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Jeff Daniels Returns to Purple Rose Stage for Special "Unplugged" Holiday Concert

The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels will perform six concerts in Chelsea beginning Dec. 27.

CHELSEA — The Purple Rose Theatre Company will present "Jeff Daniels Onstage & Unplugged" for a limited six-show engagement Dec. 27 through Dec. 31.

All performances will be at The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park St. in Chelsea.

A prolific songwriter as well as playwright, Daniels, the theater's founder and executive director, will perform an arsenal of songs that are alternately humorous and poignant.

Daniels has toured nationally with his music, but has reduced his concert appearances since landing the lead role on HBO’s acclaimed series The Newsroom.

“Jeff’s got an incredibly busy schedule now, so we’re honored that he’s able to fit in these concerts during his holiday break,” Artistic Director Guy Sanville said.

Daniels will be joined by special guests Brad Phillips and Jed Fritzemeier, the Ben Daniels Band and Luc “The Roadie” Daniels and his Big Bay Shuffle for both New Year’s Eve performances. A special event ticket price of $250 for the 8 p.m. show on New Year’s Eve will include dinner, celebratory drinks, special guests and prizes.

This year’s line-up will feature old favorites as well as newer songs from Daniels' most recent release "Keep It Right Here" (featuring Brad Phillips and Dominic John Davis). His first album, "Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged," was recorded in 2001 during the original Purple Rose concert that sparked the tradition.

Tickets for Jeff Daniels Onstage & Unplugged are on sale to the general public beginning Nov. 19, by calling 734-433-7673 or at www.PurpleRoseTheatre.org.

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