Undercover Showtunes #3: Gloria Reuben
New York Musical Theatre Festival concludes its first-ever Spring Concert Series with "Undercover Showtunes" on Monday, June 18 at 7PM at The Zipper Factory (336 W 37th St.) in Manhattan."Undercover Showtunes" is a unique concert comprised of pop and rock songs that weren't written for musicals, but sound as if they might have been songs that tell a story, create a character, paint a full, vivid portrait as a great song in a musical is meant to do.For more information on "Undercover Showtunes" and purchase tickets visit the show website at NYMF.org. Tickets are $50 and $90 with post-concert cast party included by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting online. Discounts are available here.Gloria Reuben ("E.R.", Stuff Happens) is one of the many talented Broadway and screen stars set to appear at "Undercover Showtunes." BroadwayWorld.com's Eugene Lovendusky, based in San Francisco, got the opportunity to chat with Reuben about her up-coming performance and her past and future stage experiences
Eugene Lovendusky: I love the premise of the "Undercover Showtunes" concert. What song will you be performing Monday, June 18?
Gloria: Both experiences offer different things. Being on a series gives you the opportunity to create and expand a character over many years. A TV show can reach millions of people every week, so you can really create something memorable and powerful. But, I do love the intimacy of performing on a stage, and the immediate ebb and flow from performer to audience member. Eugene: What can fans hope to see (or hear) you in next?Gloria: I've gotten into the producing world (I executive produced this years Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival: "Padre Nuestro"), so I'm looking at developing my next TV project!Eugene: Thanks very much for taking a moment of your time and have fun at "Undercover Showtunes!"
Photos: Gloria Reuben (headshot courtesy www.GloriaReuben.com); Gloria Reuben as Condoleeza Rice in Stuff Happens, 2006 (courtesy www.GloriaReuben.com); Gloria Reuben at the Lucille Lortell Awards, 2007 (by Walter McBride)