Tony Orlando at the Newport Performing Arts Live

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tony Orlando is going to perform at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila on July 9, 2014. Listen to his classic hits like Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree, Knock Three Times, Candida, Sweets for my Sweet, Save the Last Dance and Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose. Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis in real life, was born April 3, 1944. He is better known as Tony Orlando, when he was thrusted into the limelight. He is a show business professional and a lead singer of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn, in the early 70s.

On July 9, 2014, Tony Orlando will perform live at the Newport Performing Arts.

On July 9, 2014, Tony Orlando will perform live at the Newport Performing Arts.

He was discovered by producer Don Kirshner. Since then, he had songs on the charts in 1961 when he was just 16 years of age. These were Halfway to Paradise and Bless You. Orlando became a producer himself and at an early age. More so, he was promoted to as vice-president at CBS Records, where he was in charge of the April-Blackwood Music Division. He sang under the name Dawn in the 1970s. Over the years, when his beautiful songs became instant hits as he went on tour and the group became Tony Orlando and Dawn. They had several songs which were major hits including Candida, Knock Three Times and Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree. The group also hosted a variety program which had a title, The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show on CBS from 1974 to 1976; until they had gone their separate ways in 1978.

Therefore, Orlando continued as a solo singer and performed in Las Vegas and Branson, Missouri. Orlando hosted the New York City Portions of the MDA Labor Day Telethon on WWOR-TV since the 1980s but he had to quit in 2011 in response to Jerry Lewis’ firing from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

When he went solo and became famous, Orlando had personal battles in the 1970s. He became addicted to cocaine, battled with obesity and depression. In 1977, due to the death of his sister and the suicide of Orlando’s close friend, comedian Freddie Prinze, he had a psychological breakdown and retired from singing. He was then institutionalized but returned triumphantly to television with an NBC comeback special. From then, he continued as a solo artist. During the 1980s, he was a dominant singing icon in Las Vegas performing in various hotels with sold out audiences.

In 1993, he opened the Tony Orlando Yellow Ribbon Music Theatre in Branson, Missouri, together with Newton, Mel Tillis, Glen Campbell, Roy Clark and Ray Stevens. In 1997, he began sharing a theatre with singer Wayne Newton. But, their partnership had ended when  Newton was caught taping Orlando’s conversations in the theatre. He sued Newton and Newton sued him back. Both lawsuits were dropped but their sweet friendship bitterly ended.

He also made a movie in 1981, 300 Miles for Stephanie, wherein he played as a police officer who promises to walk over 300 miles to a sanctuary in order to get God’s help to cure Stephanie, his gravely ill daughter. In the Cosby Show, he also played a man who runs a community center. He had a cameo appearance as himself in the 2002 film, Waking Up in Reno. He likewise appeared in an episode of MADTV where he did a skit involving a court case, wherein the defense sings to persuade the jury about their side. He sang for the prosecution, persuading the judge to give the defense a jailed for life verdict. He was also featured in Larry the Cable Guys Star studded Christmas Extravaganza. Lastly, Orlando appeared in NutriSystem commercials with Dan Marino to show how much weight they have lost. He also hosted an infomercial for a CD box set.

Tony Orlando’s Concert Ticket Prices

With these long list of achievements career wise, it’s time for you to get your tickets at these popular prices:

  1. Price Zone 1– P 14,043.20
  2. Price Zone 2– P 11,899.20
  3. Price Zone 3– P 9,755.20
  4. Price Zone 4– P 7,611.20
  5. Price Zone 5 P 5,467.20

Come and see Tony Orlando at the Newport Performing Arts Live and fall in love with his oldies but goodies renditions all over again.

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