Tony Award winner Judy Kaye stars as the legendary Florence Foster Jenkins, a socialite who gave hilariously off-key recitals that became the talk of New York, ending with a notorious sold-out 1944 concert at Carnegie Hall. An Off-Broadway hit from last season, Souvenir offers a comic and touching look at "the dire diva of din" and her relationship with her long-time pianist.
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by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2008
Broadway leading lady Patti Cohenour stars alongside Mark Anders (San Jose Rep's popular 2 Pianos, 4 Hands) in Souvenir. 'This is an uproarious and affectionate valentine to Florence Foster Jenkins, the 'first lady of the sliding scales,' press notes state. Souvenir runs March 26 - April 20, 2008 at San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose. Preview performances are March 26 and 27. Press Opening is Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m.
by Michael Dale - November 30, 2005
The most touching and heartwarming love story currently gracing the Broadway stage tells the tale of a gay male pianist of questionable songwriting talent and a wealthy widow who sings classical recitals despite being tone deaf.