Broadway tunes and more at next Night Spots Nights

New York City cabaret singer and actress Klea Blackhurst will bring her signature show “An Evening with Klea Blackhurst” to the Milford Center for the Arts as part of its Nite Spot Nights series on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m.

Blackhurst most recently appeared in Connecticut as Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly” at Goodspeed Musicals.The singer has also brought her touring tribute to Ethel Merman, “Everything The Traffic Will Allow” to several stages in the area.

“An Evening with Klea Blackhurst” is a celebration of classic American popular songs, from “A Cockeyed Optimist” to “The Yodeling Muchacha.” Filled with Broadway show tunes as well as a few contemporary surprises, Blackhurst invites audiences to listen to the lyrics of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein and Dorothy Fields.

In addition to her multiple appearances at New York’s Birdland, Blackhurst’’s nightclub engagements include tributes to composer Vernon Duke at the Café Carlyle with a subsequent sold-out engagement at Joe's Pub. Blackhurst has performed concert engagements nationwide and abroad including the London Palladium presentation of Jerry Herman’s Broadway with Angela Lansbury, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 14 Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Conventions, New York’s Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and New York’s 92nd Street Y Lyrics & Lyricists.

Nite Spot Nights offers six night club style evenings of entertainment. Evoking the feeling of New York City cabaret rooms, the series is a varied collection of musical performances by some of the city’s hottest acts.

To enhance the experience, the Center for the Arts will be set with tables and chairs inviting patrons to bring along the food and drink of their choice.

Tickets for “An Evening with Klea Blackhurst,” and all other Nite Spot Nights performances are $25 and available online at or by calling 203-878-6647.