Fabulous Divas Of Broadway at St Lukeï¿½s Theater
Direct from Los Angeles, where it enjoyed an extended 5-month run at Open Stage West, the musical Fabulous Divas Of Broadway, written, directed and performed by Alan Palmer, opens at St Lukeï¿½s Theater on 27 Feb 2008, following previews from 13 Feb and booking through to 30 Mar 2008.
Fabulous Divas Of Broadway:What to do when youï¿½re a male musical theater performer with a big belting voice and an affinity for Broadwayï¿½s greatest leading ladies? Since Broadway shows arenï¿½t casting men in traditional womenï¿½s roles ï¿½ if youï¿½re resourceful, you create your own one-man 'woman' musical!
A hilarious and touching look at growing up in the business while portraying 18 different stars of the stage. In rapid succession ï¿½ and a non-stop turnover of gorgeous costumes ï¿½ he brings to life such legends as Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland and Chita Rivera and such Tony-winning stars of today as Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth and Beth Leavel.
Performing 25 songs in each ladyï¿½s singular style, he weaves together reminiscences of growing up in a small town obsessed with musical cast albums, auditioning for shows in New York City, performing during onstage and backstage mishaps, raising his young son and interacting with many of the ladies represented in the show.
Alan Palmer is accompanied by Curtis Jerome.
The creative team comprises Jessa Orr (sets), C. Bucky (costumes) and Peter Ray (lighting).
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