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An Interview with Ed Asner

An Interview with Ed Asner
at The Metropolitan Room
January 16, 2016
before his performance of

A Man and his Prostate
written by Ed. Weinberger

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Bernie Furshpan & staff of the Metropolitan Room

Evan Seplow
For his generosity in taping and editing this interview

The Image Factory
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Elli sings at “Honor Thy Father” at The Metropolitan Room 01.12.16

Elli was asked to sing at
The Metropolitan Room
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
for

“HONOR THY FATHER”
A celebration of all fathers
and the story of the life of one sole survivor in particular, Bernie’s Father, Murray Furshpan
with the always amazing, Barry Levitt on the piano

The evening featured Julie Budd, Anita Gillette, Mark Nadler, Sara Zahn, Jim Brochu, Tom Gamblin, Elli thekingofbroadway, Lina Orfanos, Liz Mckendry, and Gary Crawford, Denise Spann-Morgan and Steve Schalchlin with Barry Levitt on the Piano

“The evening featured many singers who had relatives that experienced the horrors of the Holocaust, some relating their own family histories.

Steve Schalchlin, at the piano, opened with self-penned “Somebody Save Me a Seat,” the evening progressing as musical director Barry Levitt took over; singers offering up songs centered around love of family with great heart, emotion and memories such as Gary Crawford’s rendition of Steven Lutvak’s “Museums;” Lina Orfanos sung in Hebrew; Mark Nadler offered a one-of-a-kind “Ragtime;” Elli the King of Broadway sang Jerry Herman’s “Shalom” and “Milk and Honey” and Denise Spann-Morgan soared on the Exodus song, “This Land is Mine.”

Throughout, Bernie continued speaking about the man with endless soul and talent as a plasterer and craftsman – who plied his skills to such a degree that he was sought after to renovate John Lennon’s kitchen and bath. But most importantly, Murray was a Mensch (a person of integrity and honor).” from http://www.theaterpizzazz.com/honor-thy-father/

Original Video taken by Brad Naprixas

Elli sings a medley from Jerry Herman’s “Milk and Honey”

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Greetings for Rosh HaShanah 5776

Greetings for
Rosh HaShanah 5776

Rosh Hashanah Hebrew 1

Elli – The King of Broadway
&
www.BroadwayKingdom.com

Wish You and Your Loved ones a
Healthy, Happy, Sweet, Prosperous New Year 5776

In the year to come may the Al-mighty
grant you everything you need
(and a little of what you want as well!)

Kesivah v’Chasimah Tovah
Shana Tovah U’mesuka

May you be inscribed and sealed in
the 
Book of Life for a
Good, Sweet, Healthy New Year

I hope to see each and every one of you very soon.

Elli

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IMPORTANT HOLIDAY LINKS/INFO:

Make sure you hear the Shofar BOTH Days!

To Find Holiday Services Near You CLICK HERE

For Rosh Hashanah/Shabbos Candle Lighting Times
PLEASE CLICK HERE

For a Rosh Hashanah Holiday Guide Click HERE

For a Rosh Hashanah Meal Guide Click HERE

On Rosh Hashanah it is customary not to eat foods which are sour or tart (the gefilte fish will have to do without the horseradish…). Instead, we focus on sweet foods, symbolizing our desire to have a sweet year full of blessings and abundance. It is also customary not to eat nuts on Rosh Hashanah, as the numerical value of the Hebrew word for nuts (“egoz”) is the same as the Hebrew word for sin (“chet”).

Rosh Hashanah Pooh

Rosh Hashanah Shofar 1

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An Interview with the one & only Leslie Jordan – (our 1st Phone Interview)

Tuesday, July 7th I got the privilege to have an amazing phone conversation with
the one and only LESLIE JORDAN.

You know him from Will & Grace, REBA, The Help and a list too long for this page.

We’ve put in some great pictures so you’ll have something to watch along with the audio!
Let me know how you like this format and we’ll try to have more!

Click and enjoy, LESLIE JORDAN!

For Tickets and more info visit:
LESLIE JORDAN AT THE CROWN & ANCHOR

More about Leslie:
FACEBOOK
Official Web Page
IMdB

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PRESS RELEASE: Leslie Jordan to appear at the legendary CROWN & ANCHOR in PTown July 13-14

Leslie Jordan to appear at the legendary
Paramount Theatre
at the
CROWN & ANCHOR
in Provincetown, MA
July 13-14
Two Shows Only!

