Pia Zadora is one of our generation’s great entertainers. A Golden Globe winner, Grammy nominee, and ShoWest winner, she is returning to the New York stage after an extended run in the demanding role of motherhood. The renowned singer and actor now gets back to her first love: on stage, singing with all her heart and entertaining her audiences.
Zadora, a Broadway child star who received critical acclaim for her performances as she grew up on stage and screen, is a complete entertainer who has garnered international recognition for her acting, concert shows, and as a pop artist. She received rave reviews for her musical performances of show standards when she officially returned to the stage this past summer at The Smith Center in Las Vegas.
Doing the Smith Center and being on stage “felt like I had come full circle,” said the native New Yorker, “so coming back to the East coast where I grew up, seemed like the natural next step.” Zadora will be at the Metropolitan Room on February 7-10 with her show “Pia Zadora – Back Again and Standing Tall.” These five performances mark her first professional appearances on the East Coast in over a decade.
Zadora’s 75 minute show was created by three time Emmy Award winning director and choreographer Walter Painter, Emmy nominated Academy Award writer Jon Macks, with Peabody Award and Tony winner Larry Grossman and it features the greatest songs of the “Great American Songbook” and pure non-stop entertainment. She will also wow the audience visually, with gowns and stage costumes designed by the legendary Bob Mackie.
Accompanied by legendary Sinatra pianist and musical conductor Vinnie Falcone and his orchestra, plus some of New York’s finest musicians, Pia’s set will appeal to lovers of both jazz and popular standards with songs such as “Lady is a Tramp,” “All of Me,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “For Once in my Life,” “City Lights,” and “I Am What I Am.”
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the living legend in NYC prior to her comeback show at the Metropolitan to talk about her iconic career, opening for Sinatra, staying relevant, how she prepared for her NYC comeback, her new reality show coming to the Discovery Network, and soo much more! Pia was a genuinely nice and wonderful DOLL in real life, and it’s great to see her still living her dreams at such a high level!
Here is Pia Zadora with Joy Behar on her talk show right before chatting with me!