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LEZZIE WITH A 'Z' Will Return To The Duplex For 4-Performance Run Benefiting BC/EFA

LEZZIE WITH A 'Z' Will Return To The Duplex For 4-Performance Run Benefiting BC/EFA

Lezzie With A 'Z', the one-woman show that is an homage to Liza Minnelli's 1972 filmed theatrical production: Liza (With a Z) and puts a new twist on classic Broadway tunes to tell an autobiographical story of being gay-married and gay-divorced by age 27, will return to The Duplex for four performances in April after a sold out performance in November. Lezzie With A 'Z' was written and is performed by Caitlin Lee Reid and Will Larche with direction and choreography by Joe Barros.

Lezzie With A 'Z' will be donating all proceeds from the April 15 and April 19 performances to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Caitlin Lee Reid was last seen starring as Sue in the musical Lesbian Love Octagon. She performed in the East Coast Premier of The Break Up Notebook. Caitlin has a penchant for queer cabarets and has performed with LezCab and is a proud member of Ring of Keys. She attended The University of Michigan and RADA. Other favorite roles include The Rocky Horror Show (Magenta) and Red Light Winter (Christina).

Will Larche is a software engineer in New York City. He wrote the score to Lesbian Love Octagon: a musical comedy about dyke drama (TimeOut Magazine Critics' Choice). Works based on his songs have been workshopped at the Boston Conservatory and performed at The New York Theatre Barn, The Duplex, and Earl Dax's P***** F*****. He also arranged We Put The Spring In Springfield: The Music of The Simpsonsand wrote the score to Bail Out The Musicalwith the Wreckio Ensemble.

Joe Barros is a New York based director and an award-winning choreographer with an emphasis on actor-driven storytelling and new work development. Broadway: Gigi.Off-Broadway: The Evolution of Mann(starring Max Crumm and Allie Trimm), Cagney, Bastard Jones, A Taste of Things to Come, Hard Times, Sam's Room. Regional/Int'l: Beaches(Chicago's Drury Lane), the new musicals The Mysterious Candy Factory and Mini Lover (Kaixinmahua, Shanghai), Aida(LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore), plus DC's Signature Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Music Academy International (Italy), NYMF, NYFA, . Artistic Director: New York Theatre Barn. Recipient: The Drama League's First Stage Residency, 2017 BroadwayWorld Regional Award (Best Choreography), New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee.

Lezzie With A 'Z' runs at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue. Dates and times are April 15 at 9:30PM, April 19 at 9:30PM, April 22 at 9:30PM, and April 26 at 9:30PM. All proceeds from the performances on April 15 and 19 will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. All tickets are $15, plus a two-drink minimum. Tickets are available at www.lezziewithaz.com


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