The Cape is about to experience it’s very own special “night at the races” as one of American pop culture’s most recognizable, enduring (and endearing) personalities rides back into town. In LJ, Back By Popular Demand, the diminutive, delightful Deep South dynamo saddles up for an evening of horse feathers hilarity with his new show.As always, he remains characteristically frank, charming, self–effacing and real. Jordan’s career has effectively redefined the standard for “celebrity”, and he remains the consummate professional. By staying the course, he realized his goals against all odds.

Leslie Jordan Show PosterLeslie Jordan has a track record that’s fairly astonishing, upon closer glance. His is one of those consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. Yet, often, you’re not quite sure where you know him from! His perpetually mobile “amazing race” towards stardom has provided one of the more unusual, yet impressive and varied career trajectories of the past few decades. His arrival in Hollywood back in 1982 (with $1500 sewn into his clothing by his steel magnolia Mother) was the starting gate. There’s notable irony in the fact that Jordan actually had a brief career as a jockey. He trots the audience around the track of his career; the highlights, the bumps in the road, the big breaks, the acclaim, the dangers of being type cast or stereotyped; the victory laps and the ever present concern about being put out to pasture by a youth obsessed culture and profession. By show’s end, audiences clearly realize they’re not listening to -nor seeing- just another “one trick pony”. Jordan’s antics, quirks, observations, and, most significantly, his ability to take it all in stride, puts him in the winner’s circle with each performance! The prestigious Emmy Award winner in 2006 for “WILL & GRACE”, Leslie Jordan has received rapturous reviews for his original stage plays (“MY TRIP DOWN THE PINK CARPET”, “STORIES I CAN’T TELL MAMA”, “FRUIT FLY”), supporting presence in one of Hollywood’s most prestigious, message-minded films of the last decade (“THE HELP”, 2012), and was singled out with great notices for his off-Broadway musical theatre debut in 2011 (“THE LUCKY GUY”). His defining role as “BROTHER BOY” in the cult film classic “SORDID LIVES” evolved into a well received prequel on the LOGO Channel. As the celebrated author and star of his own HBO Special (“Pink Carpet”); Leslie Jordan is consistently sought after as a Guest Star on every imaginable form of episodic, comic television (TV Land’s “THE EX’ES”, Fox’s “RAISING HOPE”, Disney Channel’s “SHAKE IT UP!” ABC’s “THE NEIGHBORS”). He has conquered the international stage scene with sold out runs in Mexico, Canada and the U.K., and remains an in-demand mainstay as a stage/tv/film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all around Southern Baptist celebutante.
The absurdity of it all and yet, his absolute willingness to prove “nay sayers” wrong by doing WHATEVER it takes to keep him out of the proverbial Glue Factory, Leslie Jordan IS…“LJ, Back By Popular Demand”!!!

Don’t miss the fun, when Jordan returns to play Provincetown’s popular Paramount Theatre at the legendary CROWN & ANCHOR. Located in the heart of Provincetown at 247 Commercial St., the show is set for a two (2) night exclusive engagement Monday July 13th and Tuesday, July 14th 2015.

Showtime is 8:00 P.M.

Tickets are currently available by visiting www.onlyatthecrown.

http://thelesliejordan.com/site/

Date                         Name                    Description
7/13/15 8:00 pm Leslie Jordan     2 Nights Only
7/14/15 8:00 pm Leslie Jordan     2 Nights Only

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An Interview with: Hal Linden at Café Carlyle

On May 14, 2014 www.BroadwayKingdom.com had the extreme honor to sit down with a living legend – the inspirational HAL LINDEN – Barney Miller!!! Mr. Linden was a fountain of information with stories, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes info on one of the most prolific careers of any star – ever! Please, sit back and enjoy one of our longest and best video interviews! I am proud to present a conversation with HAL LINDEN! Enjoy!

“Hal Linden Live in Concert” at the legendary Café Carlyle at 35 East 76th St. NY, 10075 Tuesday, May 20th through Saturday, May 24th.

**All shows are at 8:45pm with two shows on Saturday, May 24th at 8:45pm and 10:45pm

**For ticket info please visit: http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/the-carlyle-new-york/location/things-to-do/events-at-the-carlyle

**Also please visit www.hallinden.net

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 Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City’s bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle’s first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. Other talents who have made the Café Carlyle their musical home include Woody Allen, who regularly appears to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band, and, for three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.

