Gallery Players Hosts Jerry Herman Musical Revue Tonight
The Gallery Players will present this holiday season a gift to musical theater lovers, a revitalized production of Jerry's Girls. A musical revue of one of Broadway's most successful composers, Jerry's Girls is a celebration of Jerry Herman's work, including songs from Hello Dolly!, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame and Milk and Honey. This production will feature a cabaret style atmosphere and seating, offering audiences the chance to experience the music of Jerry Herman in an intimate setting. Three of the Gallery's most beloved female performers will star, Lorinne Lampert* (Gallery: Pajama Game, Parade, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Inuka Ivaska* (Gallery: DreamGirls), and Danielle Ferretti (Gallery: The Pajama Game) will lead the cast. The cast also includes Jen Brooks*, Hilary Goldman, and Allison St. Rock. Jerry's Girls will open tonight, December 6, 2014.
The show is produced by Dominic Cuskern and Jacob Subotnick, directed by Steve Velardi, with Choreography by Michael Kidney, Sets by Bradely Wehrle, Lighting by Scott Cally, Costumes by Jerry Mittlehauser, Props by Sara Slagle, Sound by Jacob Subotnick, and Musical Direction by Matthew Cataldi.
Jerry's Girls opens this evening, December 6th , and runs through Sunday, December 21st , 2014. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm. There will be a Saturday 2:00 pm performance on December 13th and December 20th. Tickets are $18 for Adults and $15 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at www.galleryplayers.com or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Jerry Herman was one of the most successful songwriters for the musical theater in his generation, providing music and lyrics to three long-running Broadway shows -- Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles -- as well as four other Broadway productions between 1961 and 1983. He first burst on the Broadway scene as its youngest creator of music and lyrics with the immensely successful Milk And Honey , and was immediately nominated for a Tony Award and a Grammy Award. There is never an evening when, somewhere in the world, the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman are not being sung by a lady with a bugle and a lady in a red headdress descending their respective staircases. Jerry Herman was elected into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 1987 he became the first composer/lyricst in history to have had three musicals which ran over 1500 consecutive performances on Broadway.
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