International theatre artist Gay Marshall, seen on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Chorus Line, brings her original show, Gay's Paree, to downtown’s alternative supper club Pangea beginning October 18. Show times are 7 PM October 18 and 25 and November 2 and 9.
Musical director Ian Herman is featured on piano.
“Marshall’s real-life experiences of singing all over Paris,” according to press notes, “to varying degrees of adventure, delight and misery, unfold through songs by Charles Aznavour, Boris Vian, Francis Lemarque, Dave Frishberg, Jacques Brel, and Edith Piaf in both French and English, featuring Marshall’s own English adaptations. From the streets, to dives and chic cabarets and nightclubs, boats on the Seine, private concerts and splendid theaters, Gay’s Paree includes stories of some of Marshall’s most interesting encounters in the City of Light.”
Marshall starred as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line on Broadway, a role she left to move to Paris, where she married photographer and Man on Wire accomplice, Jean Louis Blondeau. She originated the role of Grizabella in the French production of Cats. Her one-woman show, If I Were Me…, was voted #2 On The Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Marshall’s first show about Édith Piaf, La Vie l’Amour, played successful engagements at The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Dayton’s Victory Theater and The Missouri Rep. Marshall’s Fringe show and her runs in The Baker’s Wife at Goodspeed, The Paper Mill Playhouse and The York Theatre led her back to New York, where she re-captured the attention of New York audiences with her performance in the Zipper Theater’s revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris. Her 2008 recording, Gay Marshall sings Piaf La Vie L’Amour, was named to the Billboard Top World Album chart as a #12 Hot Shot debut.
Pangea is in the East Village at 178 Second Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/2604924 or call (212) 995-0900.
(Updated October 18, 2016)