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DON KIRSHNER (1934-2011)
01.18.11

I am shocked and saddened by the death of the great Don Kirshner, who discovered me at 18 years old. I walked into his office at 1650 Broadway, played a few songs for him, and he signed me to Aldon Music becoming my first music publisher and manager.

It was Don's introduction to Connie Francis, who would go on to record "Stupid Cupid" and propel my songwriting career. Donny worked for many years promoting my songs.

He was a great friend, a pioneer, and a father figure for many of us young songwriters. He will be missed. My heart felt condolences and love to his wonderful wife of 50 years, Sheila, his children, and his grandchildren.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!
12.23.10

Neil and his family would like to wish all of our friends from all over the world a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and all the best in 2011!

NEIL SEDAKA - THE MUSIC OF MY LIFE - BBC RADIO 2 - DECEMBER 28, 2010
12.17.10

On December 28th, you will have another chance to hear Neil in conversation with Johnnie Walker at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Please click here for more information.

JOHN LENNON (1940-1980)
12.08.10

In 1975, Neil wrote "The Immigrant" for John Lennon, who, at the time, was having trouble with the immigration department in the United States. When Neil phoned John to tell him about the song, John was reluctant to take the call since people normally only called to ask for favors, never to offer anything. He was very touched by Neil's gesture with the song, which remains a staple in Neil's live repertoire.

John - Even though it has been thirty years since your untimely death, the impact of your songwriting remains just as vital. In fact, my five year old grandson knows every Beatles song and has informed me that even though he loves my songs, his favorites are The Beatles. With Love, Neil.

BOOK SIGNING IN TOMS RIVER, NJ THIS SUNDAY!
11.04.10

On Sunday, November 7th, Neil will be signing copies of his brand new children's book Waking Up is Hard to Do at Ocean County Library in Toms River, NJ at 2pm. Please click here for more information.

NEIL & ELAINE PAIGE
10.29.10

On Monday, November 1st, Elaine Paige will release her her 21st solo album, "Elaine Paige And Friends". The album, produced by Grammy Award Winner Phil Ramone, features a duet with Neil on the Bread chart-topper "Make It With You".

For more information on the album, please click here.

PERFORMANCE UPDATES!
10.26.10

Neil, who was scheduled to perform at The Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 27th & The Chumash Casino on Thursday, October 28th has postponed the performances due to illness. Neil is suffering from acute pharyngitis and acute laryngitis and is extremely sorry to disappoint his fans.

The concert at The Disney Concert Hall has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 7th, at 8pm. Original tickets for the October 27th concert will be valid for entry on December 7th. For further details or questions, please call (323) 850-2000 from 10AM-6pm daily, or click here.

The performance at The Chumash Casino is currently being rescheduled. Please continue to check back for updated information.

THE VARIETY CLUB!
10.11.10

On October 8th, Neil was honored by The Variety Club, with their prestigious Silver Heart Award, in recognition of Neil's "Outstanding contribution to the world of Music and Entertainment".

Neil and Leba were very moved by what a wonderful tribute The Variety Club produced. Neil would like to send a Special Thanks to Lyn Staunton, and everyone at The Variety Club who worked so hard on a truly unforgettable evening.

Neil is currently spending the day in London recording his two Symphonic compositions 'Joie De Vivre" and "Manhattan Intermezzo" with The London Symphony Orchestra.

"WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO" BOOK EVENTS!
10.06.10

Neil's first children's book, Waking Up is Hard to Do, is NOW Available. Included with the book is a 3-song CD, with two songs written and recorded by Neil exclusively for this book. In honor of this release, Neil will be making three appearances at The Jewish Community Center in November.

On Monday, November 1st, Neil will be signing at at Jewish Community Center in Detroit, MI at 6:30pm. Please click here for more information.

On Wednesday, November 10th, Neil will be signing at at The Marcus Jewish Community Center in Atlanta, GA at 7:30pm. Please click here for more information.

On Sunday, November 21st, Neil will be signing at at The Dave & Mary Alper Jewish Community Center in Miami, FL at 1:00pm. Please click here for more information.

"Waking Up is Hard to Do" is available wherever books are sold.

NEIL TO BE ON TAVIS SMILEY ON OCTOBER 15TH!
10.06.10

Neil will be appearing on PBS' The Tavis Smiley Show on Friday, October 15th, to discuss his new book Waking Up is Hard to Do. The Tavis Smiley Show airs on local PBS affiliates across the country. Please click here for more information.

FOR OUR LOS ANGELES FRIENDS!
09.19.10

Neil's first children's book, Waking Up is Hard to Do, is NOW Available. Included with the book is a 3-song CD, with two songs written and recorded by Neil exclusively for this book. In honor of this release, Neil will be making two more bookstore appearances in the Los Angeles area.

On Monday, September 20th, Neil will be signing at at Borders in Sherman Oaks, CA at 6pm. Please click here for more information.

On Tuesday, September 21th, Neil will be signing at at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, CA at 7pm. Please click here for more information.

Waking Up is Hard to Do is available wherever books are sold.

NEIL ON THE JOY BEHAR SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT!
09.16.10

On Friday, September 17th, Neil will be appearing on CNN's The Joy Behar Show at 9PM (EST) to discuss his brand new Children's Book "Waking Up Is Hard to Do". Please click here for more information.

"WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO"
09.10.10

Neil's first children's book, Waking Up is Hard to Do, is being released thru Imagine Publishing on September 13, 2010. Included with the book is a 3-song CD, with two songs written and recorded by Neil exclusively for this book.

On Monday, September 13th, Neil will appear on NBC's The Today Show in promotion of the book. Neil will be on in the 10AM (EST) portion of the program. Check your listings for more details.

On Tuesday, September 14th, Neil will be making the first of a handful of bookstore appearances at Barnes and Noble in New York City's Lincoln Center at 5pm. Please click here for more information.

