As reported on Il Divo’s official website, the pop-opera group will be making its way to Broadway’s Marquis Theatre this fall. The limited engagement entitled Il Divo – A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway will begin November 7 and run through November 13.
The group is composed of members Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marin, an David Miller. They are set to release their newest album entitled “A Musical Affair” the same week (November 5) which features performances by greats including Michael Ball, Kristin Chenoweth, and Barbara Streisand. A UK release of the album will come December 2.
Il Divo – A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway will feature songs from Broadway classics such as Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, and Carousel.
The show will also feature an appearance by Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley for the entire run of the show. Headley just completed a West End production of The Bodyguard August 9. She has said of her upcoming performance with the group, “I’m looking forward to working with Il Divo. I’m excited to be back in New York, on Broadway, and singing some of the best of Broadway.”
Group member Carlos Marin has made a statement regarding the upcoming show saying, “I think the fans are going to be really, really pleased – we’ve got well-known songs here, but we have a new sound and concept for them, and being on Broadway will also be a chance to try something really new and theatrical for us.”
Group member David Miller also released a statement saying, “Bringing a show to New York City to play in a Broadway theater is going to be like no other Il Divo experience. Being in the middle of Times Square, the home of Broadway musicals will help us to raise our bar. And having our name up in lights at Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre will be an absolute thrill. I can’t wait!”