Younger Sister of Barbra Streisand
FLATBUSH — Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will conclude its 2011-2012 Solo Sensations series with Roslyn Kind in concert on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8 p.m.
A dynamic, multi-talented entertainer and a native Brooklynite, she has forged a successful career in all facets of entertainment from critically acclaimed recordings to sold-out performances on Broadway and in top concert venues and nightclubs the world over. The New York Post summed it up best: “She’s so good on so many levels; it’s difficult to categorize her. This elegant, beautiful, petite, dynamo delight rules the stage with a royal command that demands adoration from every seat in the house.”
A vibrant musical artist, Kind is familiar to both national and international audiences for her headlining appearances at some of the most prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, The Greek Theater and London’s Café Royal. The London Times noted “To say she is superb would be an understatement.” In 2006 she made her long awaited and rapturously received Carnegie Hall debut with her frequent musical collaborator and friend, Michael Feinstein.
Like her famous sister, Barbra Streisand, she also began her performing career while still in her teens with the release of her first album, Give Me You. A whirlwind of performing activity followed including engagements at the nation’s top nightclubs, acclaim from Time Magazine and three appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show leading up to her New York debut at the Plaza Hotel’s Persian Room.
Her follow-up singles and a second album, This Is Roslyn Kind, showcased her growth as a recording artist comfortable in a wide range of musical genres. Ms. Kind’s latest CD release, Come What May, which The New York Times described as “splendid and sizzling,” further establishes her reputation as a vocalist.
Concurrent with her recording career, Ms. Kind is an accomplished theatrical performer. On Broadway, she starred in the musical revue Three From Brooklyn. Additional theatrical credits include the Off-Broadway production of Show Me Where the Good Times Are, Leader of the Pack and Ferguson the Tailor.
Ms. Kind’s extensive list of television credits include the film Switched at Birth, multiple episodes of NBC’s “Gimme a Break” and more. She also performed the title song for the made-for-TV movie Not Just Another Affair. Kind has appeared on virtually every major talk/variety show including the “Tonight Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood” and “Good Morning America.”
Brooklyn Center’s presentation of Roslyn Kind in Concert is made possible, in part, through the generous support of TD Bank and Con Edison.
Founded in 1954, the mission of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center’s presentations explore both the classical traditions and the boldest contemporary performances, embracing the world culture that defines Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts welcomes more than 70,000 people to the 2,400-seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season, and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series.