B'way's Hoty, Mayes and Opel at NY's Rainbow Room, to Mar. 28

News   B'way's Hoty, Mayes and Opel at NY's Rainbow Room, to Mar. 28
 
In the '30s, the New Orleans vocal trio known as the Boswell Sisters was hot -- so hot that the three stunning young women in the group inspired the Andrew Sisters. But the trio is all but unknown today.

In the '30s, the New Orleans vocal trio known as the Boswell Sisters was hot -- so hot that the three stunning young women in the group inspired the Andrew Sisters. But the trio is all but unknown today.

Now, three Broadway divas -- Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies and next season's Footloose), Sally Mayes (She Loves Me) and Nancy Opel (Triumph of Love) -- are re-creating the sisters' closely harmonized blend of music in a revue, "Rhythm on the Rainbow: The Hot Harmonies of the Boswell Sisters," at the nightclub Rainbow & Stars in NY's famed Rainbow Room.

But you better make tracks to Rockefeller Center, because the revue ends Sat. Mar. 28.

Hoty, Mayes and Opel play the siblings -- Connee (who went on to a solo career and whose honeyed sound can be heard on many an old radio broadcast at NY's Museum of TV & Radio), Martha and "Vet" -- and perform 20 songs associated with the trio including "Heebie Jeebies," "When I Take My Sugar to Tea," "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Yes Sir, That's My Baby."

The revue's co-creators are Stuart Ross and Mark Hampton. Shows are at 8:30 and 11 PM. Cover for both shows is $40 and dinner is required for the early show. For more information, call (212) 632-5000.

-- By Rebecca Paller

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