Downtown Cabaret Theatre Presents THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL AND LEONARD COHEN by Lauren Fox, 6/14
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre presents The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen by Lauren Fox for Two Performances ONLY on Saturday, June 14 at 5:30pm and 8:30pm. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located 263 Golden Hill Street, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Through stories and songs, vocalist and actress Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of folk music's most enduring artists, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. According to Stephen Holden ofThe New York Times, "Her (Fox's) show strings together 16 songs - 9 by Ms. Mitchell and 7 by Mr. Cohen - into a spellbinding his-and-hers dialogue that conjures the charged erotic climate of the hippie culture of the Woodstock era, when sex was infused with romantic mysticism."
Mitchell and Cohen are universally acknowledged to be among the best and most prolific songwriters of their generations. Less known about the fellow Canadian artists is that they had a relationship early in their careers that lasted only a few months, but had a lasting effect on their work. Many have speculated as to why the relationship didn't last, and that's what Lauren Fox explores - through their music, their histories, their triumphs and heartbreaks. Fox delves into the meaning behind the songs, giving audiences a better understanding of each as a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through songs. Highlights of the show include Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning", "River" and "Both Sides Now", and Cohen's "Suzanne", "Bird on a Wire" and "Hallelujah" among numerous others.
The New York Times continued "Ms. Fox's rendition of Mr. Cohen's "Hallelujah" was the deepest and most dramatically revealing of any I've heard. The bitterness and self-laceration of this song about the failure of a relationship - and all relationships - registered keenly. With minimal melodrama she conveyed the steep prize of being in the thrall of romantic heat as time goes by: serial, deepening disenchantment."
Lauren Fox has been featured in several films including "Pi," "Noon Blue Apples," "Revolution Summer," "The Hammer" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin," as well as television's "New Amsterdam" and "Fringe." Her New York theater credits include: Hillbilly Women and GO-SEE at the ArcLight Theater and Heathens at Theater for a New City.
As a vocalist, Fox has received numerous accolades. She is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist, as well as the 2013 recipient of a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer.
Fox's last two shows, "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen" and "Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers," received critical acclaim. The live CD of "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen" was released in March of 2013.
Along with her sister, Haley Fox, Lauren founded and co-owns Alice's Tea Cup, three tea houses in New York City. In 2010 the two sisters co-wrote the Alice's Tea Cup Cookbook, published by Harper Collins.
The Two Performances of The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen by Lauren Fox are:
Saturday, June 14 at 5:30pm and
Saturday, June 14 at 8:30pm
Each performance will be a 90 minute show performed without an intermission. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
Tickets are $33 each. Tickets may be reserved:
By Phone: Box Office: 203.576.1636
In Person: at box office located 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Online at downtowncabaret.org (24/7)
By US Mail:
The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen by Lauren Fox
c/o Downtown Cabaret Theatre
263 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, Ct. 06604
Box Office Hours: 10:30am to 4:30pm - Mondays-Fridays
On performance days - Box Office opens 90 minutes prior to scheduled performance times
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please inform the box office of any special needs when ordering tickets.
For more information and up-to-date news about the Cabaret, upcoming performances, the performers, seating chart, parking and reserving tickets visit downtowncabaret.org