Photo Coverage: No Regrets If You Saw Regretting Almost Everything at Feinstein's/54 Below
A quote from William Finn (who was in last night's audience) when he first introduced Regretting Almost Everything to the Barrington Stage Co. audience in Mr. Finn's cabaret last summer...
"Lauren (Taslitz) and Danny (Ursetti) are a sensational team. They write songs that are outrageous, wise, and honest. What they're coming up with is always interesting and often thrilling. You take two really talented people and ask them to write a piece specifically for the cabaret, and get two extraordinary actors like Jeff and Anne to sing it - anyone who cares about the future of musical theatre would be well advised to see this."
Obviously lots of folks who care about the future of musical theatre heeded those words by William Finn in a sold out audience last night at Feinstein's/54 Below at the New York City Premier of Regretting Almost Everything.
A mature love story, REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING combines humor, honesty, and compassion to deliver a seldom-seen musical look at life from the perspective of late middle age.
FEATURING: Anne L. Nathan (Ragtime, It Shoulda Been You, Once), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star, Into the Woods, How to Succeed In Business without Really Trying), Danny Ursetti, Amy Weintraub, Kennedy Kanagawa,Christian Probst, Cori Jaskier, Shannon Tyo, Ronald Peet & Bethany Eggleston
Anne L. Nathan (Ragtime, It Shoulda Been You, Once) and Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star, Into the Woods, How to Succeed In Business without Really Trying) return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the New York premiere of Regretting Almost Everything-or, as Jeff and Anne like to call it, The Last 25 Years. Regretting Almost Everything combines humor, honesty and compassion to deliver a seldom-seen look at life from the perspective of middle age. Featuring the sensational songs of (middle-aged) Lauren Taslitz (lyrics) and (young-enough- to-be- her-child) Danny Ursetti (music). You'll be touched and appalled by songs like "I Want to Have an Affair," "The Very Short Jew in the Long Fur Coat," "Main Line Philly Sex," and "The Baby Likes Me Best." Lauren, who left her husband, dogs, friends and family in Chicago to attend the Graduate Program in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU while in her 50's, narrates the evening, and will also share some of her most entertaining stories about what it was like to spend two years drowning in classmates who were the same age as her children. If you've had a long relationship, have children or grandchildren, or are somebody's child, this is the show you've been waiting to see!
Copy & Photos: Stephen Sorokoff
Regretting Almost Everything