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Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has announced performances scheduled to take place at The Music Box and Event Center from January through March 2023. This winter, Borgata will welcome back comedian Chris Rock and Sidewalk Angels featuring Rob Thomas and will host the Dancing With The Stars live tour for the first time. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at theborgata.com. Please note that ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
DANCING WITH THE STARS – 2023 LIVE
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $198 (not including applicable service charges)
America’s favorite dance show is coming to Borgata’s Event Center with Dancing with the Stars – Live 2023! Fans’ favorite dancers, including guest celebrities Gabby Windey from “The Bachelor” franchise & Vinny Guadagnino, from the iconic television series “Jersey Shore,” hit the stage with an all-new show. The tour delivers a spectacular night of pulse-pounding dance performances from world-renowned dancers that are guaranteed to entertain.
SIDEWALK ANGELS FEAT. ROB THOMAS
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $190 (not including applicable service charges)
Three-time GRAMMY® award winner Rob Thomas and special guests are coming to Borgata. Throughout his illustrious career, Thomas has consistently made history. After being involved in many charitable endeavors, he and his wife, Marisol, started the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which provides critically needed funds and support to no-kill animal shelters across the country that help to fight for the rights and fair treatment of those that have no voice. The Sidewalk Angels Foundation is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a special show in Borgata’s Event Center.
BAT: A MEAT LOAF CELEBRATION
THE MUSIC BOX
Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges)
Guests will celebrate the legendary Meat Loaf and experience his hit songs performed brilliantly by The Neverland Express plus American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson. The Neverland Express includes world-class alumni of Meat Loaf’s official band. Led by his Record Producer, Music Director and Guitarist, Paul Crook with drummer, John Miceli, guitarist, Randy Flowers and female lead vocalist, Lyssa Lynne, the band stays true to the original recordings while delivering the excitement of a live Meat Loaf show. In addition to a #1 album and touring with some of the biggest names in rock, Caleb Johnson is the winner of American Idol season 13. He delivers his own unique stamp to such classics as “Bat Out of Hell,” “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “I Would Do Anything For Love” while staying true to the essence of Meat Loaf’s delivery. Created & produced by Paul Crook, this is the only show that was officially endorsed by Meat Loaf.
THE MUSIC BOX
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges)
Whitney Cummings is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and host of the hit podcast “Good for You.” Launched in 2019, “Good For You” is self-produced and features conversations with Whitney’s friends, fellow comedians and experts in a variety of fields, including neuroscience, veterinary medicine, and magic.
Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series “Whitney,” Cummings is also the co-creator and co-writer of the syndicated Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls.” She has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and stand-up specials, including her fifth stand-up special, “Whitney Cummings: JOKES” which was released on Netflix in July 2022.
On the big screen, Whitney was last seen in the Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun comedy “Good Mourning” and the Foo Fighters’ horror-comedy “Studio 666.” Other recent film credits include “How It Ends,” “The Opening Act,” and the forthcoming “At Midnight” from director Jonah Feingold. On television, Whitney will next be seen leading an episode of “Accused,” the forthcoming FOX/Sony TV anthology drama series from Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and David Shore. Whitney also recently received praise for her week-long guest hosting stint on “The Wendy Williams Show” in October 2021. Other notable TV appearances include “Tacoma FD,” “Workaholics,” “Crashing,” “Undateable,” and the Comedy Central Roasts, which have solidified her presence in comedy television.
Following the success of her sold-out “Codependent Tour,” Whitney continues her “Touch Me Tour, “with a stop at The Music Box.. Whitney’s new roast series on OFTV will premiere in early 2023 and will feature the celebrated roast format with a behind-the-scenes look at what is involved in crafting jokes in the writer’s room. Confirmed roastees of honor for the first two episodes of the series include Whitney Cummings and Bert Kreischer.
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $187 (not including applicable service charges)
Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. In March, Rock made his highly anticipated return to live comedy with his Ego Death World Tour 2022.
He can recently be seen in David O’Russell’s, “Amsterdam.” Next up, he can be seen in the Higher Ground produced biopic, “Rustin.” He is also set to direct an Untitled Chris Rock project in 2023. His animated series “Everybody Still Hates Chris” is set to stream globally on Paramount+ and Comedy Central. Rock serves as the executive producer and narrator. His most recent standup special, “Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut,” is currently streaming on Netflix.
Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $25 (not including applicable service charges)
John Pizzi is one of the hottest rising comics in the entertainment industry and has taken his unique brand of comedy to audiences around the country. Pizzi was an opening act for entertainers like Weird Al Yankovic, Johnny Maestro, Joy Behar and many more. The New Jersey native performs as a national headliner at comedy clubs, resorts, colleges, and theaters across the United States, starring in a one-man show of comedy, magic and ventriloquism.
