August Entertainment in NYC: Bad Girls and Oscar Wilde
Looking for August entertaiment in NYC? We’ve got you covered. If you loved the girl groups of the 1960s, head to the Iridium for a fun night of music and comedy when Broadway and Las Vegas star Andrea Bell Wolff brings her show “Bad Girls Do Cry” to the stage. And Sandi Durell brings Russ Weatherford’s “Blacker,” a new play exploring Oscar Wilde’s little-known brush with the Dreyfus affair, to Urban Stages for a two week run. Here are the details.
August 30. “Bad Girls Do Cry”
New Yorkers will be dancing in the streets this summer when Broadway, regional and Las Vegas star, Andrea Bell Wolff, brings her show “Bad Girls Do Cry,” conceived and written by Andrea Bell Wolff and Barry Levitt, to Iridium in August. The music and comedy performance featuring the diminutive performer with giant-size talent is dedicated to the sounds of 1960s girl groups, with a repertoire of favorites from The Shangri-Las, the Ronettes and the late Lesley Gore, Brenda Lee and Mary Wells among others artists. Musical Director Barry Levitt, leading a quintet as well as additional singers Carolee Goodgold and Deb Lyons, will accompany Ms. Bell Wolff in a string of hits. Dennis Deal directs the show.
“Bad Girls Do Cry” will play one show August 30th at 7pm at Iridium, 1650 Broadway in Manhattan (51st Street). Reservations are essential. Call (212) 582-2121 or reserve online.
There is a $30 cover charge and a $15 drink or food minimum per person. Additional shows in NYC will be announced soon. http://theiridium.com/reservations/
Russ Weatherford’s “Blacker,” a new play exploring Oscar Wilde’s little-known brush with the Dreyfus affair, begins an exclusive two-week at Urban Stages, I NYC. Directed by David Austin, and produced by Sandi Durell.
Exploring the troubling collusion of Wilde in the persecution of Jewish army officer Dreyfus after his own disgrace and imprisonment, “Blacker” introduces us to Carlos Blacker, a wealthy rare book dealer, who, dating back to the 1880s, was one of Wilde’s closest friends and confidants. While he was able to juggle, for a time, his marriage to a strong-willed social-climbing wife, and his close friendship with the tempestuous genius Oscar Wilde, Blacker finds his loyalty to Wilde deeply tested. The friendship is pushed to the breaking point when the publicly persecuted Wilde, living under an assumed name in a ramshackle hotel, decides to traffic in innuendo about Dreyfus, to the horror of his friend.
“Blacker “begins an exclusive two-week engagement on Wednesday August 26 at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street. The official opening is also on Wednesday August 26 at 8pm. For tickets call SmartTix.com at 212/868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com