Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll
Neil Berg, who has paid tribute to 100 Years of Broadway history, turns his attention to the music that is the soundtrack of our lives: rock ‘n roll. He celebrates 50 years, from its birth in the 1940s, to the glory years of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, all the way through the 1980s and MTV. He provides the fascinating stories and groundbreaking music of everyone’s favorite genre with a cast of Broadway headliner and rock ‘n roll icons, including performers from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Along the way, you’ll hear the best of chuck Berry, Elvis, The Who, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Journey and more.
Berg has a long history in the theater. A composer and lyricist, he has written the off-Broadway musical, The Prince and the Pauper, and is the composer and lyricist with playwright Robert Schenkkan, of the rock musical, The 12. He produced the off-Broadway revival of Closer Than Ever, which won the off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical revival. His Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway has played in more than 120 cities a year for over a decade. As a film composer, he scored and was music supervisor for the film Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn, starring Armand Assante. He was the recipient of the 1995 Bistro Award for Best Musical for his show Asylum in the Night and has performed at well-known clubs like Joe’s Pub and Feinstein’s. As the owner of Leftfield Productions, he has produced more than 1,000 Broadway concerts worldwide with artists such as Michael Crawford, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno and Ben Vereen.
A long-time rock fan, Berg toured with the rock band Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan and played on seven of their CDs. He also performed with them on the 100th anniversary tour for Harley-Davidson.