On Wednseday, September 15th, Neil will also be appearing on CNN's The Joy Behar Show to discuss the book. Please click here for more information.

Waking Up is Hard to Do is available wherever books are sold, and available directly on our website by clicking here.

FOR OUR FRIENDS IN THE UK!
08.09.10

Saturday, September 11, 2010, Neil will be the Special Guest Star at BBC Proms in the Park.

Hosted by Sir Terry Wogan in London's Hyde Park, this year's Proms presents a group of internationally acclaimed stars including Jose Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and Brian May.

Neil is very honored and excited to be taking part in this year's Proms. "I am delighted to be on the same stage with such illustrious company", said Neil. "England has always been a second home to me. For all my fans who have remained so loyal and supportive thur the years, I will be signing many of my hits."

For more information on the event, please click here.

"THE WALLS OF SOUND"
08.02.10

For those of you who missed NY1's special on The Brill Building, "The Walls of Sound", please click here to watch its entirety.

TO OUR NEW YORK FRIENDS!
07.30.10

Debuting tonight on NY1 is "The Walls of Sound", a special about the songwriters of New York City's "The Brill Building".

The premiere of "The Walls of Sound" begins this evening at 9:30pm, with repeat airings on Saturday, July 31 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm (EST), and again on Sunday, August 1 at 6:30pm (EST).

TO ALL OF OUR BROOKLYN FRIENDS!
07.16.10

Neil would like to thank everyone who attended last night's performance in Brooklyn's Asser Levy Park. Neil was so thrilled and excited to see how many of his friends and fans came out for Neil's Homecoming show.

Neil would alslo like to extend his gratitude to Brooklyn Bureau President Marty Markowitz & Mayor Michael Bloomberg for their supprort in making last night's performance possible.

For more on the evening, please click here.

NEIL TO PERFORM IN BROOKLYN ON THURSDAY, JULY 15!!!!
07.12.10

Neil is opening Brooklyn's 32nd Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series in his hometown of Brighton Beach on Thursday, July 15th. Neil is very excited and is looking forward to seeing all of his Brooklyn friends and fans at the show.

Please click here for more information.

WON'T YOU SHARE THIS DREAM OF MINE
07.08.10

Please click here to view the music video of "Won't You Share This Dream of Mine", Neil's favorite track off his current release "The Music of My Life".

"The Music of My Life" is available wherever CD's are sold, and at Neil's store by clicking here.

FOR OUR LA FRIENDS!
06.14.10

Tonight, June 14, at the Wadsworth Theater in Brentwood, CA, Neil will be taking part in "The Songs of Our Lives: Volume III", for The Fulfillment Fund.

The Fulfillment Fund provides first generation, low income students with the support necessary to graduate from high school and go on to college. The Fulfillment Fund's third annual concert, hosted by Paul Reiser, features some of the best award winning songwriters of our time performing their own songs. In addition to Neil, the evening will feature performances by Stephen Bishop, Mac Davis, Charles Fox, and Dean Pitchford.

For more information, please click here.

NEIL TO RECEIVE SILVER HEART AWARD!
06.01.10

The Variety Club is proud to announce that they are bestowing Neil with their highest accolade "The Silver Heart Award" for his outstanding services to the music industry and his charitable work. The Variety Club has been helping disabled and disadvantaged children less fortunate than other for over sixty years.

For information on purchasing tickets to The Silver Heart Tribute, please click here.

For more information on The Variety Club, please click here.

NEIL HONORED AT THE IVORS!
05.21.10

Neil won The Special International Award at The 55th Ivor Awards in London today. The Ivors are given annually by the British writing community, honoring excellence in Songwriting. Past recipients include Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Lou Reed, Diane Warren, and Radiohead.

For more information on The Ivor Novello Award, click here.

NEWS FROM MANCHESTER!
05.19.10

Neil arrived in Manchester to attend the May 17th opening of "Laughter in the Rain" at the Manchester Opera House. Neil fell in love with the show on his initial trip to the UK last March, where he attended the world premiere in Bromley. Now, he is even more enamored by it and wants to encourage all of his friends and fans to attend the show. Joining Neil on this trip were his son Marc, and daughter-in-law Samantha, who loved it as well.

For more information on "Laughter in the Rain", click here.

A MESSAGE FROM NEIL!!!
05.04.10

I would like to make it very clear to my fans and my friends that the current production of "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", which is playing in various cities across the country and features my songs is not a show that I endorse or have any part of. This should not be confused with "Laughter in the Rain", which is the story of my life, now playing in the UK, that I am very proud of.

NEIL TO RETURN TO THE UK!
04.30.10

Neil will be returning to the UK in May and will be attending opening night of "Laugher In the Rain" in Manchester.

Neil is very excited at the enthusiastic response "Laughter in the Rain" is receiving and is looking forward to seeing the cast, as well as all his fans come out in support of this wonderful production.

For more information on "Laughter in the Rain", please click here.

 

THE CRITICS SPEAK!
04.14.10

Neil is totally knocked out by the continued positive response Laughter in the Rain is receiving. Neil is equally enthralled by the entire cast, especially Wayne Smith's portrayal of Neil. Here is what the critics think.

"What made this production a standout was that the trials and tribulations of his life were slipped in effortlessly without the audience feeling that it was any old excuse for a song." - Gordon Clayton - EdinburghGuide.com
 
“Even the true fans in the audience could find nothing to complain about in the way in which Wayne Smith put across favorite numbers like Oh! Carol, Solitaire, and Laughter in the Rain.”  – Gerry Parker – Crackerjack
 
“This is a great show with slick, seamless performances by all of cast. Not to be missed for entertainment value; Loads of fun, great cast and brilliant music.”  – Lynda Ford – behindthearras.com
 
“As this show goes on, you wonder how it can get any better...and it does.” – Geoff Billingsley – theatreworldinternetmagazine.com
 

“Laughter in the Rain” is a smashing night out and a fine tribute to a man who brought fun and melody to the charts. – Richard L. Lewis - Nowt2Do.Com

"Wayne Smith's Sedaka is remarkably convincing and charming." - Josie Balfour - Edinburgh Evening News

NEIL'S ON THE STOOP!
04.13.10

Neil will appearing on Cat Greenleaf's "Talk Stoop", Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 1:30am, following "Saturday Night Live": Shot in Brooklyn, Neil returns to his hometown to discuss his brand new CD "The Music of My Life".

