Ira Lee Collings to Play Don't Tell Mama, 9/17-10/5
Ira Lee Collings Sings "Off the Charts"! is invited to perform at don't tell mama's, 343 W. 46th Street (Restaurant Row), NYC 10036, 212-757-0788. Wednesday, September 17th at 7PM; Sunday, September 21st at 3PM; Wednesday, October 1st at 7PM; Sunday, October 5th at 4PM, 2014.
Special Guests: Stella Pulo, Mary Sue Daniels, Sheree Sano www.donttellmamanyc.com
Singer, Ira Lee Collings, A/K/A Lee Collings, brings his show "Off The Charts" back to Don't Tell Mama's singing something old and something older! Ira Lee started singing as a child in front of the rabbit hutch in the make-shift barn which was a garage in his home town of Kingsbury, Indiana - Population: 250 people. He loved singing for the rabbits - no criticizing! Featuring songs such as Nothing Can Stop Me Now. Comes Once In A Lifetime. Love Is Just Around The Corner. No Matter What Happens. It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House. After finishing high school, he moved to Chicago where he studied with the great Russian teachers, David & Bella Atkin, at the Goodman Theater. The Stage Manager in "Our Town" was his favorite role while there. Moving to New York City after three years at the Goodman, he did Dinner Theater. For his work in "Pajama Tops", critic Lane Crockett said: "Collings is a standout! - he walks away with the play!" In "Play It Again, Sam", critic Alan Moore said: "Next to Woody Allen himself, I can't imagine anyone better in the role of Allan than Lee Collings." After many years of Open Mic's in New York City, he took a 25-year hiatus from Show Business and re-emerged six years ago in Cabaret with his full name, Ira Lee Collings. And now at age 79, come and see "Gay Geezer Power" at work in this show!