TWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita
After nabbing a 2009 Olivier Award for her performance in ZORRO, Lesli Margherita took her Broadway bow in 2013 as the hilariously superficial Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA. She's now earning big laughs as notorious diva Mona Kent in DAMES AT SEA and tonight she premieres her new cabaret show at Birdland, BROAD, a salute to Mae West, Sophie Tucker and other controversial women of yesteryear.
As shown by these ten terrific tweets, she just as outrageously funny on social media as she is on stage.
Up at 5 am peeps screaming/pushing each other "MINE! No MINE! I need it more!" Already taken b4 u get there. Black Friday? No. Bway audition- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 27, 2015
"Perhaps that 2nd helping of mashed potatoes was not wise", she thought as she tap danced solo on a Broadway stage.- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 27, 2015
Eating @Schmackarys while online shopping for spanx. Happy Thanksgiving.- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 26, 2015
LM: "Im looking for a coat with a hood." Salesgirl: "Yes, to keep your head and ears warm?" LM: "No, to avoid people."- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 24, 2015
It's all gonna be ok. And if it's not, there are Oreo Churros.- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 22, 2015
Passed Savion Glover on the street-internally had totes fangirl freak but externally gave him the "S'up other Bway peep" head nod as u do- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 20, 2015
Ah Showbiz. Where I play a woman in her 30's and she is called the AGING star. ????????- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 11, 2015
Those standy rolling electric skateboard thingys scare me not b/c of the rolling but b/c I have such a strong urge 2 push people off of them- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 8, 2015
I wish "Review Roundups" were actual roundups where the critics lasso the actors trying 2 get away b/c thats what it feels like anyways- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 6, 2015
A leaf just fell on me & I pretty much screamed/got my alarm keychain/got into karate stance in case u wondered what living in NY is like- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) November 6, 2015
Dames at Sea will officially play its final performance at Helen Hayes Theater on Sunday January 3, 2016, at 3pm. At the time of closing, DAMES AT SEA will have played 32 preview and 85 regular performances.
The Broadway Booking Office is currently scheduling the first national tour of DAMES AT SEA which will begin in the fall of 2017. Tour launch city and full schedule to be announced shortly.
DAMES AT SEA stars John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardneras Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, andCary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of DAMES AT SEA launched the career of the young ingénue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. The DAMES AT SEA company includes Tessa Grady, Kristie Kerwin, Ian Knauer and Kevin Worley.
With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, orchestrations byJonathan Tunick, and music supervision and vocal & dance arrangements by Emmy Award winnerRob Berman, DAMES AT SEA is directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nomineeRandy Skinner.
DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy gem of a show that celebrates the golden era of movie musicals with dazzling dances, spectacular songs and delightful dames! Ruby steps off a bus in Manhattan, and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished, so it is "all hands on deck" to find a stage to put on the show. Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, DAMES AT SEA has everything you need to sweep your glooms away.