Tony Winner Cady Huffman to Perform at Ocean State Theatre, 3/9
"I first met Cady when we were both in the original Broadway cast of The Will Rogers Follies. We were reunited on Broadway as the Gorgeous Ednaettes in Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. We collaborated on the award-winning independent film, Sunday on the Rocks and her unforgettable turn as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! in 2010," said Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner. "I was thrilled that she was able to bring her new cabaret to Rhode Island."
Cady starred in the Tony Award-winning play The Nance opposite Nathan Lane on Broadway, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. She is perhaps best known for her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winning-performance as Ulla in The Producers on Broadway opposite Mr. Lane and Matthew Broderick. This led to her unforgettable recurring role on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," where she almost became Larry David's 10th anniversary present. This success also brought her to the Food Network's kitchen stadium, where she judged for 10 consecutive seasons on "Iron Chef America."
Cady's other Broadway credits are the original production of La Cage aux Folles, Steel Pier, and Bob Fosse's last original musical Big Deal. She has had several guest starring appearances on television, including a recurring role on "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: CI," "Law & Order: Trial By Jury," "Frasier" and "Mad About You." She even showed up on daytime's "One Life To Live" as the second Dr. Paige Miller.
On the big screen Cady has appeared in The Company Men opposite Ben Affleck and Chris Cooper, John Turturro's star studded musical film Romance & Cigarettes, Hero (with Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis and Andy Garcia), The Nanny Diaries, opposite Scarlett Johansson, and starring roles in the indy films Molly's Theory of Relativity, Dare, $20 Drinks, Billy's Dad Is A Fudge-Packer, Space Marines and Throw the Hoolihan.
Cady often lends her talents and resources to several charitable causes, including Creative Alternatives of New York, AIDS awareness, breast cancer research, women's heart health and animal rights. As an advocate for the arts, she has traveled to Washington to speak to Senators and Congresspersons and has spoken on panels at Sundance Film Festival and Brown and Harvard Universities focusing on the arts and first amendment rights. She is passionate about keeping the arts in public schools and helping young people realize their potential.
The proceeds from Cady Huffman's appearance will benefit Ocean State Theatre Company's Live Music Initiative, which was established in 2008 in order to support the tradition of professional musicians playing live during all musical theatre performances.
"Hungry and Horny," starring Cady Huffman, will be at Ocean State Theatre on Sunday, March 9 at 7:30 pm. The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. All tickets are $35 and are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon - 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 12 noon - 4:00 pm. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.OceanStateTheatre.org and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 921-6800.