"The Music of My Life" is available wherever CD's are sold.

NEIL RETURNS FROM THE UK!
03.10.10

Neil is so excited about the new stage production based on his rise, fall, and rise again, "Laughter in the Rain".

When Neil first heard about the possibility of a play based on his life, his biggest concern was who would portray him. Any reservations Neil might have had taking his seat on Opening Night in Bromley were put to rest when Wayne Smith delivered an extraordinary performance as Neil.

Neil would like to take the opportunity to thank Bill Kenwright, Laurie Mansfield, Keith Strachan, Philip Norman and the wonderful cast and crew of "Laughter in the Rain" for briniging his story to the stage. Neil would also like to thank everyone who has come to see it thus far, and for the wonderful responses we have received. Neil is anxious to get back to the UK to revisit the production.

Fore more information on "Laughter in the Rain", please click here.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT" TOMORROW ON BBC RADIO 2!!!!!
03.04.10

On Friday, March 5th, Neil will be appearing on BBC's "Friday Night is Music Night" at 7:30pm on BBC Radio 2. Friday Night is Music Night is the BBC's (and the World's) longest running radio program which features the BBC Orchestra. For more information, click here.

"LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN" - WORLD PREMIERE! TOMORROW!
03.03.10

"Laughter in the Rain", a musical based on the life and career of our beloved Neil is having its World Premiere, tomorrow, March 4, 2010, at the Churchill Theater in Bromley. Neil is looking forward to his UK fans at the show!

For more information, please click here.

On Friday, March 5th, Neil will be appearing on BBC's "Friday Night is Music Night" at 7:30pm on BBC Radio 2. Friday Night is Music Night is the BBC's (and the World's) longest running radio program which features the BBC Orchestra. For more information, click here.

FOR OUR UK FRIENDS!
02.26.10

Neil will be heading to the UK to attend the world premiere of "Laughter of the Rain", a musical based on his life at The Churchill Theater in Bromley.

During his stay in the UK, he will be embarking on a publicity tour in conjunction for the brand new musical, culminating with a performance on BBC's "Friday Night is Music Night" on Friday, March 5th.

This Sunday, February 28, 2010, Neil will be making an appearance on "Weekend Wogan", beginning at 11AM. Please click here for more information.

FOR OUR NEW YORK FRIENDS!
02.26.10

Neil recently sat down with Mickey Burns to discuss his career and the release of "The Music of My Life" for NYC-TV Profiles.

NYC-TV Profiles will be airing on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:00AM (EST) and 2:30PM (EST) on NYC TV Life 25. Please check your local listings.

Click "here" for more information.

The Music of My Life is available wherever CD's are sold. You can also purchase The Music of My Life here.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "SIRIUSLY SINATRA" ON SIRIUS!
02.08.10

Neil will be hosting an hour on Sirius' "Siriusly Sinatra". Neil not only treats you to some of his favorite Sinatra songs, but also selections he has written that are specially treated to feel like modern day standards.

"Siriusly Sinatra" will air this evening, February 8, 2010 at 6pm (EST). It will rebroadcast, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 9:00am & Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 3:00pm.

Click here for more information.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON NPR'S "WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!"
01.29.10

Neil will be making an appearance on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me", Saturday, January 30, 2010. "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" is NPR's weekly hour long quiz program.

Please click here to see when "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" will air in your area.

The Music of My Life is available wherever CD's are sold. You can also purchase The Music of My Life here.

FOR OUR NEW YORK FRIENDS!!! (UPDATED!)
01.28.10

Neil will be making an appearance on this evening's edition of LX New York to discuss The Music Of My Life, which will from 5pm-6pm on WNBC-4. Please tune in.

In addition, Neil will be featured on NY1's Noticas discussing The Music of My Life, and Neil's bilingual single Do You Remember? It will air every hour beginning this evening at 5pm - Time Warner - Channel 801. Please check your local listings.

The Music of My Life is available wherever CD's are sold. You can also purchase The Music of My Life here.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "AP LIVE" TODAY!
01.26.10

Neil will sit down for an interview today on "AP Live" with John Carucci, Tuesday, January 26th, at 2PM (EST). To view the interview , it will be streamed live and archived here.

"THE MUSIC OF MY LIFE" HITS STORES TOMORROW!
01.25.10

Neil's long awaited CD The Music of My Life will be available tomorrow wherever CD's are sold. The Music of My Life is also available in Neil's Official Store.

On Wednseday, January 27,  Neil will be performing on NBC's The Today Show in promotion of the CD. Neil will be on in the 10AM (EST) portion of the program. Check your local listings for details.

NEIL RETURNS TO "HUCKABEE" THIS WEEKEND!
01.22.10

Neil will be making an appearance this weekend on FOX NEWS'  "Huckabee" to discuss The Music of My Life. Neil's appearance on "Huckabee" is scheduled to air on Saturday January 23, 2010 at 8pm (EST), Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 8pm & 11pm (EST) and Monday, January 25, 2010 at 2am (EST). Please check your local listings.

The Music of My Life is being released Tuesday, January 26, 2010 thru Razor and Tie and will be available wherever CD's are sold.

FOR OUR UK FRIENDS!
01.11.10

On Friday, January 15, 2009, BBC Four will be premiering "Neil Sedaka: That's When The Music Takes Me", an hour long documentary spanning Neil's entire career, including rare home movies, and performance clips from his most recent tour. Following the broadcast, BBC Four will air the classic "Neil Sedaka: All You Need is The Music".

