Previews for the new comedy with music are scheduled to begin July 31 with an official opening Aug. 3. The production will play nine weeks through Sept. 30. Fischer portrays seven eccentric characters in Barbara’s Blue Kitchen, which is set in a local diner in Tennessee run by Barbara Jean. Scott Wakefield is also featured in the play as the voice of the local radio. The production boasts 12 original songs.
Performer-playwright Lori Fischer created the role of Lee in the musical Cowgirls and the role of Mary in the Westbeth Theatre Center’s production of The Life. She has also appeared in mountings of Talley’s Folly, Steel Magnolias and Violet. A published songwriter, she penned the top 40 country hit "It’s Easy for You" and the children’s CD/video "Pat the Bunny Sing With Me!"
The Lamb’s Theatre is located in Manhattan at 130 West 44th Street. Tickets, priced $30-$40, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. Visit www.lambstheatre.org for more information.