Geri Reischl To Perform At Laurie Beechman Theatre 11/1
Pop culture icon Geri Reischl will perform GERI REISCHL: "FAKE JAN" SINGS FOR REAL at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 PM. Best known as "Fake Jan", after replacing actress Eve Plumb as Jan on the Brady Bunch Variety Hour series, Reischl will sing songs from her new CD "1200 Riverside" (which will be released that same day), music from the Brady Bunch Variety Hour and other 70's hits. Reischl will also show vintage television clips and reminisce about her years as a child star -- and will take questions from the audience.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 West 42 Street.
Tickets for GERI REISCHL: "FAKE JAN" SINGS FOR REAL are $10 and may be purchased online at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or by calling 212-352-3101. There is a $15 food/beverage minimum, with a full dinner menu and full bar available.
When The Brady Bunch Variety Hour was spun off from the series The Brady Bunch in 1976, all of the original cast members signed on, except for Eve Plumb, who played Jan. The producers cast Geri Reischl in the role, an accomplished singer who could handle the musical numbers the family performed. Immediately dubbed "Fake Jan" by fans, Geri occupies a unique role in pop culture. The Brady Bunch Variety Hour is today lovingly viewed as the height of camp, with the premise that the Brady Family suddenly got to star in an hour-long variety series with musical numbers, guest stars (including Charo. Donny & Marie Osmond, Farrah Fawcett, Tina Turner and Rip Taylor)... and a new middle daughter. The story of the series is told in the book Love to Love You, Bradys, which was co-written by Susan Olsen (who played Cindy Brady).
An accomplished performer, Geri's TV credits include appearances on "Apple's Way," "Gunsmoke," "The Interns," "The Bold Ones," "Donny and Marie," "Mike Douglas" and she starred in two Horror movies: "I Dismember Mama" and "The Brotherhood of Satan." She was part of Sammy Davis Jr.'s Night Club Act performing with him nightly and performed with Marty Robbins on "Pop! Goes the Country." She toured all over the USA and Canada with Canadian pop star Rene Simard. Geri appeared in over 40 national commercials from the 1960's through the 1980s, for Mattel, Pepsi-Cola, and other national brands.