New Jersey Stage

Saturday, July 27, 2013

STATE THEATRE PRESENTS GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER TONI BRAXTON

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents six-time Grammy(R) Award-winning singer Toni Braxton on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 8pm. This is Braxton's first tour in five years. Today, with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation. Braxton's hits include "Un-break My Heart," "He Wasn't Man Enough," "Another Sad Love Song," and "Breathe Again." Tickets range from $45-125.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and philanthropist Toni Braxton kicks off her solo North American tour on August 9 in Las Vegas in support of her upcoming album with 10-time Grammy singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. The album is set to be released by Motown Records in the fall.


Toni Braxton's musical career began when she was a child singing in the church choir. From there, she performed in a group with her four sisters and was recognized by Arista Records' own, Antonio L.A. Reid and Kenneth Babyface Edmonds. Soon after, her solo career boomed with her music being featured on movie soundtracks and selling over 10 million albums worldwide. With the release of her second album Secrets in 1996 singles like, "Un-break My Heart" and "You're Makin' Me High" soared to the top of the charts. "Un-break My Heart" has become her signature song and still ranks as the second top-selling single of all time by a female artist.


Along with her Grammy Awards and hit singles, Braxton has had successful runs starring on hit Broadway shows like, Beauty and the Beast and Aida. Additionally, in 2006 she headlined her own show in Las Vegas, "Toni Braxton Revealed" which was a huge success for her career.


Braxton is no stranger to the television world either. She fulfilled one of her big dreams of appearing on Dancing with the Stars in 2008. She is also enjoying huge success alongside her sisters with the reality TV show Braxton Family Values, which just completed its third season on WE TV.


Braxton ranks charity high on her list and holds it very dear to her heart. Along with being a spokesperson for Autism Speaks, Braxton is very active with the American Heart Association. She was recently awarded the Lupus LA award for "Women of Achievement." 


For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org . The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.


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