For more information, please click here. Please check your local listings.

 

QVC: Q-SESSIONS LIVE - JANUARY 6, 2010
12.22.09

Neil will be appearing on QVC's Q-Sessions Live on Wednseday, January 6, 2010 at 7:30pm/4:30(PST) in promotion of his CD The Music of My Life.

Neil will be performing selections from The Music of My Life, as well as many of your favorites. This will be the first opportunity to purchase Neil's latest release. Please check your local listings.

 

TO ALL OF OUR NEW YORK FRIENDS...
11.19.09
...And to those who will be visiting during this holiday season, Neil would like to draw your attention to his recent discovery in singer Jim Van Slyke. Van Slyke will be appearing at Feinstein's at the Regency on December 14, 2009 performing The Sedaka Show, a cabaret of classic Sedaka songs.
 
Neil attended Jim's performance of The Sedaka Show earlier this year and was completely knocked out by it. He called Michael Feinstein, who helped arrange for Jim to showcase The Sedaka Show. Neil will be in attendance, and looks forward to seeing you there!
 
For more information on Jim Van Slyke, please click here.

For more information on Feinstein's At the Regency, please click here. 

"THE MUSIC OF MY LIFE" SET FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 26, 2010
10.15.09

Neil is set to release his long-awaited album "The Music of My Life" on January 26, 2010 thru Razor and Tie Entertainment.

"The Music of My Life" is "my best collection of songs in 57 years of songwriting. It might be my last set of pop songs, as I feel I cannot top these.", said Neil." "The Music of My Life" features 11 brand new tracks, leading off with Neil's brand new Salsa number, "Do You Remember?", which is produced by Grammy Award Winner David Foster.

"The Music of My Life" will be available wherever CD's are sold.

FOR OUR UK FRIENDS!!!!
07.06.09

On Wednseday, July 8, 2009, Neil will be making an appearance on "BBC Breakfast" to discuss "The Music of My Life". Neil's appearance is scheduled to air at 8:50am. Please check your local listings.

Following his appearance on BBC Breakfast, Neil will be sitting with DJ's Andy Townshend and Mike Parry for an interview on UTV Radio's "TalkSport". The interview will air LIVE at 12:00pm. Please tune in!

"The Music of My Life" is only available in the UK wherever CD's are sold.

IF YOU MISSED IT...
07.02.09

Neil's appearance on "Huckabee" is having an encore performance, Saturday, July 4th, on FOX NEWS. Please check your local listings.

Neil and his family wish everyone a save and happy holiday weekend!

 

"THE MUSIC OF MY LIFE" DEBUTS IN UK #15!!!
06.29.09

"The Music of My Life", Neil's collection of new songs released by Universal, debuted #15 on the Official UK Album Chart.

"The Music of My Life" is "my best collection of songs in 57 years of songwriting. It might be my last set of pop songs, as I feel I cannot top these.", said Neil." "The Music of My Life" features 11 brand new tracks, leading off with Neil's brand new Salsa number, "Do You Remember?", which is produced by Grammy Award Winner David Foster.

"The Music of My Life" is only available in the UK wherever CD's are sold.

Stay tuned for information on the US release!

NEIL TO APPEAR ON SKY NEWS! SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009!
06.19.09

Neil will be making a LIVE TV appearance on Sky News' The Adam Boulton Show, Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 11AM (GMT). Neil will be discussing his upcoming tour of the United Kingdom, as well as his brand new CD "The Music of My Life", which will be released the following day, June 22.

Please check your local listings for more details!

FOR THE UK: TOUR BEGINS & BRAND NEW CD RELEASED - JUNE 22, 2009!!!!!
06.05.09

Neil is getting ready to embark on his 2009 Tour of the United Kingdom beginning on June 22, 2009 in conjunction with the release of his brand new CD, "The Music of My Life", which is to be released the same day through Universal Music.  Please check the Tour Schedule for Neil's list of cities.

"The Music of My Life" is "my best collection of songs in 57 years of songwriting. It might be my last set of pop songs, as I feel I cannot top these.", said Neil." "The Music of My Life" features 11 brand new tracks, leading off with Neil's brand new Salsa number, "Do You Remember?", which is produced by Grammy Award Winner David Foster.

"The Music of My Life" will be available wherever CD's are sold.

Before heading to the United Kingdom, Neil will perform two dates in Ireland, in Dublin on June 16th, and Belfast on June 18th. There are still great seats available for Belfast.

Neil is looking forward to seeing all of his fans in the UK this summer.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "HUCKABEE" THIS WEEKEND!!!!
05.07.09

Neil will be making an appearance this weekend on FOX NEWS'  "Huckabee" to discuss Waking Up is Hard to Do. Neil's appearance on "Huckabee" is scheduled to air on Saturday May 9, 2009 at 8pm (EST) and Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 8pm & 11pm (EST). Please check your local listings.

Waking Up is Hard to Do is currently #4 on Billboard's Children's Chart and is available wherever CD's are sold.

 

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY"
04.16.09

Neil will be making an appearance on "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 to discuss his Children's CD Waking Up Is Hard to Do. Please check your local listings to see Neil do a rare performance of one of his brand new Children's songs.

Waking Up is Hard to Do is available through our website by clicking here, and wherever CD's are sold.

NEIL ON NY1 TODAY!
04.16.09

To all of our New York Friends, Neil will be appearing on NY1 through out the day discussing the importance of Musical Education. The interview will air at 11:21AM, 2:21PM, & 5:21PM.

For those outside of New York, or were unable to tune in, to view Neil's interview, please click HERE.

THANK YOU!!!!!
03.17.09

Neil would like to extend his thanks to all of his friends and fans for his Birthday Wishes this past weekend. Neil celebrated his 70th Brithday on the Norwegian Star Cruise Ship with his family. The enormous amount of e-mails and cards helped make Neil's birthday all the more special.

"WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO" IS NOW AVAILABLE ON NEILSEDAKA.COM
02.09.09

As promised, Neil Sedaka's Children's CD Waking Up is Hard to Do is NOW AVAILABLE in our Official Store. To purchase, please click on the CD cover to the right of this page, or click here.

Waking Up is Hard to Do  is available wherever CD's are sold.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "THE MIKE & JULIET SHOW" - FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!!
02.09.09

On Friday The 13th, Neil will be appearing on FOX's  "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" discussing Neil's brand new Children's CD Waking Up is Hard to Do, as well as performing some of his classics in honor of Valentine's Day. Please check your local listings for more details

WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - COMING SOON TO NEILSEDAKA.COM
01.22.09

Neil's Children's CD, Waking Up is Hard to Do, will soon be available on our website for purchase thru MusicToday. Please continue to check back for updates on it's availability.

Waking Up is Hard to Do is available wherever CD's are sold.

NEIL ON CBS SATURDAY EARLY SHOW!
01.22.09

Saturday, January 24, 2009, Neil will be making an appearance on The CBS Saturday Early Show in promotion of his new Children's CD Waking Up is Hard to Do. Please check your local listings for details!

"WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO" HITS STORES TOMORROW!!!!!
01.05.09

Neil's long awaited Children's CD Waking Up is Hard to Do will be available wherever CD's are sold beginning tomorrow.

On Thursday, January 8, 2009, Neil will make an appearance on NBC's The Today Show in promotion of the CD. Neil will be on in the 10AM (EST) portion of the program. Check your local listings for details.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "THE BONNIE HUNT SHOW"
12.05.08

Neil will be a guest on NBC's  "The Bonnie Hunt Show", Wednseday, December 10, 2008 performing a selection from his Christmas CD "The Miracle of Christmas".

"The Bonnie Hunt Show" will air at 2pm in New York & 12pm in Los Angeles. Please click here for more information.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON QVC ON NOVEMBER 25TH!!!! UPDATED!
11.24.08

Neil will be appearing on QVC's "Countdown to Christmas" on Tuesday, November 25th. Neil will be promoting "The Miracle of Christmas", in addition to his upcoming release "Waking Up is Hard to Do".

Neil is expected to appear at 9AM (EST). Please check your local listings.

HOLIDAY CHEER AT THE NEIL SEDAKA STORE!
11.11.08

Your holiday shopping through Neil’s online store is an easy and convenient way to fulfill that Christmas Gift list, no traffic to fight through and no parking hassles at the mall.... Buy online and save time and money!  These great holiday promotions are available through December 31. 

Receive a free subscription (3 months) to Entertainment Weekly magazine with every purchase.
Free Shipping with the purchase of any two items.
Save 20% on all CDs & DVDs!

Please note:
The Entertainment Weekly subscription and free shipping offers are for US residents only.   The free shipping promotion is for standard shipping only.

"WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO" SET FOR JANUARY 6, 2009 RELEASE!
11.03.08

Neil is set to release his long-awaited Children's Album "Waking Up is Hard to Do" on January 6, 2009 thru Razor and Tie Entertainment. "Waking Up is Hard to Do" is a collection of Sedaka Classics that have been reinvented as Children's Songs. The CD will also be accompanied by a coloring book.

Please continue to check back for more information surrounding this exciting release.

FOR ALL OUR UK FRIENDS!
11.03.08

Beginning on June 22, 2009, Neil will be embarking on a ten city Tour of the United Kingdom.

Neil will be returning to the United Kingdom for the first time since 2006 and is looking forward to seeing all of his fans.

Tickets go on sale, Friday, November 7, 2008. Please click here for more ticket information.

For date & venue information, please visit our Tour Schedule.

"THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS" NOW AVAILABLE ON RAZOR & TIE!
10.12.08

Razor and Tie Entertainment has released Neil's Christmas CD "The Miracle of Christmas" in two different editions.

The first edition is a single disc of Christmas favorites performed by Neil. The second edition is a fanpack, which inclues a bonus disc of Original Sedaka Christmas Compositions.

Both editions of the CD are available wherever CD's are sold.

RADIO BROADCAST PREMIERE OF "JOIE DE VIVRE" ON WQXR
10.09.08

Neil recently completed an interview with Vinny Marino for WQXR, discussing Neil's symphonic composistion "Joie De Vivre". The interview will air on 96.3FM in New York, NY in the 8AM hour on Monday, October 13th.

For all of our friends around the world, you can listen to the interview Monday on the internet. Please click here.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON THE JERRY LEWIS MDA TELETHON!!!!!!
08.28.08

On Monday, September 1 (Labor Day), Neil will be performing two songs on Jerry Lewis' 43rd Annual MDA Telethon.

Neil is scheduled to appear, LIVE, in the 4PM (EST) hour.

For more information on the Telethon and local stations, please click here!

 

MID-SUMMER RECAP!
07.16.08
To all of our friends, we hope that you are enjoying your summer.
 
Australia was a great success. It was a wonderful treat to return to see all of our friends, and work with their incredible Symphony Orchestras.
 
Following Australia, we traveled to Manila, which was simply a thrill. Appearing at the Araneta Coliseum to a sold out crowd, I stood on the same stage that I was the first singer to perform on in 1960. There too, I was happy to meet some old friends and make many new ones.
 
Last week, we traveled to Ogunquit, ME to see the Ogunquit Playhouse's production of Breaking Up is Hard to Do, with Renee Taylor. Having been a fan of hers for so long, it was great to see her performing in my show with such a wonderful cast.
 
Hoping to see everyone in Westbury, NY, where I have the great pleasure of working with my old friend, the great Connie Francis.
THE VERY BEST OF NEIL SEDAKA: THE SHOW GOES ON - CHARTS #54 ON THE ARIA CHART IN AUSTRALIA!!!!
05.16.08

On the heels of Neil's successful Australia Tour, Universal's release of "The Very Best of Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On" debuted at #54 on the Australian Record Industry Assosciation (ARIA) chart.

