Andrea Wolff's 'I Can't Trace Time' Moves To Laurie Beechman
Andrea Wolff's I Can't Trace Time, a passionate and whimsical musical memoir, will play one more show in December, moving to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 12/10 at 6pm. With a signature mixture of pop and Broadway and an ensemble led by Music Director Jude Obermuller, I Can't Trace Time features a master entertainer who has been widely lauded for her strong comic timing, offbeat and compelling characterizations and superb taste in music. Special Guest Artist, guitarist Sean Harkness will appear. The show is directed by 2018 MAC and Bistro Award winning writer-actor, Dan Ruth. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is at 407 W.42nd Street, in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Cafe. Tickets may be purchased online at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1001723.
"Wolff doesn't disappoint. Her new show is smart, modern and terrifically engaging. She lets the music tell the story." - Marilyn Lester, Nitelife Exchange
Her contagious enthusiasm and her pleasing Broadway and 1970s pop-honed voice make an immediate connection with her audience and keep us with her throughout a most generous set." -Robert Windeler, Bistro Awards
Andrea Wolff starred as both Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in five productions of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and the First National Tour with Carol Channing. She stole the show as Mammy Yokum in Li'l Abner at Goodspeed Musicals, and in Bottoms Up! at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and internationally, and is a veteran of television variety entertainment.
Andrea Bell Wolff is a comic actress and singer with an esteemed show business history. She was a teenager attending the Professional Children's School when she was cast as Ermengarde in the first National Tour of "Hello Dolly!" starring Carol Channing. All in all, she did five productions of "Hello Dolly!" playing both Ermengarde and then Minnie Fay on Broadway and National Tours, as well as major roles in "George M!," "L'il Abner," "Grease," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Funny Girl." Her work in the revue, "Bottoms Up!" took her from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, opening for huge stars such as The Fifth Dimension and Engelbert Humperdinck, to Australia, and she toured extensively with Disney in many shows around the country. Andrea has performed at esteemed venues including The St. James Theater, Goodspeed, The Papermill Playhouse and Sacramento Music Circus. Her work with a show band, Your Father's Mustache, landed her a job on the Ed Sullivan Show doing warm-ups for the audience, and in Los Angeles, she was also a regular on the Donny and Marie Show working with Sid and Marty Krofft. She appeared on network TV, and acted in commercial work as well on both coasts.
Andrea took a long break from performing to raise two children, including a daughter with a rare disease (she is doing very well, now!) and then returned to the stage in 2011 with a show called "Loose Screws," a risqué, fictional biographical journey of an also-ran entertainer, Chelsea Sutton Place.
In 2017, Andrea premiered the critically lauded "Prisoner of Love" - her final collaboration between the late Barry Levitt, which featured a title song Andrea commissioned from Levitt and director Pater Napolitano. Andrea is thrilled to be premiering her new show, I Can't Trace Time, at the glamorous Green Room 42, and to be working with award winning and wonderful musical director/composer, Jude Obermuller, and award winning and wonderful writer/actor/director, Dan Ruth.
Jude Obermüller is a British composer . From the West End to Off Broadway; International Arts Festivals to Opera Festivals; and world-renowned performance spaces to Abbey Road Studios, his eclectic works span music within theatre, dance and recorded media.
His music for plays include credits in the West End, Off West End, Off Broadway, Regionally (UK), and Internationally. His musical works have been performed as part of major festivals, including NYMF; NMI: Los Angeles; The Brighton Festival; The London Festival of Cabaret; and The Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival; the Off Center Festival at NY City Center (winner of the Alan Menken Remixed prize). His music for screen has been featured at the Seoul International Animation Festival; This is England Animation Festival, Rouen; and Tricky Women Animation Festival, Vienna.
Jude regularly collaborates with artists from the record industry and theatre, including arranging and orchestrating work for Robbie Williams, consultancy for Bastille and music direction and arrangements for Tony winners Alain Boublil (Marguerite, orchestrations, Off West End revival) Frances Ruffelle (The London Hippodrome; Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre; The Other Palace, London; The Kennedy Center; Green Room 42; Pizza Express Live, Holborn) and Cynthia Erivo (Leicester Square Theatre; Garrick Theatre, West End); Tony nominees Eva Noblezada (Feinstein's at AMP, Bethesda) and Craig Bierko (Green Room 42); as well as Olivier Award winner Paul Baker (54 Below) and nominee Sally Ann Triplett (England Day Festival, NYC). He has received awards from The Cameron Mackintosh Foundation; The Wayne Sleep Foundation for Music; STOMP; Mark Rubinstein; Adam Kenwright; The Mel Silverman Award; The Horace Goldsmith Foundation; The Polonsky Foundation; The Ian Lombe Foundation. Find out more at www.judeobermuller.com
Dan Ruth is an actor, writer, director and performance artist who has won numerous awards in the past year for his autobiographical solo show, A Life Behind Bars. Ruth was honored with the 2018 Bistro Award for outstanding 'Solo Play' the 2018 Martha Hill Newell Playwright Fund Award, the 2018 MAC Award for Best Spoken Word, and most recently, the Producers' Encore Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Dan has performed throughout New York City at The Courtyard Playhouse, The Hamlet of Bank Street, The West Bank Café (Laurie Beechman), The Duplex and Don't Tell Mama, where he performed with long-time colleague Tanya Moberly (and director of A Life Behind Bars) in Fresh Brewed. Dan served as core Director for multiple installations of The A-Train Plays at the Sanford Meisner Theatre and as both Director and Performer for the queer comedy troupe Planet Q, with their productions of Yabba Dabba Q and The History of the World Part Q. Original solo shows include White Noise and Once a Catholic at The Duplex, where he also staged a radio Foley-drama entitled Lights Out, based on the work of horror radio master, Arch Oboler. Regionally, Dan has starred in productions of Brooklyn Boy, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Laughing Wild and Sex Drugs Rock & Roll. Dan is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRAand he holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dan is the Artistic Director of Shadowcast Theatre Works in New York City.
International guitar artist Sean Harkness is in high demand as a performer/composer on solo guitar, and accompanies an astonishing array of world class vocalists, musicians, and ensembles. "Harkness gives full expression to the mood of the moment." -Stephen Holden, New York Times "Sean is a technical virtuoso who's Joe Pass / Tommy Emmanuel fingerstyle approach is always in service to telling a story or creating a feeling within the song; he transcends many genres and can touch listeners of many backgrounds." -Jazz Inside New York. Sean's multiple awards include the coveted MAC, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld.com awards. Harkness represents Washburn guitars, DR Strings, Fishman Pickups, and George L.'s cables. He has eight commercial releases as an artist, many on Windham Hill Records [BMG/RCA/Sony]. Walden Guitars featured Sean on their 2011 and 2012 product catalog covers, released a Signature 12-string guitar in Europe, Asia, and North America, and his B-1 Baritone Acoustic guitar. Sean has an active international touring schedule - most recently including Africa, the Caribbean, and Japan - of concerts, clubs, festivals, corporate events, and intimate private home salons or fundraisers. A musician's musician of exceptional versatility, Sean is often requested to teach Guitar Master Classes and music workshops. www.seanharkness.com.