By Willy Holtzman
Directed By Peter Flynn
With Andréa Burns, Andrea Bianchi, Mark Lotito, and Jonathan Spivey
Judy Holliday lays down a series of tracks about her rise to fame amidst the politics of the 1950s.
Memory and song converge as the “dumb blonde” with a genius IQ charts her experiences from Greenwich Village to Broadway and beyond with notable show business alums, including Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Monroe.
Commissioned and originally produced by City Theatre Company Tracy Brigden, Artistic Director, Mark R. Power, Managing Director Pittsburgh, PA.
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Broadway: The Cher Show, Tina Fey’s Mean Girls, Angels in America, M. Butterfly starring Clive Owen, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Disaster! by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick (on and Off Broadway). Off Broadway: Unraveled by Jennifer Blackmer, Pressing Matters by Jennifer Jasper, Jackob Hoffman’s A Persistent Memory, C.O.A.L. by David Brian Colbert, James Wesley’s Unbroken Circle, Susan Charlotte’s When Truth is Not Enough (also in Philadelphia), She’s of a Certain Age by Susan Charlotte, New York premiere of Tennessee Williams’s The Pretty Trap, The Shoemaker starring Danny Aiello, James Wesley’s Art and Science (Uptown Theater, Dallas), and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (London’s Southwark Playhouse).
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"When Ms. Burns melts into 'What'll I Do' or 'It Must Be Christmas,' it's easy to forget who is signing. And that is not an impersonation, but a performance."
The New York Times
"You'll be caught up in the engaging performance, beautifully directed by Peter Flynn, and the star quality of the well-chosen Andréa Burns as Judy Holliday"