SAM MORRIL: THE CLASS ACT TOUR
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $39 (not including applicable service charges)
Sam Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers on the scene today. He was a regular on Comedy Central’s ”This Week at the Comedy Cellar,” which he appeared on frequently when not touring across the United States. In 2011, he was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch He’s also had stints on “Last Comic Standing,” ”America’s Got Talent,” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” Morril can be heard on the podcast “We Might Be Drunk” with co-host Mark Normand and seen on Netflix’s “That’s My Time with David Letterman.” His fourth stand-up special, “Sam Morril: Same Time Tomorrow,” can also now be viewed on Netflix. In 2021, Sam self-released his stand-up special, ”Up On The Roof,” in which he navigates performing live during COVID. In February 2020, Morril released his third stand-up special for Comedy Central, “I Got This” on their YouTube channel and received over 1.5 million views within the first two weeks. In 2015, the comedian recorded his debut album, “Class Act” with Comedy Central Records, which went to #1 on iTunes. His first one-hour special, “Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence” premiered on Comedy Central in 2018. Morril was the host of his very own show on MSG called People Talking Sports, which ran for two seasons and received an Emmy® nomination. Morril also has a cameo in the Academy Award-nominated film,” Joker.”
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $30 (not including applicable service charges)
The Houston native is single-handedly changing the comedy game, tapping into the minds of teachers around the world and selling out major arenas throughout the country in minutes!
While others waited in the wings for a shot at becoming a top standup comic, Eddie soared to new heights by creating his own opportunity with the blockbuster “I’m Already Professionally Developed” tour. Coming off his previous, highly successful “Teachers Only” comedy tour, the worldwide comedy showcase is shattering attendance records with sold-out shows. Eddie B has established himself as the official voice of teachers across the globe. Educators are getting a lesson in the funniest ways to express their worst frustrations, and they are loving every second of Eddie B’s uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life from the point of view of an actual teacher.
The phenomenon began with a series of videos entitled “What Teachers Really Say” (written, produced, and starring Eddie B and has tapped into a niche only this multi-faceted comic/teacher can comprehend. Millions of educators on social media are calling his shows their very own stress reliever, and they are filling their favorite venues eager to hear Eddie B speak their minds!
Friday, March 3, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $67 (not including applicable service charges)
Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over four decades of hits. He received numerous awards, including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and it was at Robinson’s suggestion that Gordy started the Motown Record dynasty. Their single “Shop Around” became Motown’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. In the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group, including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown” (co-written with Stevie Wonder), and “I Second That Emotion.”
In addition to writing hits for the Miracles, Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats, including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway and Marvin Gaye. “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” “Don’t Mess with Bill,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” and “My Guy” are just a few of his songwriting triumphs during those years. During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric.
JO KOY AND FRIENDS
Friday, March 10, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are currently sold out
As one of today’s premiere stand-up comics, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. Koy has broken records across the country for selling out arenas. In 2019, Koy sold-out five shows at the San Diego Civic Theatre, the most consecutive sold-out shows for a comedian. He recently became the only comedian to sell 17,000+ tickets, over 30 shows (in one year) at the Brea Improv.
He was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the 2018 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has had four highly rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. His 2022 Netflix special, “Live from the LA Forum”, is currently streaming worldwide. Koy is on a mission to educate the masses on how to raise a millennial, the intricacies of Filipino traditions, and more!
In 2019, the comedian reached #1 on the Billboard Charts for his stand-up comedy album, Live From Seattle.Koy has appeared on over 140 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Celebrity Page TV,” “World’s Funniest Fails” and “Sean In The Wild.”
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – 25th ANNIVERSARY OF TROUBLE
Friday, March 31, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $77 (not including applicable service charges)
Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana-born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.
At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits “Deja Voodoo,” “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Shame, Shame, Shame.” His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is… also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as “Blue on Black,” “True Lies” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” 1999’s Live On spawned the radio hits “In 2 Deep,” “Shotgun Blues” and “Last Goodbye.”
2004’s “The Place You’re In” was a blistering rock record and was followed up by 2007’s ambitious “10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads,” for which Shepherd and his band traveled throughout the American South to record with such vintage blues greats as B.B. King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.. 2014 saw the release of Goin’ Home, Shepherd’s sixth #1 debut on the Billboard Blues charts. In the years since its release, Shepherd and his band have toured the world extensively, blazing a fresh trail for the historical American art form in the 21st Century. Since then, Sheppard released two more number-one Blues albums prior to December’s release of “Trouble is…25”.
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