The popular quartet "Il Divo" is taking on Broadway in a new concert that showcases some of musical theater's most classic songs. NY1's Frank DiLella filed the following report.
Il Divo has sold out concert halls and arenas all around the world, bringing their operatic voices to the masses.
Now, members Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler and David Miller are trying something new.
Come November, they'll be bringing Broadway to Broadway, presenting their passion for showtunes on stage in their brand new concert, "A Musical Affair."
"Obviously we’re doing all music theater, and so that’s very directional for us, but we are also keeping much of Il Divo's character within the song," says Miller.
The concert will feature some of Broadway's most notable tunes, including "Memory" from "Cats," "Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables," and "Tonight" from "West Side Story."
Sebastien Izambard's favorite tune from the group's set list is a classic from the Broadway mega-hit "The Phantom of the Opera."
"'All I Ask of You,' I love that. It’s probably one of the best songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber," Izambard says.
While "A Musical Affair" may mark the first time Il Divo is performing together on the Great White Way as a group, they'll be getting some assistance from a Broadway veteran, as they share the spotlight with Tony winner Heather Headley.
"She is mind-blowing," Buhler says. "She is so good."
Even though it hasn't officially been announced, the guys hinted to NY1 that Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth may be making an appearance in their show as well.
"Maybe we are going to have more, we don’t know it yet and if we knew it, we wouldn’t tell you, so it is a surprise. Obviously, we have amazing songs. That's the only thing we're going to say," Marin says.
"Il Divo: A Musical Affair" will begin performances at the Marquis Theatre starting on November 7.
For more information, visit ildivo.com.