Nicole Parker Returns To Birdland In SUITCASE FULL OF LIES 5/24

Nicole Parker Returns To Birdland In SUITCASE FULL OF LIES 5/24

Jim Caruso is proud to present television and Broadway star Nicole Parker in Suitcase Full of Lies, a musicale about a fictional television icon-of-sorts, Jillane Jenkins, on Monday, May 24 at 7pm.  This event is part of the long-running Broadway at Birdland concert series, which highlights performers and composers from the Great White Way at the historic music room.
 
Jillane Jenkins (played by Nicole Parker) won your heart as the irrepressible Callie Carter in the 1970's sitcom classic, "She's Got a Job!".  Now, with her one-woman show, Suitcase Full of Lies, she will win your pity...and she will do it through song and dance! Called a "tour de force!" by her fourth husband, and "...(so) really ...show...(!)", by USA Today, Suitcase takes us on the journey of Jillane's career - from the height of her celebrity, to the dark secret of her father's painful struggle with eczema.  If you see only one show this year about a semi-famous celebrity discussing her problems in front of an audience, make sure it's Suitcase Full of Lies!
 
Nicole Parker returns to New York after last year's run as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. She is currently appearing as Rosemary opposite Ed Asner in the Reprise Theatre Company’s LA production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse, directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.  She also appeared on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.  Currently, she is preparing to appear as Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Reprise in Los Angeles.  Other theater credits include Juliet in The Second City's Romeo and Juliet Musical at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Falcon Theater in Los Angeles.  For six seasons, Nicole was an actress and contributing writer on Fox TV's "MadTV."  She recently appeared in Judd Apatow's third film, "Funny People."  This summer, she won a Best Actress award for her work in the short film, "Weathered," at the Damah Film Festival in Washington.  Nicole is a proud cast member of Funny or Die's "Prop 8 Musical," written by Marc Shaiman, which received a GLAAD Media Award last year.  Before joining "MadTV," she spent two years in Amsterdam as a writer and performer at Boom Chicago, an American-based sketch and improv theater.  While there, she created two new revues, both of which were performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Her other European performances with Boom included Frankfurt, Cannes, London, and Zurich.  She is a founding member of the Waterwell Theater, a non-profit company in New York City.  With Waterwell, she performed as Laurencia in their adaptation of Fuenteovejuna, and directed an original piece, Stuck.
 
Nicole Parker in “Suitcase Full of Lies”
Monday, May 24 at 7pm
Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
212-581-3080 or www.birdlandjazz.com
$25 or $35 plus $10 food/drink minimum

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