Leslie Kritzer to Bring BEAUTIFUL DISASTER to Joe's Pub, Beg. 4/22


Broadway's Leslie Kritzer, currently starring in The Memory Show with The Transport Group (through May 18) returns to Joe's Pub with her all-new extravaganza Beautiful Disaster for four performances: April 22 and 29 at 9:30pm; May 13 at 11:30pm and May 13 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $25. For tickets, visit www.joespub.com or call (212) 967-7555.

Written by Randy Blair (Fat Camp, Spidermusical, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe) and Leslie Kritzer, Beautiful Disaster is directed by Randy Blair, with music direction by Vadim Feichtner (Spelling Bee, Elegies, Little Miss Sunshine).

Before Lena Dunham became Jesus. Before anyone cared about your Facebook status. Before Russell Crowe ruined Les Mis. There was KRITZER.

Welcome to 1995, where a teenaged Jewrican musical theatre addict's life is about to be turned upside down in a tour-de-force one-woman comedy starring Broadway favorite Leslie Kritzer (Elf, Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim, Hairspray). Featuring a colorful array of New Jersey characters and a score ranging from Alanis Morissette to Jule Styne, Beautiful Disaster explores what happens when shit hits the fan and rebellion meets reality.

Beautiful Disaster marks Kritzer's third major Joe's Pub engagement, following her sensational award-winning 2006 S.R.O. debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches in which The New York Times hailed her as 'a powerful young singer' in a 'wonderful new act," and Time Out NY proclaimed "Kritzer doesn't just shine in her talk-of-the-town new show-she explodes like a supernova." Kritzer received a Time Out New York Award for her Joe's Pub run (and also played a run at the Plush Room in San Francisco).

Kritzer is currently starring in The Memory Show with The Transport Group. Her Broadway Credits include Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk Nomination), Legally Blonde (Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Performer) and Hairspray. Off-Broadway and regional credits include NEWSical (opposite Perez Hilton), First You Dream (Kennedy Center), Every Tongue Confess (Arena Stage), Guys and Dolls (Barrington Stage), Judas and Me, (NYMF-2009 Outstanding Individual Performance Award), Rooms: A Rock Romance (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), On the Town (Encores!), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Drama Desk Nomination), Bat Boy, Godspell, The Memory Show, the world premiere of POP! (Yale Rep), Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Cabaret, Born Yesterday, the world premiere of Vanities, Urinetown (National Tour), Evita, and Funny Girl. She has performed at London's Royal Albert Hall as a guest soloist honoring Tim Rice and Alan Menken and at NY's Town Hall in the Broadway Musicals of 1951. Solos shows: Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (TimeOut NY Award), Beautiful Disaster. Film credits include Commentary (NY Film Festival), "17 Photos of Isabel." Television credits include "Law and Order SVU" (NBC)"3 LBS" (CBS) and "Jason and Jessica" (HBO).

Randy Blair is a downtown theatre artist and creator of the musicals Fat Camp (NYMF 2009 "Best of Fest"), Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (Best Musical at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival), and Spidermusical. As an actor, he has appeared in many projects, ranging from the OBIE winning Adding Machine (dir. David Cromer) toThe Piven Monologues (dir. Alex Timbers). Find out more about Randy's upcoming work by visiting www.therandyshow.com.

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