international hit single, “I Am Blessed,” sung by the UK’s pop group, Eternal, moved the Pope to invite them to perform the song at the Vatican. 

Her song “Love Don’t Need A Reason”, co-written with the late Peter Allen and Michael Callen, has become an iconic theme for the AID/HIV epidemic, recorded by over 35 performers and gay choruses worldwide. Marsha was Grammy nominated for her songwriting involvement on the original Broadway cast CD “The Boy from Oz,” starring Hugh Jackman.  

Catalina Bar & Grill
"Love Don't Need A Reason" An All-Stars Benefit Concert For Marsha Malamet With Melissa Manchester, Amanda McBroom, Michele Brourman, Mary Jo Mundy, Todd Schroeder, Stephan Oberhoff …plus more!

  • Melissa Manchester

    Melissa Manchester

    Pop

    “I wanted to invite the audience in, right away, to what the album and song was going to feel like. When the whole band yells out ‘Beautiful!,’ it’s so indicative of a bygone era when you’d hear a band chime in.”

    – Melissa Manchester

  • Amanda McBROOM

    Amanda McBROOM

    Jazz

    Amanda McBroom has been called “…the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match” by the NY Times. Broadway World describes her as “…  one of the greatest night club performers of all time. Her lyrics are profound and express human emotions in glorious poetry. Her humor is so smart and she sings and acts it all brilliantly.” She first came to the attention music lovers when Bette Midler’s version of Amanda’s song “The Rose” hit number one all over the world in 1979. In addition to Midler, her songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists including Amy Poehler and Jack Black, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, LeAnn Rimes, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills, The Manhattan Transfer, Donny Osmond, Kurt Cobain, Nana Mouskouri, Conway Twitty, the Chipmunks and the Baby Dinosaurs in Land Before Time (she wrote all the songs for 16 Universal Cartoon videos with longtime collaborator Michele Brourman).

    Amanda’s performance of “The Rose” on the Golden Globes (she won!) convinced audiences worldwide that the best interpretations of McBroom songs are by McBroom herself and applaud her in concert halls around the world from, Carnegie Hall to Angel Place Recital Hall in Sydney, Australia.

    Her love of musical theater (she starred in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and European productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, on Broadway in Seesaw, and in productions of Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music and Mame) compelled her to create a musical based on her songs. Heartbeats made its debut in 1989 in Los Angeles, and the play has enjoyed more than 15 regional theater productions around the U.S. The original cast recording was released in 1994 on Varese Sarabande Records, and is represented by the Rogers and Hammerstein Music Library. Amanda’s latest musical, A Woman of Will, made its off-Broadway debut in 2005.

    Amanda recently celebrated the release of VOICES, her sixth recording on Gecko, the label she established in 1985. Other Gecko recordings include Dreaming, Midnight Matinee, A Waiting Heart, Portraits, and Chanson. In addition, she has recorded: Live From Rainbow and Stars (DRG), Heartbeats (Varese Sarabande), and A Woman of Will (LML Music). Her first two groundbreaking vinyl recordings, Growing Up In Hollywood Town and West of OZ, were recorded direct to disc for Sheffield Labs and made McBroom an audiophile darling.

  • Michele Brourman

    Michele Brourman

    Classic Jazz

    I think I was born with music in my being. 

    It was there, surrounding me, probably even pre-birth.

    My very young parents had beautiful voices and loved to sing together.  Given their rather turbulent relationship, those moments of song were probably the only times they were in tender harmony.

    ​My first year of life, we lived with my father’s mother, my bubbie. She would carry me around, singing to me, ”It’s a big, wide, wonderful world we live in….”  

    ​When I was 2 ½, my mother sneaked me into the Montefiore Hospital where Bubbie was dying, and I sang that song to her, sitting on the edge of her bed.  Decades later, I still can’t sing it without crying. 

    ​I started playing the piano with two hands at 3, learned my left hand from my right by looking at which one played the low notes on the piano. 

    We had a Baldwin Acrosonic spinet; I would haul my tiny self up over the keyboard, hook my toes behind a wooden rail that ran underneath, so that I could reach the keys.  

    To this day, I cannot keep my feet on the ground when I play. There’s too much joy in it!

  • Mary Jo Mundy

    Mary Jo Mundy

    Classic Jazz

    what an amazing ride...
    I am so grateful to all who have touched my life thru music over the years...what a blessing to have such an amazing community of people in my corner. From my early days at “Mundy On Tuesdays!” to the present as a participant rather than hostess ...I still feel very blessed to have music in my life. I am looking for new ways to express myself and welcome any suggestions you may have on how to have music play a bigger role in my life. I need it like I need the air. 

    Keep singing my friends...

  • Stephan Oberhoff

    Stephan Oberhoff

    Classic Jazz

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"Love Don't Need A Reason" An All-Stars Benefit Concert For Marsha Malamet With Melissa Manchester, Amanda McBroom, Michele Brourman, Mary Jo Mundy, Todd Schroeder, Stephan Oberhoff …plus more!

Tue May 29 2018 8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
"Love Don't Need A Reason"  An All-Stars Benefit Concert For Marsha Malamet With Melissa Manchester, Amanda McBroom,  Michele Brourman, Mary Jo Mundy, Todd Schroeder, Stephan Oberhoff …plus more!

$50.00 - $75.00 All Ages

LOVE DON’T NEED A REASON

An all-star evening of kick-ass music!  With Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Melissa Manchester; Golden Globe/MAC Award winner, Amanda McBroom; Award winning singer/songwriter, Michele Brourman; Actress/singer, Mary Jo Mundy; Award winning singer/musical director/pianist, Todd Schroeder and Award winning producer/songwriter. Stephan Oberhoff …plus more! (to be announced) Raising funds for the medical expenses of beloved songwriter, Marsha Malamet.

About Marsha Malamet: At the age of 21, Marsha made her solo recording debut, “Coney Island Winter,” on Decca Records. It was engineered by Brooks Arthur. She performed at top venues in New York supporting the CD, including Lincoln Center, and her songs have been featured on Broadway: first, in Peter Allen’s “Up in One,” and then “The Boy from Oz,” based on Peter's life. In addition, Marsha’s song, “Impatient Heart” co-written with Peter Allen, was the theme song for the first Off-Broadway production of the acclaimed lesbian drama, “Jane Chambers, Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove.”

 Marsha’s songs have been recorded by the best in the business, artists include Barbra Streisand, Faith Hill, Jessica Simpson, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, Judy Collins and Sheena Easton. Marsha’s top ten international hit single, “I Am Blessed,” sung by the UK’s pop group, Eternal, moved the Pope to invite them to perform the song at the Vatican. 

Her song “Love Don’t Need A Reason”, co-written with the late Peter Allen and Michael Callen, has become an iconic theme for the AID/HIV epidemic, recorded by over 35 performers and gay choruses worldwide. Marsha was Grammy nominated for her songwriting involvement on the original Broadway cast CD “The Boy from Oz,” starring Hugh Jackman.  

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All Ages
limit 70 per person
VIP
$75.00
Regular
$50.00

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

Dinner or two-drink minimum required in addition to the tickets, plus a $0.45 music royalty fee per patron.
Doors open for dinner 1 1/2 hour before the first show and 1/2 hour before the second show if there is a second show.
Ticket sales are final.