BROOKE DAVIS 'LATE TO PARTY' @ LAURIE BEECHMAN
New York, NY – Late to the Party, a rollicking cabaret show starring wickedly funny singer-comedian Brooke Davis, comes to the intimate Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York’s West Bank Café, 407 West 42nd Street at 9th Avenue, Saturday, Feb. 24, Sunday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, March 1. Performances are at 7:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively.
Late to the Party is about a big life that refuses to shut off the lights and close the door. The show, directed by Barbara Grecki, chronicles Ms. Davis’ hilarious journey as she chases her passion to become a performer in the Big Apple. It’s about learning the ropes once she arrives in New York, coping with big city agents and auditions as well as humorous upheavals in family relationships. Ms. Davis also re-lives the ups-and-downs of her journey to the Big Apple --- from a fairy tale childhood in Arizona filled with horseback riding and choir singing to becoming a suburban soccer mom, to spending a lifetime in the arts.
With Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Darren R. Cohen, Ms. Davis takes audiences on a marvelous adventure that features songs by Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Randy Newman, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and many more. She immediately impresses audiences with her stage presence, incredible vocal range and comedic timing. Noted one critic: Ms. Davis has a “unique combination of wicked wit, sweet vulnerability and boisterous humor.”
A performer, producer, educator and advocate, Ms. Davis created and produced children’s theatre with her own Arizona Stage Company as well as with Music Theatre Arizona, a professional theatre in Tucson which she founded while continuing to perform close to her home in the desert southwest.
But Ms. Davis’ desire to expand her professional career and perform in New York simmered quietly on the back burner while happily running carpools, bake sales and preparing dinner for her husband and two children. Then, in 2006, her dream of a post-suburban acting career took off. She landed a role in the hit show, Menopause the Musical. She performed as Earth Mother in several of its productions, including long runs in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, New York and Providence. The St. Louis Dispatch called her “absolutely hilarious” as Earth Mother with “a terrific voice.”
Ms. Davis has since performed in numerous plays and musicals in repertory and regional theatres. In addition to Earth Mother, her favorite roles include Charon in Anger Box, Mama in Chicago and Charlotte in Beyond Therapy. TV credits include Orange Is the New Black, Law & Order, One Life to Live and The Onion News Network and the film Movie 43 with Emma Stone.
Late to the Party marks Ms. Davis’ return to the Beechman. Her first cabaret show, I’m So Sorry...For Everything, played there in 2013. It also was featured at New York’s Metropolitan Room.
Tickets are $25 each with a $20 Food/Drink minimum and can be purchased here, or by calling: 212-352-3101
Photo Courtesy Of: Katz PR