By Megan Ahern
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – A performance by multiplatinum-selling Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway on April 6 at Camden County College has been canceled, the performer’s website has announced.
Callaway is best known for her writing and singing the theme song for the show “The Nanny.” Callaway is a platinum award-winning writer for songs on five of Barbara Streisand’s recent CDs. She is also well known for being in the Tony-nominated Broadway show “Swing!” Callaway has worked alongside many celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli and Queen Latifah.
Everyone who has bought tickets for the Camden County College show will receive a refund.
The event organizer was not available for comment.
A student at Camden County College, Kristina Sigmund, said, “I love Broadway and I would love to hear Ann Hampton Callaway sing. I would definitely purchase a ticket if she were to come back to the college and the ticket prices were at a reasonable price.”
Another student, Britney Restivo, said she was not interested in seeing the performance if she were to come back to Camden County College. “I was never a fan of Broadway shows and I’m not familiar with any of that music, I would rather hear songs be sung that I am familiar with.”
Callaway is still scheduled to perform with The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Pa., where she will present the Streisand Songbook, the program she was scheduled to perform at Camden County College. She will perform songs from “A Star is Born” and “Funny Girl” and hits such as “The Way We Were” and “Higher Ground,” according to her website. She will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center at 8 p.m. on April 12 and at the Scranton Cultural Center at 8 p.m. on April 13. Ticket prices range from $29 to $60 for adults and $15 for students and are available at http://www.annhamptoncallaway.com.