Classic Whitney: Alive! the hit solo show from Broadway’s Kevin Smith Kirkwood returns to Joe’s Pub with THE RAINBOW SHOW, a celebration of 2019 World Pride.
The night features a special performance recreating Whitney’s appearance at 1999’s Pride Dance and her live covers of tunes by the divas who inspired her and keep the LGBTQ community dancing (including Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and Judy Garland). In CLASSIC WHITNEY, the legendary Whitney Houston has come back to earth, reincarnated in the body of Kevin Smith Kirkwood, to deliver a retrospective concert and celebration of some of her iconic live performances. Here, Whitney is backed by a full band and back-up singers (who also play her mother Cissy Houston, brother Gary, and even Bobby Brown) and musical director Drew Wutke. With a script constructed from bits of her live concert banter, and re-enactments of her live concert musical arrangements, it’s the ultimate Whitney tribute from the ultimate Whitney fan, kicking off 50 years of LGBTQ Pride with this one-night-only, special edition show!