Michael Montel directs the new show, which offers "Broadway's take on New York City's fabled neuroses," 3 PM May 6-7. The fifth cabaret in the Museum's "Perform" series, Crazy Rhythms is inspired by the Museum's new exhibition "On the Couch: Cartoons from The New Yorker," marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud. The show features the music of George and Ira Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, and Stephen Sondheim, including songs from Lady in the Dark, Guys and Dolls, Nine, and Follies, along with such novelties as Kurt Weill's "Psychiatry Song," Frank Loesser's "Adelaide's Lament," and two Gershwin rarities.
The cabaret will star Judy Blazer (Titanic, Me and My Girl, Bernarda Alba), Gregg Edelman (Wonderful Town, 1776, Into the Woods), Mark Richard Ford (Rent, Dreamgirls), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie). Written and directed by Michael Montel, the performance is music directed by Lawrence Yurman.
Admission is $10 for Museum members, seniors, and students and $15 for general public. For reservations, call (212) 534-1672 ext. 3395 or order tickets online at www.mcny.org.