Alice Loves Gertrude in New Musical 27 rue de Fleurus, with Glushak and Page

News   Alice Loves Gertrude in New Musical 27 rue de Fleurus, with Glushak and Page Alice B. Toklas will sing of her itchy relationship with Gertrude Stein in 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, a new musical by Ted Sod and Lisa Koch, to be performed as a reading at The Peccadillo Theater Company in Greenwich Village March 26.

Dan Wackerman (artistic director, Peccadillo Theater Company) directs. Musical direction is by Nick DeGegorio.

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27 rue de Fleurus, Paris is billed as "an irreverent chamber musical told from the perspective of Alice B. Toklas," according to the creators. "Although her memory is a bit cloudy, Alice recounts some of the events of the nearly 40 years she spent living with Gertrude Stein. At first, she focuses specifically on the salons that she and Gertrude hosted at 27 rue de Fleurus. During the play, Gertrude grows tired of Alice's lack of panache for telling her perspective of their story. Gertrude tries to hijack the play; but is silenced when Alice confronts her about her relationship with May Bookstaver and the manuscripts and love letters May inspired. The musical ends with Alice alone, 21 years after Gertrude's death."

The cast features Joanna Glushak (Sweet Smell of Success, Les Misérables) as Alice and Carolann Page (Asylum, Blood On The Dining Room Floor) as Gertrude. The ensemble members (who play multiple roles, including men) include Suzanne Grodner, Lorinda Lisitza, Natalie Moore, Marci Reid and Kristie Dale Sanders.

Ted Sod's musical Gay Grimms was recently read at The York Theatre Company as part of its developmental reading series. Visit www.tedsod.com. Lisa Koch is a singer, songwriter and performer whose work blends comedy, theatre and music. She produces, writes and performs all over the country and is based in Seattle. Visit www.heylisa.com.

Admission to the 7:30 PM March 26 presentation is free, at 155 Bank Street. For more information call Peccadillo Theater Company at (212) 561-9635 or visit www.thepeccadillo.com.

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