Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional Narcissism To Benefit The Actors Fund
Dr. Bradley Jones returns to the Laurie Beechman stage on Feb. 13th, 2019 at 7pm with a benefit performance of the hilarious and moving coming-of-age story, Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional Narcissism: The Psychoanalytic Odyssey of a Once Glorified Chorus Boy. 100% of net proceeds will benefit the Actors Fund.
Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional Narcissism...The Psychoanalytic Odyssey of a Once Glorified Chorus Boy regales us through 70 minutes, with Jones applying a rapier wit and his psychoanalytic expertise (that shingle is REAL) to true tales of his early childhood as a budding theater queen, nearly ten years on Broadway in A Chorus Line, backstage life and excessive drug use, living through the AIDS pandemic, a murder and making his decision to pursue a new career. In the penultimate scene, he recounts his own 15 years of psychoanalysis in under seven minutes in tap shoes. Dr. Bradley's musical memoir has been packing in SRO audiences for months at clubs and theaters in New York, Connecticut and Los Angeles, CA.
"Dr. Bradley wielded his psychological prowess like a surgeon's scalpel, with the exquisite timing of a Borscht-Belt comic." - David Sabella, Cabaret HotSpot!
Purchase tickets now for the show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street. Showtime is 7pm. The theater is in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Cafe. Tickets for this event are $20, with a $20 minimum per person. Ticket link: https://tinyurl.com/yazyl7v3. 100% of net proceeds will go to The Actors Fund.
The show features mainly the music of Jones' milieu: Broadway standards including the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Ray Heindorf, Brian Yorkey and more. Dr. Bradley's Fabulous Functional Narcissism is directed by KT Sullivan, artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, and an internationally renowned performer. Jones is supported by The Freudians, a quartet led by Music Director, Mike Pettry.
"A most complex, detailed, thought-provoking, whimsical, articulate, accurate, truthful and honest, lively, hilarious and touching 70-minute-long autobiographical adventure." - Myra Chanin, Theater Pizzazz
Founded in 1882, The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.