It Can Happen to Anyone Last year, Withers — no relation to soul singer Bill Withers — earned a Tony nomination for her role in Broadway's The Color Purple .… It Can Happen to Anyone Last year, Withers — no relation to soul singer Bill Withers — earned a Tony nomination for her role in Broadway's The Color Purple .… 2007-01-30 Elisabeth Withers R&B
Music Review

It Can Happen to Anyone (2007)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jan 30, 2007; Lead Performance: Elisabeth Withers; Genre: R&B

Last year, Withers — no relation to soul singer Bill Withers — earned a Tony nomination for her role in Broadway's The Color Purple. Now she's attempting to cross over from theater to R&B. ''Be With You,'' the first single from her debut CD, It Can Happen to Anyone, is a sleek and sexy groove that surpasses the album's dull mix of adult contemporary dance songs and ballads. Not unlike Jennifer Holliday and Heather Headley, Withers proves that gorgeous musical-theater voices don't always make gorgeous albums.

Originally posted Jan 26, 2007 Published in issue #918-919 Feb 02, 2007 Order article reprints