*Obstructed View Pricing
2:00PM & 7:30PM
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop by The Sharon on Sunday, November 10, 2019 during the North American tour. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the '60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous "The Concert in Central Park" reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including 'Mrs. Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.
With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel's perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their Bridge Over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their "The Sound of Silence" awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
For more information about this performance visit www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com.
Taylor Bloom is an actor and creator based out of New York City. One of five brothers, he was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, VA. Taylor attended Shenandoah Conservatory where, in addition to sharpening his skills on stage, he caught the bug for acting, film, writing and directing. "It's a place that's felt like home to me from when I first began at age 11."
After seeing an audition posting for The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Taylor thought it would be a fun audition and rare opportunity to "put my guitar skills to work. Usually I'm just acting and singing." He owes all of his guitar skills to his older brother Joe who taught him not only to play, but also how music is structured and functions. After getting the gig, he spent the next few weeks furiously tearing through Simon & Garfunkel records trying to get more familiar with their music, all the while trying to find my permanent in New York City.
Growing up, his mom would always play Cat Stevens, Dan Fogleburg and James Taylor in the car. "Then as I got older, I listened to Damien Rice and Glen Hansard, and am now a huge fan of John Mayer." When asked about his earliest memories of Simon & Garfunkel, he remembers the first time he heard the song America. "I was in my teens and I had no idea what I was listening to, but I remember thinking ‘whoa, this is amazing!'" His favorite Simon & Garfunkel album is The Sounds of Silence.
In his spare time, Taylor also enjoys cooking, ukulele, piano, and writes music for his band Coastline. "I am also co-creator for a podcast called The Foundry." His biggest inspiration now is Ben Platt and his four siblings. "This is my first tour so I'm really excited about it," he says. "I've never been west of the east coast so I can't wait to see the country."
Benjamin Cooley is an actor based in NYC. Born and raised in Queens NY, he couldn't be more excited to tell the story of two young men from Queens who wrote the music of their generation. Recent Credits: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (SKY) Playhouse on Park, Junie B Jones Jingle Bells Batman Smells (Sheldon) White Plains Performing Arts Center. This is also his first tour and he is excited for all the challenges it will bring! Special thanks to his Mom and Dad for continuing to support him in his endeavors as an actor. And a very special thanks to Mom for telling him about the audition!
Andrew is a New York based actor and musician and performed all around the globe: regionally, Off-Broadway and across Europe. Outside of musical theatre, Andrew enjoys writing music and playing several instruments including guitar, piano, mandolin, and standup bass. Off-Broadway Credits: The Office: A Musical Parody. Other favorites: West Side Story (Broadway World Best Actor), Little Women (ITL Founders Award), Jersey Boys, RENT, Ghost, Smoke on the Mountain, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
George is a Boston based guitarist and singer/songwriter steeped in the folk music traditions. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2014 where he was an active member in the American Roots Music program. For the past 5 years, he has been touring nationally and internationally as the frontman and lead singer for the the modern acoustic group, Lonely Heartstring Band. The group has released two albums with Rounder Records out of Nashville and has received critical acclaim for their innovative approach to songwriting and string-band arrangements.