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The Argyros Presents: Rita Wilson, Singer & Songwriter
Well-known as an actress (It’s Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle, and most recently on Broadway in Larry David’s smash hit, Fish in the Dark), and as a film producer (Mamma Mia! and its sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and its sequel), her first love is music. In May 2012, Wilson realized a lifelong dream with the debut of her solo album AM/FM. The album is an intimate, elegant and beautifully sung collection of covers of her favorite songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Since the release of AM/FM, Wilson has been focusing on a new component of her musical career as a songwriter.
In March 2016, she released her self-titled second album, showcasing her skill for creating insightful, eloquent singer-songwriter pop music that is etched with stunning honesty. This new material was prominently featured in her recent two-week residency at the famed Café Carlyle in New York City. “Ms. Wilson has a catch in her voice that conveys yearning and potential heartbreak behind a façade of cheer. As a stage performer, she is gregarious and forthright: a natural entertainer,” said the New York Times.