"Hot Mamas" In Concert on Mother's Day at Ars Nova

Ars Nova proudly presents HOT MAMAS! The Mother Of All Cabarets, featuring three soon-to-be mothers—Alisa Klein, Sandy Rustin and Jessica Walling singing new songs about their experiences being "with child." Songs include "While I Wait," "To The Mothers," "Old Mister Labor Pain," "Lullaby (You Will Know Him)" and "Wide Awake" (music and lyrics by Gavin Creel.) Directed by Tesha Buss with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, HOT MAMAS! The Mother Of All Cabarets will be on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8 at 7 PM at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street).

Alisa Klein (due to give birth in September) has appeared on Broadway in the original Broadway cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie (Alice/Miss Flannery understudy), Grease! (Frenchy), and in the original cast of Disney's Beauty And The Beast (Silly Girl/Babette understudy). Off-Broadway she was seen as Sharon in Even Steven. Other credits include Carousel and She Loves Me (Paper Mill Playhouse), Romance/Romance (Fulton Opera House) and Lady In The Dark (Prince MusicTheatre).

SANDY RUSTIN (due in August). Her Off-Broadway credits include Modern Orthodox (Dodger Stages), I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change (Westside Theatre), Jolson & Company (Century Center), Sarah, Plain and Tall (Lucille Lortel), and Neil Simon's Hotel Suite (Roundabout). Her regional:credits include Sandy in Grease (National Tour) and Wendy in Peter Pan (Syracuse Stage).

Jessica Walling (due in June) appeared on Broadway as Miep Gies in the Tony-nominated revival of The Diary of Anne Frank. Other New York appearances include the Off-Broadway musicals A Child's Garden and Rex. She has worked at regional theaters around the country, in many productions, including: Man and Superman (Portland Center Stage), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Idaho Shakespeare Festival), Heartbreak House (Alliance Theater Company), and A Little Night Music (Ordway),to name a few.


Just two years ago, Ars Nova opened its doors in memory of Gabe Wiener with the goal of being a home for artists to develop and perform new works in an intimate audience setting. Since then some of New York's top writers, directors and performers have walked through their doors with ideas and walked out with projects that were ready to be taken to the next level. Some of those names include Rufus Wainwright, Sandra Bernhard, John Cameron Mitchell, Jason Biggs, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Sedaris, Paul Rudd, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, The Wau Wau Sisters, Moises Kaufman, James Lapine, Tony Kushner, Stephen Belber, and Michael Patrick King. Ars Nova produces theater, comedy and music events, making exciting live entertainment accessible to a New York audience at affordable prices. In addition to fully staged productions, Ars Nova offers a free play reading series (Out Loud), an alternative music and comedy series (Thursdays at 10), a musical theater series (Broadway Spotlight), a singer/songwriter series (Uncharted) and in-house writers' workshops. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.

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