Eric Jordan Young is bringing a little piece of Broadway to Sin City with his new production Shakin’ at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Sin City Theatre.
Debuting Saturday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m., Shakin’ features the multitalented “triple threat” Young, dazzling choreography and a live band. Young transforms a collection of quintessential pop, rock, funk, R&B and jazz songs, resulting in a fresh, current spin on some of the most recognizable and influential tunes.
With inspiration from legendary Vegas performers including Sammy Davis Jr., Flip Wilson and Red Foxx, and the modern flair of stars like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, Young fuses an incredible repertoire that reinvigorates the great American songbook with contemporary arrangements, unforgettable characters and groove-inspired dance.
Created and executive produced by Young, Shakin’ features an ensemble production team with an impressive list of Broadway, theater and television credits including Gerry McIntyre, co-director and choreographer, commonly referred to as the “Mayor of Broadway” whose work has been showcased on Chicago and Once On This Island; musical arranger, Tommy James, who has performed and recorded with The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Lionel Hampton; co-director and consultant, Rick Pessagno, who has nearly 40 years of experience in all facets of show business from performing to directing; and Justin Cheatham, lighting and scenic designer, has worked on numerous film, television and award shows that include “Boardwalk Empire”, “Nurse Jackie” and the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. Additionally, the Shakin’ dancers have starred in numerous high-profile production shows on The Strip, including Vegas! The Show, Peep Show, Pin Up and Véronic.
Eric Jordan Young is a two-time Broadway World Award Winner that is no stranger to Las Vegas. In the spring of 2014, Young completed a long-time run of starring nightly in over 2,300 performances of Vegas! The Show at the Saxe Theatre. Young is known for his theater work that includes Chicago, Sammy & Me, Dreamgirls, Ragtime, Seussical the Musical and many more. Additionally, he has performed in numerous concerts, tributes and special productions in esteemed venues including The Smith Center, Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall and Carnegie Hall, and has been the featured performer in nearly a dozen symphonic orchestras throughout the country. He debuted his company EnJoY Productions in 2010 with his first solo CD, Once In A Lifetime. Young is currently headlining in, Shakin’, produced by his own company EnJoY Productions, in association with Vegas Java Entertainment, to bring his creative vision to life. For a complete biography on Young visit www.ericjordanyoung.com