‘Simon & Garfunkel Story’: Tribute show in 2 places
Talk about the music of a generation. Folk duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel occupied the Hot 100 chart with 16 songs through 1970 and eventually sold 100 million albums.
Their story has led to a theater show called “The Simon & Garfunkel Story” that is playing in more than 35 places this fall, including New Haven’s Shubert Theatre Thursday, Nov. 15, and Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den Saturday, Nov. 17.
The concert-style theater show chronicles the journey of this best-selling folk duo, dating back to their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry. As Simon & Garfunkel, they churned out great hits such as “The Boxer,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Homeward Bound” before their dramatic split in 1970.
The show culminates with what was a huge event, “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 — which drew half a million fans.
The production uses huge projection photos and original film footage as it also features a full live band performing the duo’s hits, with singer/actors in the role of the legendary pair.
Shubert Theatre, 247 College St., New Haven. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. $59-$39. 203-624-1825. Shubert.com Also, Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Saturday, Nov. 17. Free (but a long line forms early).