The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Todays Date: 07/02/22
Last Update: 03/15/14 02:44:47 PM
Address: West Bank Cafe
New York, NY    10036

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In The Still Of The Night  | Open: 03/26/14 Close: 05/31/14
Award-winning performer Shana Farr opens her new solo show "In The Still Of The Night" taking the audience on a musical and poetical journey through the words and music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets - Noel Coward and Cole Porter. An evening of wit and flamboyance, chic and cheek, urbanity and elegance!

With both humor and sentiment, Shana Farr brings new interpretations to songs such as "Zigeuner", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", and "Just One Of Those Things" along with other favorites such as "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Never Again", "If Love Were All" and more. Working with award-winning music director, Jon Weber and cellist, Adam Fisher, these great standards are colored with the sounds of jazz and blues.

She has been called "an intelligent performer" with "exceptional talent for lyric interpretation." In this new, one-act production, she has created a story not only through lyrics but also through poetry and verse.

Shana Farr has performed in New York City, London, Orlando, St. Louis, and more.


Le Scandal Cabaret  | Open: 07/28/12 Close: 03/29/14
Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, featuring circus acts, variety performers, live music, and a bevy of burlesque beauties. Le Scandal performers include a sword swallowing bellydancer, a contortionist, lasso rope trick cowboy, a comedic juggler, a clever magician, a sultry torch singing fan dancer, and many more innovative and cutting edge performers, all to the live music styling of the Le Scandal Orchestra.Audience comments, "Only in NYC can we see this!""Glamorous burlesque, edgy downtown performance art, with a dash of Coney Island. This show has all the eye popping wow factor."
$15.00 minimum per person.NY Times Critic's Pick!



Impresario Now!  | Open: 05/04/13 Close: 05/18/13
A very now version of Mozart's original 1786 comic songspiel. The classic four tunes are sung in really good English, and in this unique version, Mozart's rarely seen non-singing characters morph into a troupe of singers vying for roles by auditioning with a selection of Mozart's greatest hits. Dueling sopranos, battling baritones, a libidinous backer and one very broke producer. The same old story, brand new.You’ll meet, and learn to love and loathe, Vinnie Birdwhistle, Heartbroken Tenor; sopranos Isolde Goldentrill and Swanhilda Silverspiel--one on the way up, one on the way out; Drusilla Kronensprech, a Mezzo with a Method, as well as Donaldo Largesse Angelgelt, Swifty Frank, and his Faithless Companion Buddenbrooks Buff, Fredrich Goldentrill--Barihunk Trouble Incarnate--and Tristana Straight, all weird in their own way. You won’t see Wolftreudle Birdwhistle and you’ll find out why. Laughs probable, applause compulsory. See It Now--satire lowers cholesterol.Starring: Donavon Diez & Nicole Aiossa, Lucia Bradford-Wiggins, Joseph Flaxman, Nathan Haller, David Hicks, Michelle Trovato, Amelia Watkins, Jorell WilliamsDirection & Choreography: Wendy TaucherMusic Direction: Jason WirthWritten by: David Richmond & Wendy Taucher with Nicole AiossaPlease note!Ticket price does not include venue's required $15. food & beverage minimum per person.

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Perfectly Complicated  | Open: 06/11/12 Close: 06/18/12
A story about a unique friendship and its journey through change, neurosis, and the quarter-life crisis!

Featuring an eclectic variety of songs spanning all the way from musical theater, to classic rock, to contemporary pop.

Starring and Created by Harley Harrison and Olivia Mell

Directed by Quinn VanAntwerp
Written by Emily Hubelbank
Musical Direction by James Olmstead

Monday, June 11, 9:30pm
Monday, June 18, 9:30pm

The Laurie Beechman Theater
407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036

All audience members are subject to a $15 food/beverage minimum.


Jules  | Open: 05/10/12 Close: 05/21/12
The year is 1941. We are in a dressing room at Billy Rose's club in Manhattan, during the final performance of Broadway's most famous vaudeville and film star of the time: female impersonator, Julian Eltinge.

JULES, is a three person drama, with music, about the dangers of legislating "morality laws", and the lives this kind of ignorance ruins. Starring Broadway's *David Sabella-Mills, Cameron Hansel, and *Art Brown.
JULES is produced by Third Eye Theatre Company, written by Michael Levesque, with music by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Julian Eltinge, and more, directed by Andrew Glant-Linden, musically directed and arranged by Tim Di Pasqua, vocally Directed by Steven Ray Watkins, costumes and wigs by Kyle Skillin, stage management by Sierra Ryan, photo by Jillian Nelson, and marketing: Red Rising Marketing. .

*These actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.


Le Scandal Cabaret  | Open: 03/03/12 Close: 05/19/12