The beloved downtown song-and-booze cabaret act will hit the famed stage for a one-night stint between their upcoming gigs in Sydney and London. Production spokespersons could not confirm any details at press time. The duo made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 in an evening titled Kiki & Herb Will Die For You.
Currently on tour with Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway, the artists will next perform as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Oct. 22-24.
An Oct. 26-Nov. 10 stint at the Sydney Opera House and a one-night London show Dec. 19 at Shepherds Bush Empire will precede a Washington, D.C. run, March 6-23, 2008, at Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre.
Following their Off-Broadway run of Coup de Theatre, Kiki & Herb took to the stage of Carnegie Hall for a special one-night "farewell performance." That Sept. 19, 2004, performance was recorded and released on the Evolver label. They have since played a national tour, Broadway and Joe's Pub, among other venues. Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman created Kiki & Herb in 1992 and have been embodying their respective alter-egos ever since in various shows. The infamous twosome make their way through a number of songs, occasionally taking the off ramp into the brash and boozy bio of the "septuagenarian" (as her press release states) Kiki. As she "drags" us through those unforgettable moments, her shy straight man accompanist Herb tickles the ivories. Previous works include Jesus Wept and There's a Stranger in the Manger!