Arbender Robinson, Witti Repartee, and More Sing THE BILLIE HOLIDAY SONGBOOK for Beautiful Soup, 7/27
Celebrating the music and life of Billie Holiday, whose life inspired Steven Carl McCasland's Shades Of Blue: The Decline & Fall Of Lady Day, this concert evening will benefit Beautiful Soup's World Premiere Production of that play. The previously announced Shades Of Blue... will run in repertory with McCasland's What Was Lost, a study of Laurette Taylor and Tennessee Williams at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre beginning August 27th.
Emceed by Suzanne Froix, who stars as Holiday in Shades Of Blue..., with playwright Steven Carl McCasland at the piano and special appearances by Robinson and Witti Repartee, all proceeds from the evening will benefit the opening of Beautiful Soup's 2014-2015 season.
Audiences can expect to hear Holiday's most popular tunes like "Gloomy Sunday" and "God Bless the Child" along with some of Lady Day's more forgotten melodies. Some of them might sound traditional, and some of them might just be reinvented. Come to The TAI Group on July 27th to find out!
Also featured are Marc Castle, Nina Charap, Marissa Giglio, Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice), Kathleen Gubitosi, Anna Kirkland (Rags), Samantha Mercado Tudda (Lift), Kristin Morale, Cara Picone, Kelly Reader, Bronwyn Rucker, and more. Raffles and refreshments will also be available.
Tickets for this one-night-only concert are just $15 dollars each and are available in advance (or at the door) at http://beautifulsoup.showclix.com. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is strongly recommended. The TAI Group is located at 150 West 30th Street, on the 14th floor. (Handicapped accessible.)
For more information about Beautiful Soup Theater and their upcoming world premiere productions opening on August 27th at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre in New York City, visit www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.org.