Please join us for

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NORM LEWIS TO HOST FREE OUTDOOR BROADWAY CONCERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stars in the Alley

The Phantom of the Opera’s
NORM LEWIS

TO HOST
FREE OUTDOOR BROADWAY CONCERT
#StarsInTheAlley
 

FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
FROM OVER 20 BROADWAY SHOWS
IN LEGENDARY SHUBERT ALLEY

 

WEDNESDAY MAY 21, 2014
11:00am-12:30pm
RAIN OR SHINE!

 

PRODUCED BY THE BROADWAY LEAGUE
WITH MUSIC SUPERVISION BY ALEX LACAMOIRE
SPONSORED BY UNITED AIRLINES

New York, NY – (May 5, 2014) – STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will be hosted by star of stage and screen Norm Lewis, who takes over the legendary title role in Broadway’s record-breaking The Phantom of the Opera beginning May 12th.

Stars in the Alley will take place on Wednesday, May 21st from 11:00am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District will celebrate Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra.

Norm Lewis was last seen as Senator Edison Davis on the ABC drama “Scandal.” He recently received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon and The Who’s Tommy. In London’s West End he has appeared in Les Misérables and Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary Concert, which aired on PBS. Off-Broadway, Mr. Lewis has appeared in The Tempest (Public Theater), Dessa Rose (Drama Desk nomination, AUDELCO Award), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drama League nomination), Captains Courageous  and A New Brain, as well as Ragtime with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall. His regional credits include Porgy in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (A.R.T.), Ragtime, Dreamgirls (with Jennifer Holliday), First You Dream, Sweeney Todd and The Fantasticks. On film, he has appeared in Winter’s Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences and Preaching to the Choir. His additional television credits include “Blue Bloods,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Mystery Woman,” “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Cosby” and “Strong Medicine.” He has released the solo recording Norm Lewis: This Is the Life! Learn more at normlewis.com.

“Hearing Norm Lewis sing and watching him perform is always an extraordinary experience, and I’m looking forward to seeing him host Broadway’s favorite block party in Shubert Alley!” says Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. “Stars in the Alley is a festive way for the Broadway community and fans to enjoy the magic of Broadway as the calendar counts down to the eagerly anticipated Tony Awards ceremony in June.”

 PARTICIPATING MUSICALS* INCLUDE:

 After Midnight
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Aladdin
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
The Bridges of Madison County
Bullets Over Broadway
Cabaret
Chicago
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
If / Then
Kinky Boots
Les Misérables
The Lion King
Mamma Mia!
Motown The Musical
Newsies
Once
The Phantom of the Opera
Pippin
Rock of Ages
Rocky
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Violet
Wicked

WITH ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES* FROM:

Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Holler if Ya Hear Me
Mothers and Sons
Of Mice and Men
On the Town

 *subject to change

More shows still to be announced!
Additional information can be found at StarsInTheAlley.com.

The Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit TonyAwards.com.

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Stars in the Alley® is presented by United Airlines and produced by The Broadway League. Live music sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund.  Official Hospitality partner is Junior’s Restaurant. Promotional partners include: Metro-North Railroad, Fresh 102.7, and NY Waterway. The official media partner is The New York Times.

 United Airlines is the title sponsor of Stars in the Alley and the official airline of The Broadway League and The Tony Awards.

About The Broadway League

The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BroadwayLeague. BROADWAY.ORG is the League’s new official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC and on tour. Download the free Broadway.org mobile app for iOS or Android, and the free IBDB mobile app for iOS or Android. The Broadway League annually presents the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards®, one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry, with The American Theatre Wing.

Press Contacts:
Elisa Shevitz, eshevitz@broadway.org, 212 703 0225
Erica Ryan, eryan@broadway.org, 212 703 0221

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PRESS RELEASE: HAL LINDEN HEADLINES CAFÉ CARLYLE MAY 20TH THROUGH MAY 24TH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACTOR/PERFORMER HAL LINDEN HEADLINES CAFÉ CARLYLE
MAY 20TH THROUGH MAY 24TH

     Tony award-winning actor/performer Hal Linden returns to the New York stage for six performances with his “Hal Linden Live in Concert” cabaret style, big-band classics inspired live show at Manhattan’s Café Carlyle35 East 76th Street, NY, NY 10075 – from May 20th though May 24th.

