Christina Bianco (Photo provided by Fortune Creative.)
Christina Bianco — YouTube sensation and impressionist extraordinaire — has announced her final show in New York before moving across the pond to London. As she readies her luggage, her last show in the Big Apple is appropriately entitled “A Lot to Unpack,” which will be held on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, both at 8:30 p.m., at Birdland, located at 315 West 44th Street in New York City. All tickets are $30, and Bianco will be joined by special guests: vocalist Nicolas King and trumpet player Jeremy Miloszewicz. Brad Simmons serves as music director.
Bianco catapulted to fame with her diva impressions videos, where she sings popular songs like “Let it Go” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” singing a few lines as one famed chanteuse before transitioning deftly to another. Impersonated singers include Idina Menzel, Demi Lovallo, Adele, Cher, and others. Such viral fame has landed her performances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and NBC’s “Today” in the United States, and “The Paul O’Grady Show” and “This Morning” in the United Kingdom. Her “impression reel” videos have garnered millions of views on YouTube.
In 2015, Bianco starred in the one-woman, multi-character comedy Application Pending, off-Broadway at the West Side Theatre for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination in the Outstanding Solo Performance category. Bianco was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in Forbidden Broadway Goes To Rehab.
Christina has performed her critically acclaimed concerts to sold-out crowds in New York City and the United States. In England, she’s enjoyed extended runs headlining at London’s Hippodrome, Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Live at Zedel’s, The Charing Cross Theatre, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and completed her second UK tour First Impressions in 2019. Her debut live album, Life of the Party, is available on iTunes and other major music platforms.