A spokesperson for Ghostlight Records, a division of Sh-K-Boom Records, confirmed that the cabaret act — which features Kritzer re-creating Patti LuPone's now-legendary performances at the defunct New York nightspot Les Mouches — was recorded Jan. 3 and will be recorded again Jan. 6. No release date has been announced.
Kritzer's act, which re-creates word for word and note for note LuPone's performances at Les Mouches, was one of the surprise hits of the cabaret season. Several additional dates were added to her Joe's Pub engagement, and Kritzer will play her final performance at the intimate venue Jan. 6 at 11:30 PM before heading to San Francisco to begin rehearsals for the Broadway-bound musical Legally Blonde.
"Doing the show has been a blast," Kritzer recently told Playbill.com. "The show is so much fun, and the audiences have been amazing. There is nothing like a little Patti LuPone with a 1980s rock band. What else could you want? Oh, wait," she laughs, "of course, the white tuxedo. I would never be able to rock a white tuxedo just being Leslie."
LuPone's original musical director, David Lewis, returned as musical director for Kritzer's evenings, which utilize the show's original arrangements. Joy's Ben Rimalower directs. The show features such LuPone signature tunes as "Meadowlark," "Rainbow High" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" as well as "Because the Night," "Love for Sale," "Downtown," "Not While I'm Around" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."
Leslie Kritzer has been seen on Broadway in Hairspray and Off-Broadway in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Bat Boy and Godspell. Her other theatrical credits include the national tour of Hairspray and regional productions of Funny Girl and Grease. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets, priced at $25, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.joespub.com.