Photo Flash: Jamie Farr and Anita Gillette of 'Flamingo Court' Ring NASDAQ Bell
On Wednesday morning, August 27th, Jamie Farr and Anita Gillette, the stars of off-Broadway's hit comedy Flamingo Court, were invited to ring the NASDAQ opening bell in Times Square. Introduced by NASDAQ Vice President Maribel Aber, Farr and Gillette addressed market-followers from around the world via satellite feed and were broadcast to all of Times Square via the NASDAQ jumbo screen looming over Times Square at Broadway and 43rd Street.
South Florida came to New York this summer in Flamingo Court, a comedy in three condos by Luigi Creatore and directed by Steven Yuhasz. Farr and Gillette take on multiple roles in a three-act comedy featuring the loopy and endearing residents of Flamingo Court, a South Florida apartment complex. Each floor is another story with a lesson to learn. Sex after sixty's no sin. Where there's a will, there's a way (for your kids to fight over the inheritance). And love, at any age, can be a new and beautiful thing.
The critics are raving about Flamingo Court with John Simon of Bloomberg calling the show "a wall-to-wall hoot for old and young alike. The audience laughed up a Florida-worthy hurricane! Wonderful performances by the spirited Jamie Farr and the adorable Anita Gillette." UPI calls Flamingo Court "without question, the funniest show in town. Laughs galore," while The Associated Press says the show has "License to kill with laughter. You'll be in heaven with this trio of vignettes written by Luigi Creatore." The New York Times praised "Flamingo Court knows its prime audience –the AARP crowd – and plays to it skillfully."
Flamingo Court plays at New World Stages, Stage #2 (340 West 50th Street), Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM. Matinees are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM. Tickets are $57 – $72. Call Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. Visit www.FlamingoCourt.com
Photos by H.E. Yhoman