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PlayhouseSquare presents Ethan Bortnick at the Ohio Theatre May 11, 2014

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The Ohio Theatre
1511 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
Ethan Bortnick
The Power of Music
May 11, 2014
3:00 p.m.

Ethan Bortnick has been cited as the youngest performer ever to headline a solo concert tour. On May 11, 2014 (Mother’s Day) Ethan will be bringing is family friendly music special live to the Ohio Theatre as part of a 30 city tour. Tickets are now on sale the Ticket Office, playhousesquare.org and (216) 241-6000. Tickets prices will be $39, $29 & $20.

Oprah has named him one of the “All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids”. Joining Ethan on tour will be special guest Damian McGinty (star of Glee and former member of Celtic Thunder).

Featured at the concert will be a wide range of music ranging including songs made famous by The Beatles, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Michael Jackson. From Broadway, Motown and Rock and Roll Ethan sings it all including Chopin.

Ethan will be performing songs from his recently released movie “Anything is Possible” that he starred, co scored, and wrote ten songs for. As a special treat for the audience he will compose music on the spot putting together ideas for a song from suggestions and ideas from the audience. He will also stay on stage for a Q & A segment. Dave Rosenthal (known around the world for his work with Billy Joel) is Ethan’s Musical Director for the program. Damian McGinty will join Ethan onstage performing songs that he sang in Ethan’s PBS special plus some new numbers that he has never performed live before. Also joining Ethan and Damian on stage are a dynamic band, the R.O.C.c.K Children's Choir & Aurora City Schools, and local surprise guest artists.

About Ethan Bortnick

At only 13-years-old Ethan Bortnick has already moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. Ethan has toured the world, connecting with diverse audiences in countries such as South Africa, Brazil, and Australia. In 2011, he made history as the youngest entertainer to headline a show in Las Vegas and recently, Ethan was certified a Guinness World Records title-holder as The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his own Tour. In his career, Ethan has shared the stage with Elton John, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, Josh Groban, Santana, and many others. He has been featured on many national late night and morning television shows, including multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America” and “Oprah.” In 2010, Ethan made history as the youngest musician to create and host his own award-winning, nationally televised concert special on PBS. Legend Quincy Jones has this to say of his songcraft: “Ethan’s imagination and ability to create music from stories is unbelievable.” Last year, Ethan completed shooting a full-length feature film called Anything Is Possible, which was released in late 2013.

About Damian McGinty

Damian McGinty, 21, is an Irish actor and singer from Derry, Northern Ireland. Damian has been performing for more than a decade, and was a member of the group Celtic Thunder for four years, starting from age fourteen. While with the group, Damian completed four coast-to-coast tours of the USA and Canada, and Celtic Thunder sold over one million CDs and DVDs as well as over 400,000 concert tickets while he was a member. Damian also performed in six Celtic Thunder specials for Public Television. On 21 August 2011 Damian won the Oxygen reality show The Glee Project, earning him a seven-episode guest-starring role on the hit Fox television show Glee, which was later extended to 17 episodes. Damian served as Cultural Ambassador for his hometown of Derry in its role as 2013 UK City of Culture, which led to his performing alongside Carly Simon at a recent gala event.

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