DANNY and SYLVIA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Off Broadway
"DANNY and SYLVIA: THE Danny Kaye MUSICAL" celebrated the show's second anniversary on Sunday, May 15th at off-Broadway's St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street in NYC. Stars Brian Childers and Kimberly Faye Greenberg toasted the popular two-person musical with a small but elegant birthday cake befitting the occasion.The musical love story, with book and lyrics by Robert mcElwaine and music by Bob Bain, stars Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers as Danny Kaye and Kimberly Faye Greenberg as his wife and creative partner, Sylvia Fine who wrote many of his most famous songs. Directed by Pamela Hall with choreography by Gene Castle, the musical follows the duo from the time the young undisciplined comic Danny Kaminsky meets aspiring songwriter Sylvia Fine at an audition in the 1930s. Under Sylvia's guidance as mentor, manager and eventually, wife, Kaye rises from improvisational comic to international film star. The musical explores their inspired collaboration and the romance and conflict that made them such a volatile and successful couple. Many of Danny's hit songs are featured including "Tchaikovsky," "Anatole of Paris," "Minnie the Moocher" and "Deenah." The musical has been presented successfully in London and Washington, DC. Brian Childers received the 2002 Helen Hayes Award for "Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical" and the 2001 Mary Goldwater Award for his performance as Danny Kaye in Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story. He also received the 2005 Star-Ledger Award for "Best Actor in a Musical" for his portrayal of Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff at the Forum Theater.Kimberly Faye Greenberg, who plays Sylvia Fine, is also playing the title role in "One Night With Fanny Brice" in the same off-Broadway Theatre, St. Luke's, thus being the only actress to be playing leading roles in two legit musicals at the same time DANNY AND SYLVIA currently plays Sundays at 4:30 PM. Tickets at $36.50 and $59.50 are available through www.TeleCharge.com or (212) 239-6200. Premium seats at $75 are also available. For additional information visit www.dannyandsylvia.com.