Drag and Lounge Meet Again as Kiki & Herb: Coup de Théatre Plays NYC, Starting April 25

News   Drag and Lounge Meet Again as Kiki & Herb: Coup de Théatre Plays NYC, Starting April 25 They have played New York City before with productions of Jesus Wept and There's a Stranger in the Manger! Now the team of Kiki and Herb return with what is described as "the definitive work" in Kiki & Herb: Coup de Théatre.
Poster art for Kiki & Herb: Coup de Th
Poster art for Kiki & Herb: Coup de Th (Photo by Robert Risko)

The production, directed by Scott Elliott, will begin performances April 25 for an open ended run at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The opening night is set for May 7.

Kiki & Herb's fans include names like Sandra Bernhard, Kevin Costner and Gloria Steinem. This kooky cabaret couple bring their latest show to New York under the auspices of WestBeth Entertainment in association with Steven M. Levy.

Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman created Kiki & Herb in 1993 and have been embodying their respective alter-egos ever since in various shows. Coup de Théatre combines a book by Bond with musical direction by Mellman. The infamous duo 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 "drag"s us through those unforgettable moments, her shy straight man accompanist Herb tickles the ivories. The playlist includes a mix of tunes like Styx's "Come Sail Away" and Suede's "Big Time" and hits by Radiohead, Eminem and The Association.

The design team include Derek McLane (set), Jason Lyons (lighting), Marc Happel (costume) and Ken Travis (sound).

For tickets to Kiki & Herb: Coup de Théatre at the Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce Street, call (212) 239-6200.