   HAL_LINDEN color photo 1These much-anticipated performances will mark Linden’s first time back on the New York stage since appearing at Feinstein’s close to seven years ago. Linden, along with his seven piece band, will treat audiences to Big Band favorites, jazz numbers and a selection of Broadway hits, along with theatrical musings highlighting memorable moments from his life and career.

     He has been touring with this new show across the country and overseas, with dates continuing throughout 2014 and into next year. In 2011, Hal Linden released his first CD,  titled It’s Never Too Late, a mix of 14 tracks that range from classic pop to jazz standards. The Los Angeles Times wrote that It’s Never Too Late is not only the title of Hal Linden’s first CD of songs, it’s also his mantra!”

     Linden has enjoyed a career as an actor, singer and musician, spanning over 65 years. He may be most familiar to audiences through his many roles on television. He recently appeared on Fox Television’s The Mindy Project and Supernatural on the CW Television network, in late 2013, while he also guest-starred on the popular CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls which aired this week.

     After starring as police precinct captain Barney Miller in the hit television series that aired on ABC from 1975-1982, earning multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his work, he went on to star in several more series for network television: Blacke’s Magic (1986), Jack’s Place (1992-93) in which he played a retired jazz musician, and The Boys Are Back (1994). He also made numerous guest appearances on some of television’s most popular shows including: Hot In Cleveland, Gilmore Girls, Will and Grace, The Drew Carey Show, The Nanny, The King of Queens, Touched By An Angel and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

     As many New Yorkers and theater aficionados are aware, Linden made his Broadway debut in 1957 in the musical Bells Are Ringing opposite Judy Holliday. He later starred in the 1962 Off Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s 1930s hit Anything Goes and has performed in more than 20 Broadway and Off Broadway productions. His 1971 Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” was for his performance in The Rothschilds.

     Along with a full theater and television career, he also appeared in films including Bells Are Ringing (1960), When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? (1979), Starflight One (1983), Out To Sea (1997) with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon,  A New Life (1988) with Alan Alda and Time Changer in 2002.

     When not touring with his live concert show or making television and film appearances, Hal Linden has also served for many years as spokesman for the Jewish National Fund. This work continues as he will be making appearances in Israel in June of this year on behalf of the Jewish National Fund.

     Coming back to appear for his New York City fans and friends, where it really all started for Linden, makes these Café Carlyle shows all the more significant. Linden reflects that “All performers dream of playing The Café Carlyle, which has always been one of my very favorite rooms in Manhattan, and certainly the most elegant. I’m really looking forward to these upcoming shows in May and I hope everyone can come out to help me celebrate.”

     Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City’s bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle’s first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. Other talents who have made the Café Carlyle their musical home include Woody Allen, who regularly appears to play with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band, and, for three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.

Please join us for “Hal Linden Live in Concert” at the legendary Café Carlyle at 35 East 76th Street, NY, NY 10075 from Tuesday, May 20th through Saturday, May 24th.

**All shows are at 8:45pm with two shows on Saturday, May 24th at 8:45pm and 10:45pm

**For ticket info please visit: http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/the-carlyle-new-york/location/things-to-do/events-at-the-carlyle

**Also please visit www.hallinden.net


Hal Linden – I’m Old Fashioned from TAKEOUT MARKETING on Vimeo.

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PRESS RELEASE: 2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, LAURA BENANTI, BEN ALLISON, GINA BRILLON
AMONG THOSE CITED FOR JAZZ, CABARET, AND COMEDY!

ALL-PERFORMANCE AWARD SHOW
TAKES PLACE MONDAY, JAN. 27 AT 7 PM
AT THE TOWN HALL

New York: The winners of the 12th Annual Nightlife Awards have been announced. This unique awards event, in which the winners do not make acceptance speeches; they perform, instead, to show why they were chosen, will feature an all-star lineup, hand-picked by the press, of the most outstanding performers in jazz, cabaret, and comedy in New York City.

Leading the list of winners is this year’s choice for Nightlife Legend,
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER!

Jazz winners include  (in a tie) BEN ALLISON
and DARCY JAMES ARGUE for Outstanding Jazz Band,

GRETCHEN PARLATO for Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist,
and WILLIAM BLAKE for Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist.