Neil last charted on ARIA in December, 1998 with "Anthology: Four Decades of Hits".

"The Very Best of Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On" is available wherever CD's are sold.

For more information, please click here.

WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO!!!!
05.01.08

Coming soon from Hasbro Toys, its the Turbo Tooth Tunes Toothbrush, featuring Neil Sedaka's "Waking Up is Hard To Do".

Inspired by Neil's classic hit "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", and his grandchildren, this tooth brush sends sound vibrations from the bristles through your teeth, so you can hear the music inside your head. Click here for a preview of the ToothBrush.

A release date for this wonderful new product will be announced shortly! Please check back.

THE AUSTRALIA TOUR BEGINS!!!
04.28.08

Neil begins his Australia Tour this evening with a performance at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide. Neil is enjoying his time in one his all-time favorite places, and is looking forward to seeing all of his fans and friends.

Neil's Australia Tour:
April 29 - Adelaide, AU - Adelaide Theater
May 2-3 - Perth, AU - Perth Convention Centre
May 5-6 - Melbourne, AU - Hamer Hall
May 9-11 - Sydney, AU - Sydney Opera House

Please visit the Tour Schedule for information on ticketing.

TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE PHILIPPINES!!!!
03.31.08

After Neil's tour of Australia, Neil will be making a stop in Manila on May 17, 2008 for one performance at The Araneta Coliseum.

Neil is looking forward to return to Manila to sing his greatest hits.

For more information, please click here.

NEIL SEDAKA AND CONNIE FRANCIS PERFORMING WESTBURY IN JULY - ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!!!
03.27.08

We are proud to announce that Neil will be appearing in a special One Night Only performance with his longtime friend Connie Francis at The Capital One Bank Theater in Westbury, NY on July 23, 2008.

This will be the third time in the past year that Neil and Connie have performed together, first at Neil's Tribute at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City last October, and an impromptu performance in Coral Springs, FL last January. This is sure to be a memorable event you will not want to miss.

For more information, please click here.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
03.13.08
Neil would like to extend his thanks to all of his fans and friends worldwide for the beautiful Birthday Greetings he received today. The enormous amount of e-mails, which are still coming, helped make this day even more special! NEIL INDUCTED INTO THE HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME!!!!
02.05.08

Thanks to all of Neil's worldwide fans, who's votes have Inducted Neil into the 2007 Hit Parade Hall of Fame!

TO OUR FRIENDS IN AUSTRALIA!
02.04.08

Beginning on April 29, 2008, Neil will be embarking on a four city Symphony Tour of Australia.

Neil will be returning to Australia for the first time since 2005 and is looking forward to seeing all of his Australian fans.

Neil's Australia Tour:
April 29 - Adelaide, AU - Adelaide Theater
May 2-3 - Perth, AU - Perth Convention Centre
May 6 - Melbourne, AU - Hamer Hall
May 9-11 - Sydney, AU - Sydney Opera House

Please visit our Tour Schedule section for more upcoming information on Ticketing, which will follow shortly!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!
12.21.07

Neil and his family would like to wish all of our friends from all over the world a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and all the best in 2008!

In addition, we have a special Holiday treat for everyone. Neil will be appearing on The CBS Saturday Early Show, tomorrow, December 22, 2007, performing one of his original Christmas songs, which is featured on "The Miracle of Christmas". Please check your local listings.

NEIL ON "CBS SATURDAY EARLY SHOW" ON NOVEMBER 24!!!!
11.21.07

Neil will be making a LIVE morning appearance on CBS' "Saturday Early Show" in promotion of "The Definitive Collection" on November 24, 2007. 

Neil will be appearing throughout the entire program, beginning at 7AM (EST).

Please check your local listings.

ONE UNFORGETTABLE EVENING!!!!
11.01.07
On October 26, 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall, Neil was honored with a tribute entitled "Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits
 
Introduced by legendary New York DJ "Cousin" Bruce Morrow, the evening began with a video from Sir Elton John, who's AIDS Foundation was the designated charity for the net profits the show earned. Elton composed a melody of three of Neil's classics, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", "Laughter in the Rain", and "Calendar Girl", and made a beautiful tribute to Neil.
 
David Foster took the stage saluting Neil, before introducing his protégé, Renee Olstead, who did an amazing rendition of "Should've Never Let You Go", with David accompanying her on piano.
 
The Captain and Tennille followed with "Love Will Keep Us Together". Toni Tennille, sounding as wonderful as she did when "Love Will Keep Us Together" first peaked in 1975, told the audience, "Without Neil, there would be no "Captain and Tennille".
 
The evening continued with Dion's terrific take on "Calendar Girl", standing solo, with his acoustic guitar, while "The Bad Plus" came out and did a very different arrangement of "Laughter in the Rain".
 
Clay Aiken was there to salute Neil as well, belting "Solitaire", bringing the house down with the song that would eventually help land Clay in the Top 2 on FOX's "American Idol" in 2003.
 
Lou Christie was on hand as well, with a powerhouse performance of one of Neil's forgotten children, "Sing Me, Sing Me".
 
Barry Manilow, who could not attend the tribute, sent along a video commending Neil's career, and hailing "The Hungry Years", as one of the greatest pop songs ever written.
 
Natalie Cole did a beautiful rendition of "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", adding a tremendous amount of soul to the song.
 
The fabulous Connie Francis sang the title track from the film "Where the Boys Are", sounding as incredible as she did when it was first recorded in 1960.
 
Paul Shaffer then took the stage, giving the audience a little history lesson about himself, and Neil’s influence on him, then breaking into an impromptu performance of "Next Door to An Angel", before bringing Neil to the stage.
 
An overwhelmed Neil took the stage to a standing ovation. Opening his set with "The Diary", "Oh, Carol!", and "The Hungry Years", a song that "everyone always asks for".
 
