E. Faye Butler In Concert at Northlight Theatre Feb. 8

xiconsquareEFayephoto.jpg.pagespeed.ic.C4FOBnydvYNorthlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie.

Tickets for New Year’s Eve with E. Faye Butler are $70. Tickets are available by phone at 847.673.6300, or online at northlight.org.

From jazz to pop, showtunes to blues, E. Faye Butler and her musicians present the music made famous by America’s favorite women of song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and more. An accomplished actress and singer with international acclaim, Ms. Butler’s past Northlight appearances include Ella, Dinah Was, Black Pearl Sings! and several SOLD OUT New Year’s Eve concerts.

“It’s thrilling to have Chicago’s greatest entertainer at Northlight,” says Tim Evans. “E. Faye Butler’s concerts are beautiful, wild and memorable and she embraces an audience in a magical way. No one can sing or entertain better than E. Faye.”

E. Faye Butler’s Chicago credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Pullman Porter Blues, Crowns, Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Christmas Carol and Purlie at the Goodman Theatre; the role of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Little Shop of Horrors at Mar­riott Theatre; The Little Foxes, La Bête, Once in a Lifetime and the title role in Caroline, or Change at Court Theatre; Crumbs from the Table of Joy at Steppenwolf TheatreCompany; Seussical! at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Could It Be Magic? The Barry Manilow Songbook at Mercury Theater; Hello, Dolly!, Hot Mikado and Sophisticated Ladies at Drury Lane Theatre and Black Pearl Sings, Ella, Dinah Was and various New Year’s Eve musical concerts at Northlight Theatre, among others. National and regional tours include Mamma Mia!, Dinah Was, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Nunsense, Don’t Bother Me and I Can’t Cope. Regionally, she has appeared in Trouble in Mind, Polk County, Oklahoma! and Pullman Porter Blues at Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Dancing With the Holy Ghosts at the New York Film and Play Festival; Saving Aimee and The Gospel According to Fishman at Signature Theatre; The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse; Once on This Island at Baltimore’s Centerstage; Purlie at Pasadena Playhouse and Pullman Porter Blues at Seattle Repertory Theatre. She is the recipient of six Jeff Awards, four Black Theater Alliance Awards, an After Dark Award, a John Barrymore Award, a Rockford Area Music Industry Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, an Excellence in the Arts Award, a Kathryn Lampkey Award and an Ova­tion Award. Ms. Butler was the recipient of the 2011 Sarah Siddons Society Leading Lady Award; she was also named a 2012 Lunt Fontanne Fellow and was inducted into the National Women in the Arts Museum in Washington, DC, in 2012.

Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community.

Now entering its 41st season, the organization has mounted over 200 productions, including more than 40 world premieres. Northlight has earned 194 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 32 Awards. As one of the area’s premier theatre companies, Northlight is a regional magnet for critical and professional acclaim, as well as talent of the highest quality.

Northlight is supported in part by generous contributions from BMO Harris Bank; Cramer Krasselt; Draft FCB; the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; ComEd, An Exelon Company; Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Evanston Community Foundation; First Bank and Trust; The Homestead Hotel; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Kirkland & Ellis Foundation; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Melvoin Award for Playwriting; Modestus Bauer Foundation; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation; The Offield Family Foundation; The Pauls Foundation; Plante Moran; Pioneer Press; Quince at the Homestead; Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation; Room & Board; Sage Products; Sanborn Family Foundation; Shubert Foundation; Skokie Fine Arts Council; Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; Sullivan Family Foundation; Tom Stringer Design Partners; and the Venturous Theater Fund.