Amongst Alan Jay Lerner’s many hits is the classic My Fair Lady, written with Frederick Loewe. It was whilst playing Eliza in the West End production that Liz and Lerner met, and subsequently married. The partnership of Lerner and Loewe is recognized as one of the greats, but Lerner also wrote shows with Burton Lane (On a Clear Day…, Carmelina), Andre Previn (Coco), Kurt Weill (Love Life), John Barry (Lolita, My Love), Charles Strouse (Dance a Little Closer) and Leonard Bernstein (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue). In these special performances, Liz will sing an array of numbers from these shows - from little known songs - to ones that everyone can hum along to. A very personal and fitting tribute to her late husband in his centenary year.
for The Humane Society Of New York | Open: 07/19/10 Close: 07/19/10
"My New Computer" (book by Zachary Drummer) explores the exciting and exhilarating journey switching from PC to Mac.
"What If...?" (book and co-lyrics by Michael DiGaetano) follows the loves and lives of 4 New Yorkers at a crossroads.
The ten new songs include both comedy numbers and tearjerkers: "Um, Yeah..." about an awkward okcupid first date, "Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?", "To My Grandparents" and "The Wedding Song" which was dedicated to and performed at Bisen-Hersh's best friend's wedding last summer.
Contact: J.B. Redish LaRedProductions@hotmail.com
La Red Productions presents
An exploration of bedtime
We never know what the night may bring...a dream or a nightmare. Award-winning versatile soprano, Deanna Neil (Deedeebird.com) weaves together an edgy, evocative story of the human experience of night through nocturnally themed songs and audio interviews. From Metallica to Brahms and themes from lust to death, these aren't just your mother's lullabies.
The songs in ENTER NIGHT span genres from The White Stripes to Cole Porter and even an original number by Ms. Neil. A self-professed "sleep addict," Ms. Neil explores how evening moods change as we get older—from gentle lullabies to screaming nightmares, to seductive selections for lovers—and how some feelings of night remain universal. Interspersed audio interviews with strangers highlight this universal element, adding a fresh multicultural and multimedia dimension to accompany Ms. Neil's personal stories and humorous banter.
5 Performances only!
Sunday, April 6th 7pm; Monday, April 7th 8:30pm; Thursday, April 17th 8:30pm; Friday, May 2nd 8:30pm; Saturday, May 3rd 8pm
@ Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St (bet 8th and 9th aves)
$15.00 cover, 2 drink minimum.
Call 212-757-0788 or write LaRedProductions@hotmail.com for info and reservations.
Director: Jessica Redish
Musical Direction, Accompaniment: Brian Gelfand
Bass: Dave Romano
Drums: Dan Vonnegut
Ms. Neil is a singer, actress, writer and radio go-to girl. With a four-octave range, full, rich high notes (to a high F) and a powerful belt, Ms. Neil has been called "one of the greatest undiscovered sopranos," by Tony Award-winning Broadway producer David Richenthal and "the tip of the iceberg in talent" by Terrence Mann.
Ms. Neil's theatrical credits include: a workshop of The Night of the Hunter at The Goodman Theater in Chicago under the direction of Robert Falls and Hidden Voices in New York City under the direction of Terrence Mann. For 3 years she's toured the United States with the repertory company of Storahtelling, creating original scripts and music based on dramatic interpretation of biblical text. She recently completed a residency at BRIClab with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and has been collaborating for over 6 years with the modern opera/rock ensemble (think Dawn Upshaw meets Radiohead) Jason Cady and the Artificials at locations around New York City ranging from The Tea Lounge to Tonic (R.I.P). She was the recipient of the IES vocal scholarship for study in Milan, Italy and the winner of the Wesleyan University Concerto Competition.
PRAISE FOR DEANNA NEIL....
"quite wonderful...Ruby at the drugstore will never be bettered."
- Robert Falls, Artistic Director of the Goodman Theatre
"The tip of the iceberge in talent...something should be written for her."
- Terrence Mann, Tony Award winning Broadway performer
"One of the greatest undiscovered sopranos."
- David Richenthal, Tony Award winning Broadway producer
"Beautiful to see this songbird flying high. Deanna is an absolute joy to work with. The voice of an angel and an attitude to match. If you get the chance to see this young lady sing, you better do it to yourself... because you owe it to yourself. Her voice is a gift that we are all fortunate to witness and share. She's the cat's pajamas baby.... the cat's pajamas!!"
- Kyle "Ice" Jason, Slam Jamz R&B and jazz singer, The Revolution of the Cool (2005)
"Deanna Neil is a talented performer with an eclectic and accessible repertoire. Her versatile singing shifts gracefully from intimate to huge, while her charming stage presence is both comfortable and engaging. Her well-conceived shows are both humorous and moving."
- Jason Cady, composer for The Artificials
"vocalists Deanna Neil and Michael Cohen add to the powerful breadth of the sound."
- Review of Mayim Rabim in All About Jazz
The Best of Pagoda Girl masterfully blends the best hits and reminisces from the three previous sold-out Pagoda Girl shows with new songs and material. The hilarious and moving cabaret show chronicles the life of Pagoda Girl, who is "too polite for America, yet too outspoken for Japan". In between songs, performed in both English and Japanese, Pagoda Girl expounds on what it's like to live between two cultures, confronts the beauty standards of both the United States and Japan, and pokes fun at her ideas about America and her homeland. Yuriko Hoshina, New York City's only female Japanese cabaret performer, stars as Pagoda Girl.
Joseph P. McDonnell directs.
The show debuted at Don't Tell Mama in April, under the direction of Michael Perreca, and has continued to be redefined ever since. What began as a one-night workshop performance in 2004 under the title of "Undefinable" has become a finely tuned hit for Reinhagen that audience members called "a redefining experience" and "one of their favorite hours spent at Don't Tell Mama." The score features something for everyone with selections ranging from "The World Goes Round" to contemporary comedic hits such as Christine Lavin's "What Was I Thinking", to two original songs by Steven Silverstein.
While still fairly new to the world of cabaret, Reinhagen is no newcomer to the stage. She received a degree in music from Pepperdine University and has gone on to perform in venues ranging from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Assembly Room in Edinburgh, Scotland. As an actress, she's enjoyed such roles as Miss Hannigan in "Annie", Nancy in "Oliver", the Narrator in "Joseph..." and Janis Joplin in "Beehive".
Don't miss your chance to catch this amazing singer in what promises to be a definably entertaining evening! For more information visit www.gretchenreinhagen.com.
When a boyfriend reveals a conjoined birth secret, a series of events unfolds that will threaten all the infamous Wholesome Twins have ever known. Sisterhood and a billion dollar empire hang in the balance, driving them to a dramatic breakup. As one pursues a sister-less career, the other accidentally induces a Christmas Eve coma, where three unlikely spirits attempt to show her what is worth more as she is offered a life changing decision which could alter the course of Hollywood history forever.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR : Seth-Bisen Hersh
MUSIC, SCORE, ARRANGEMENT : Walter Frasier
Featuring original music by Joel B. New
With special guest Maria Pendolino
An Intoxicating Mix of the Words & Music of Noel Coward
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Daniel T. Lavender
Musically directed and vocally arranged by Seth Bisen-Hersh