The Laurie Beechman Theatre Presents
Donna Mckechnie: My Musical Comedy Life
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Tony Award-winning Broadway legend from A Chorus Line debuts her new show for one night only!
Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE
is very proud to present Tony Award-Winner
My Musical Comedy Life
Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander
The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to announce that Tony Award-winning theatre legend DONNA McKECHNIE will present the New York premiere of her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life, at the midtown venue for one performance only, Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm. There is a $35 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd St. (@ 9th Ave)., in the heart of New York’s theatre district.
DONNA McKECHNIE, the Tony Award winning star of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. Some of Ms. McKechnie’s Broadway credits include: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (National Tour), The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed), On the Town, Promises-Promises, Company and State Fair, for which she received the Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer for the 1996 season. She has starred in numerous productions in London’s West End, including Promises, Promises, Company, No Way to Treat a Lady (which she also choreographed), Can-Can and Follies. Bob Fosse invited Ms. McKechnie to play the lead in his last production, a National Tour of Sweet Charity, for which she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Her regional credits include Irma La Douce, Cabaret, The Imaginary Invalid, The Goodbye Girl, Follies, Mack and Mabel, Gypsy, I Do, I Do! Misalliance, Sheba, Stepping Out, Girl’s Room and Inside the Music (her one woman musical with text by Christopher Durang). Donna has performed extensively on the concert stage, in cabaret and with symphony orchestras. She has appeared as a guest star in numerous television musical specials and dramatic series including “Fame,” “Cheers,” “Family Ties,” “Hullabaloo,” “Twirl” and “Dark Shadows.” She also portrayed The Rose in the film, “The Little Prince.” Her recently released memoir, Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life, was published by Simon and Schuster. Last summer, she choreographed the highly acclaimed Guys and Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Donna was featured in the documentary film, Every Little Step, which was released last year. She began the summer of 2010 performing in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and has just completed her first tour of Australia with My Musical Comedy Life.
"This mix of high-sheen professionalism and raw vulnerability make 'An Evening with Donna McKechnie' quite a singular sensation."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times