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Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton Return To Cabaret in LIFE, LOVE AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE?

Austin Pendleton is an actor, director, playwright and teacher of acting, who was recently seen onstage as the King in Lear at The Secret Theatre.

The critically acclaimed cabaret duo of Barbara and Austin return to the stage! The Virtual stage, that is, in a new show, LIFE, LOVE AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE?, presented By MetropolitanZoom.

Music Director: Paul Greenwood
Director: Barbara Maier Gustern

Like life, and love, this show is made up of songs and stories that sometimes seem to fit together, and sometimes seem random. There will be songs that the duo has never done before, and songs that they've done and love...sometimes a leap into the unknown, and sometimes a roar down memory lane! And, of course, there will be the odd story. Sometimes, the VERY odd story. After all, it's these random moments that create the arc of our lives.

Austin Pendleton is an actor, director, playwright and teacher of acting, who was recently seen onstage as the King in Lear at The Secret Theatre, a critically lauded run. Pendleton's Broadway debut was as Motel the Tailor in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Zero Mostel. He has since appeared frequently on, off and off-off Broadway, and can be seen in approximately 300 films. His many TV appearances include roles on Oz, Homicide, Law and Order and Billions. He recently appeared on Broadway in MTC's production of Choir Boy, and the Wild Theatre's production of LIFE SUCKS! He will appear in Tracy Lett's new play, The Minutes, when Broadway reopens.

As a Director, Austin's credits include: Between Riverside and Crazy, CSC productions of Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, Ivanov and Hamlet. As a playwright, his plays, Uncle Bob and Orson's Shadow were international; successes. He has most recently directed Luft Gangster for Nylon Fusion Theatre Company & Cloverleaf Collective, A Day at the Beach for the Mint Theatre Company, and A Taste of Honey for the Pearl Theatre. He teaches acting in New York at HB Studio, where he studied with Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof. He also studied acting with Robert Lewis.

Barbara Bleier is a singer/actor/playwright who has appeared on stage, in film, and on TV, as well as in solo shows/revues, nationally/internationally in the cabaret world. She played the mother of a psychopathic killer in the cult classic, Swoon; appeared in the film This is Where I Leave You, with Jane Fonda and Tina Fey, and in They Came Together, with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. Her solo show, Who's Your Mama?, was selected for production in the NYC Women at Work Festival. Her two-person revues with Austin Pendleton, Late Nights in Smoky Bars (New York, Chicago and Philadelphia) 'Tis the Season to Be Morbid and Beautiful Mistake: the Songs of John Bucchino and Amanda McBroom among others received critical praise in the press. She has studied acting with Austin Pendleton, singing with Barbara Maier, and musical performance with the late Julie Wilson at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.

Both Bleier and Pendleton are featured in the recently released award-winning film, SUNSET.


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