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5/22/2018 Member News
NEW SHOW: The Simon & Garfunkel Story coming to the Mahaffey

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For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg, FL
May 22, 2018




Cindy Cockburn
727.432.5862
press@TheMahaffey.com


Sara Stirling
727.892.5706
sstirling@TheMahaffey.com




THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY HEADING TO THE DUKE ENERGY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MAHAFFEY THEATER ON OCTOBER 28, 2018

Tickets on sale to the public Friday, May 25

St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 22, 2018)- The Duke Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater and the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts proudly announce that the internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will be hitting St. Petersburg, FL for one night only on Sunday, October 28. 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.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 25 at 10 am. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charged by phone at (727) 893-7832, or in person at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater Box Office. Ticket prices are: $59, $49, $39, and $29.

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (featured in the 1967 film The Graduate), ‘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.

Information about The Simon & Garfunkel Story and ticketing can be found at:
http://www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com.

ABOUT RIGHT ANGLE ENTERTAINMENT (Producers):
Founded in 2014, Right Angle Entertainment specializes in the production, management and distribution of live theatrical and concert events. Right Angle Entertainment has worked with brands and companies such as America’s Got Talent, Cirque du Soleil, The Price is Right, Family Feud, LucasFilm, DreamWorks, NBC, Live Nation, Michael Cohl & S2BN among others. Right Angle Entertainment will next bring One Woman Sex and the City to New York City in Fall 2018.


The Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.


Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!

The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.