On Dec 31, 2010 Barton G. launched the first cabaret-styled performance at Prelude by Barton G., located in the Adrienne Arsht Center.
“I’m bringing Manhattan to Miami in a totally new way,” said Barton G. Weiss, Miami’s well known events producer. Weiss is also the owner of Barton G. The Restaurant, and a separate establishment, The Villa by Barton G., located in the former Versace Mansion.
Weiss said, “The series presents top-name television and Broadway entertainment, many of whom are performing in Miami for the very first time, in an intimate venue where every seat is within a few feet of the stage.”
The initial performer was Cheyenne Jackson, whose voice moved all those lucky enough to sip champagne and dine on Prelude’s excellent cuisine as he sang. The elegant experience successfully reinvents the supper clubs of the early 20th century and Mr. Weiss’ taste assures South Florida that they will be treated to entertainment that would make many Manhattan residents jealous.
On January 21 and 22 openly-gay Broadway actor Gavin Creel will also take to the stage at Prelude. Gavin was a Tony Award-nominee for the 2002 revival of Thoroughly Modern Millie. He also appeared in 2004’s revival of La Cage aux Folles, and appeared in the 2009 production of Hair – which he took to London.
On January 28 and 29, a very special performer has been announced. Sandra Bernhard – the singer, comedienne, actress and all around personality – will grace the stage. Given the intimate scale of the venue you won’t feel as if you’ve only seen Sandra, you’ll feel as if you’ve met her, which was my experience during the Cheyenne Jackson performance!
For more information, please visit PreludebyBartonG.com