Neil told the crowd that he wanted to do some duets with these wonderful artists, and first brought back Paul to do a charming rendition of "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen".
 
He then brought Connie Francis back out, who told the story of how they first met; when Neil and Howard Greenfield auditioned their material for her.  They then sang  "Stupid Cupid" together, the first song of Neil's that Connie recorded. The chemistry of their performance showed that no matter how much time had passed, their presence together summed up what the evening was all about - the history of Neil Sedaka. 
 
David and Paul both returned to the stage to accompany Neil on "Bad Blood", with Mr. Foster playing the Electric Piano, as he did on the Original Recording in 1975, and Paul singing the background vocal, made famous by Elton John. Even without Elton's vocals, the song sounded like a carbon copy of the original.
 
The Captain and Tennille joined Neil on stage once more, for a duet of "Lonely Night (Angel Face)", for which The Captain and Tennille scored another #1 in 1976.
 
The band left the stage, leaving Neil and his piano to the audience. Playing one of his seldom heard gems, "One More Ride on the Merry Go Round", as well as showcasing one of his current show-stoppers, "You", bringing the crowd to their feet.
 
The band returned to join Neil on "Laughter in the Rain", the song that "brought him out of retirement".
 
The evening was a tremendous success, closing with the entire ensemble singing Neil's classic "That's When The Music Takes Me".

 

Neil sends his sincere thanks to all the artists that appeared in the evening, which surely made it an unforgettable night. He also sends out his thanks to the producer of the evening, Michael Dorf, and all his crew who helped put this show together, as well as Michael Blake, the musical director, who took every note of the evening with the utmost sincerity.

Please check our review section for Roger Friedman's article about the evening.

NEIL ON "CBS SUNDAY MORNING" ON OCTOBER 28!!!!
10.25.07

Neil will be appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, this Sunday, October 28, 2007.

Neil sat down with Russ Mitchell to discuss his life, career, and the release of his career spanning CD The Definitive Collection, that commemorates Neil's 50th Anniversary as a performer. 

CBS Sunday Morning begins at 9AM (EST). Please check your local listings. For an exclusive clip of the interview, please click here.

For more information on The Definitive Collection, please click here.

NEIL ON "THE TODAY SHOW" TOMORROW!
10.24.07

Neil will be making a LIVE morning appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" in promotion of "Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits", being held at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center on October 26, 2007. 

Neil will be appearing at approximately 10:30AM (EST). Please check your local listings.

For More information on "Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits", please click here.

NEIL TO APPEAR ON "FOX AND FRIENDS" - THIS MONDAY!!!!
10.12.07

Neil will be making a LIVE morning appearance on FOX NEWS' "Fox and Friends" in promotion of "Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits", being held at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center on October 26, 2007. 

"Fox and Friends" airs live, beginning at 6AM (EST). Neil will be appearing at approximately 8:30AM (EST). Please check your local listings.

For More information on "Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits", please click here.

Please continue to check the website for more updates on Neil's Television & Radio appearances throughout the coming weeks.

EXTRA! EXTRA!
09.24.07

Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits is quickly approaching as the list of artists continues to grow. Recently confirmed to take the stage to honor Neil is Radio DJ Cousin Brucie Morrow, Lou Christie, and Late Show with David Letterman's Paul Shaffer.

Connie Francis, who recorded the Sedaka/Greenfield compositions "Where the Boys Are" & "Stupid Cupid", is slated to perform. This will be the first time Neil and Connie will perform together live. What song will they sing?

To find out, please click here for information and tickets.

NEIL'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE!!!!
09.06.07

We are very excited to announce on October 26, 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, a tribute is in the works to celebrate Neil's 50th Anniversary in show business.

Many of Neil's famous artist friends will be performing Neil Sedaka songs, doing duets with Neil, as well as a special performance by Neil himself.

Among those appearing will be Natalie Cole, Clay Aiken, Captain and Tennille, Dion, David Foster, Renee Olstead, The Bad Plus, and Raul Midon.

Please click here for more information.

SEDAKA FAMILY VACATION!
06.15.07

With all the excitement surrounding the release of and promotion of Neil's hit CD The Definitive Collection, we neglected to mention a wonderful family trip we took to celebrate Leba's Birthday!

We sailed on the Norwegian Cruise Line from Los Angeles to various ports in Mexico. To say we had a fabulous time is putting it mildly. Everyone from Baby Michael to Papa Neil had a ball!

All the Sedaka's want to thank the entire Staff of The Norwegian Star, especially Captain Lars Bergstrom, Hotel Manager Hugo Vanosmael, and our concierge Simone Weigel for making it such a memorable holiday. In fact, we are looking forward to returning for Neil's birthday!!!!

MEET AND GREET WITH NEIL AT MOHEGAN SUN!!!!
06.04.07

Spin Street, Mohegan Sun's Music Store, very proudly presents Neil in an exclusive personal appearance and CD signing immediately following his performances in The Cabaret Theatre on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th.

Spin Street is located in the Shops at Mohegan Sun. All fans are welcome to stop by. Neil looks forward to seeing both old and new faces!

Click here for more information.

NEIL SEDAKA TO RECEIVE NMPA SONGWRITER ICON AWARD!!!!!
05.30.07

Neil Sedaka has been chosen to receive the Icon Award from The National Music Publishers Association.  Neil will be presented with this award at the NMPA Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Le Parker Meridien in New York City.  

The award is being presented for the second time, first presented to Jimmy Webb in 2006.

“Neil Sedaka has had an incredible influence on the music world, and this award expresses our appreciation for his legacy,” said David M. Israelite, Preseident and CEO of the NMPA. “We are honored that Mr. Sedaka will accept this award.”

For More Information on the National Music Publishers Association, please click here.

THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
05.04.07

Neil is very excited to announce that "The Definitive Collection" has debuted at #22 on the Billboard Charts. Its his first appearance on the chart since 1980's "In The Pocket" and his highest-charting set since 1975's "The Hungry Years" peaked at No. 16.

