The Whispers, with co-headliner Stephanie Mills, will be at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
One of the world’s longest-running soul vocal groups, known for their smooth soulful ballads, the Whispers have been singing for more than 50 years.
Their music is a careful balance of R&B, disco, jazz, and pop. They have had 33 top ten hits spanning three decades, and more than 20 albums that have all had Billboard charted hits.
The Whispers began their career in 1963, producing a string of hits including “And The Beat Goes On,” “Rock Steady,” “A Song For Donny,” and “Lady.”
In addition to their music appearing on movie soundtracks such as “Waiting to Exhale” and “Madea’s Family Reunion,” The Whispers’ accomplishments spanning includde induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, presentation of the Governor’s Award by the San Francisco Chapter of the Grammy Awards, an NAACP Image Award, induction into the Bay Area Blues Society Hall of Fame, and in 2007 received The Black Music Academy of America’s “Living Legends” Award.
In 2009, the Whispers released their first Gospel CD, “Thankful,” which reached Billboard’s Gospel top 10.
The Whispers will be joined by Mills, an R&B, soul and gospel singer and former Broadway star.
The teenage star of the Broadway stage production of The Wiz, Mills was known particularly for her stellar performance of the song “Home.” It would become her signature tune for years and would be covered by Diana Ross for the big-screen adaptation three years later.
Mills’ hits include “Put Your Body In It”, “You Can Get Over”, “What Cha’ Gonna Do With My Lovin’,” “Two Hearts,” and “Never Knew Love Like This Before.” In recent years, Mills has recorded singles with BeBe Winans and rapper DMX.
Tickets are$149.50, $49.50 and $39.50 plus applicable service charges and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office.
Event, date and time are subject to change. For more information, visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.