 In cabaret, LAURA BENANTI has been named Outstanding Major Cabaret Vocalist. The Outstanding Female Cabaret Vocalist is STACY SULLIVAN,
and Outstanding Male Cabaret Vocalist is LIAM FORDE.

In comedy, GINA BRILLON has been named Outstanding Female Standup Comedian and JIMMY FAILLA is the Outstanding Male Standup Comedian.

 The 2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS will be hosted by 3X Emmy Award winner BRUCE VILANCH, and Special Guest Star Performers and/or Presenters that will include

JASON ROBERT BROWN, BILL IRWIN, NELLIE McKAY,
CAROLE J. BUFFORD, MAXINE LINEHAN,
and more!

Tickets to the Nightlife Awards are:
$77 for Orchestra & Loge Boxes
$52 for Front Balcony
$27 for Rear Balcony

Tickets available via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787
Or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/03004B85E5A1A007

 Also at the Town Hall Box Office:
123 W. 43rd St. from noon to 6 PM every day but Sunday
You can call the box office at 212-840-2824

The Nightlife Awards is a SCOTT SIEGEL Production, sponsored, in part, by ASCAP, Berkshire Theatre Group, Jill & Irwin Cohen, Max Weintraub, Fran Norkin, Robert Aaron & Stuart Bloom: Lightstyles LLC, and more than 100 additional generous donors!

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PRESS RELEASE: The Inspired Word presents RAIN PRYOR in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES – Nov 13 & 20

Clipboard01FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE

 

56 Seventh Ave. Suite 4E • New York, NY 10011
(212)366-4345/fax-(917)475-1835 • E-mail: MayaPRNY@aol.com
Contact: Penny M. Landau

 

presents

Wednesdays, November 13 & 30 @ 8pm

RAIN PRYOR stars in this effervescent solo show, which recounts her upbringing in a biracial household (her mother was Jewish) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ms. Pryor, who sings & portrays a range of characters (including, poignantly, her father Richard in a spot-on impression), will appear in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES for two performances only, Wednesdays, November 13 & 20 at 8pm. The show, presented by The Inspired Word, will be performed at The Café at Broadway.

RAIN PRYOR  is an acclaimed director, actor,  stand-up comedian, educator, speaker & mother. She made her television debut in 1989, as a series regular, T.J., on the hit ABC series “Head of the Class,” a character adapted from her own monologues at the request of ABC producers during her second audition.  She starred for several years opposite Sherilyn Fenn & Lynn Redgrave, as Jackie, the lipstick lesbian drug addict on the Showtime series “Rude Awakening” & has additionally guest-starred on series such as “The Division” & “Chicago Hope.” She  appeared numerous times on Johnny Carson & Jay Leno, as well as on “The Late Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” & with Tavis Smiley. Her stage credits include the title roles in the UK tour of The Billie Holiday Story & as Ella Fitzgerald in the UK premiere of Ella, Meet Marilyn, teamed up with award-winning UK soap actress, Sally Lyndsay. She’s performed in the Los Angeles production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, with Nora Dunn of “Saturday Night Live” & Charlene Tilton; Cookin’ With Gas with the Groundlings improvisation troupe; The Exonerated with Aidan Quinn & The Who’s Tommy at the La Jolla Playhouse.  Her memoir, Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor, will be re-released by Harper Collins in January.

 What the critics say about Rain Pryor & Fried Chicken & Latkes…

Make no mistake: Rain Pryor, the star of the autobiographical solo show Fried Chicken and Latkes, is not just defined by her father, the comedian Richard Pryor. There are many dimensions to this robust, ebullient performer, all evident in this trim production, which sails by in an effervescent 70 minutes. Her show is a parade of friends, relatives & tormentors, in which she also sings — with impressive power!”
New York Times

“Funny, energetic…Pryor provides plenty of laughs, along with poignant glimpses of what it was like to be a bi-racial child. The show is capped off by Pryor ably impersonating Billie Holiday while singing ‘God Bless the Child,’ an apt song for a woman who needed to figure out who she was & ‘get her own’ identity.”
Associated Press

DATES: Wednesdays, November 13 & 20 @ 8pm
PLACE: The Cafe at Broadway ~ 310-318 West 53rd Street
TICKETS: $25 cover/1 drink minimum
RESERVATIONS: (212) 757-2323
https://friedchickenandlatkes.eventbrite.com/
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