"The Definitive Collection" is currently available wherever CD's are sold.

NEIL'S UPCOMING APPEARANCES
05.04.07

On Monday, May 7th, Neil will appear on FOX's The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, which will air live at 9AM (EST).

On Tuesday, May 8th, Neil will appear on FOX's "Fox and Friends", which will air live at 6AM (EST). Neil will be appearing in the second hour of the program.

Please check your local listings.

NEIL IN-STORE SIGNING AT J&R!!!
04.25.07

Neil will be making a special in-store appearance at J&R Music, in New York City, on May 3, 2007 signing copies of "The Definitive Collection". Please click here for more information on the event, as well as a special Q&A with Neil!

"THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION" IS NOW AVAILABLE !!!
04.20.07
NEIL'S UPCOMING APPEARANCES
04.20.07

On Monday, April 23rd, on the eve of "The Definitive Collection" release, Neil will be making appearances on two of America's most popular morning shows.

First, Neil will appear on NBC's "The Today Show" (9AM EST) for an interview and a performance.

After "The Today Show", Neil will be heading over to ABC's "The View" (11AM EST), where he will also sit for an interview and perform some of his beloved classic songs.

Please check your local listings for airtimes.

THANK YOU TO QVC VIEWERS
04.20.07

Neil was delighted that so many tuned in to see him perform last night on "QVC Sessions". He hopes that everyone who ordered the CD really enjoys it. Neil sends along his thanks for all the lovely messages he received after the show. Neil thanks everyone at QVC for being so wonderful!

"QVC is a service mark of ER Marks, Inc. and is unaffiliated with www.neilsedaka.com and makes no endorsement of any content appearing in this site."

TO OUR FRIENDS IN CANADA!
04.01.07

With the release of The Definitive Collection around the corner, Neil will be making appearances on two of Canada's most popular Talk Shows.

Neil will be appearing LIVE on CTV's Canada AM, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at approximately 8:15 AM, where Neil will perform and discuss his upcoming release.

Neil has also been confirmed to make an appearance on The Hour, hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos. The airdate for Neil's appearance has not been confirmed.

Please continue to check back for always up to date information on Neil's appearance on The Hour, as well as his other upcoming television appearances.

NEIL'S UPCOMING APPEARANCES
03.12.07

On the heels of the April 24th release of Neil Sedaka: The Definitive Collection. Neil will be making various public and television appearances through the coming weeks.

On March 24, 2007, Neil will be appearing in Phoenix, AZ for Celebrity Fight Night. Recognized as one of the nation's elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is a star-studded evening presented in honor of Muhammad Ali. Please click here for more information.

On April 19, 2007, Neil will be returning to QVC to promote The Definitive Collection, with an exclusive bonus CD only available on QVC. Neil is scheduled to appear at 10PM (EST), where he will perform tracks from the CD.

On April 24, 2007, Neil will be taking a seat on the couch of ABC's The View, which will air live at 11AM (EST). Please check your local listings.

Neil will also be making an appearanceon FOX's The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, which will air live, May 7, 2007, at 9AM (EST). Please check your local listings.

Please continue to check our website for continuing information on this exciting new release and Neil's upcoming appearances.

TO ALL OF OUR NEW YORK FRIENDS!!!
01.12.07

In honor of the release of "The Definitive Collection", Neil will be performing four shows at Joe's Pub in New York City. The first two shows will be on April 24th and April 25th, with two additional shows following on May 1st and May 2nd. For more information, please click here.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
12.21.06

Neil and his family would like to wish all of our friends from all over the world a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and all the best in 2007!

NEIL SIGNS WITH RAZOR & TIE TO RELEASE "THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION"
11.14.06

In celebration of his 50th anniversary in the music business, Razor & Tie will release "Neil Sedaka: The Definitive Collection" in April, 2007.

The album will include the first U.S. release of new recordings as well as demo recordings and rarities ("Where The Boys Are" and "It Hurts To Be In Love") that have never been made widely available.

Please continue to check this website for more information on this very exciting release!

NEIL HONORED BY THE NEW YORK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
10.18.06

On Saturday, October 14, Neil was honored by the New York Alumni Association at their 21st Annual New York Reunion. The reunion is for those who have attended high school in New York City, Long Island or Westchester County, which has evolved into the largest reunion of its kind in the country.

Although Neil attended Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, Neil also studied at The Juilliard School, but never graduated. This weekend, The Julliard School honored Neil by making him an alumnus.

To help celebrate this special occasion, many artists came to honor Neil, including Lorna Luft, Mike Burstyn, Rosyln Kind, Tony Orlando, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Jon Voight.

Barry Manilow, who could not be there due to his opening in Atlantic City, sent an amazing five minute video tribute.

Tonie Wine, a longtime friend of Neil's, performed a special song that Neil wrote when he was a teenager.

To Neil's surprise, childhood friend and original member of "The Tokens" Hank Medress, was also present at the reunion. Neil and Hank had not seen each other for almost twenty-five years.

Neil was very touched by the outpouring of love and affection at this thrilling event. He thanks everyone for attending, most especially Lou and Fran Zigman, for organizing a very moving tribute, which brought back wonderful memories of New York, Brooklyn, and Lincoln High School.

For more information on the New York Alumni Association, please click here.

TRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARC SEDAKA!
10.16.06
NEIL TO ATTEND FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE
10.11.06

Neil will be attending the National Italian American Foundation's 31st Anniversary Gala at the Hilton Washington & Towers on Saturday, October 21, 2006, where Frankie Valli will be honored for his outstanding achievements in performing.

Neil has been asked to take the stage to perform a song in honor of Frankie. Please click here for more information.

TO EVERYONE OUT IN TV LAND!!! - UPDATED!!
09.20.06

Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On - Live From Royal Albert Hall will begin airing on PBS stations across the country. Please refer below to see if your city is listed.



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