Hairspray Star Performs in Laura and Amber at NYC's Fez, July 21

News   Hairspray Star Performs in Laura and Amber at NYC's Fez, July 21 Laura Bell Bundy, who originated the role of Amber Von Tussle in Broadway's Hairspray, teams up with musical partner Amber Rhodes in Laura and Amber at the downtown music venue Fez, July 21 and 28.
Laura Bell Bundy
Laura Bell Bundy

The longtime friends — from their days in Lexington, Kentucky, back in the 1980s — chart their careers, from school plays to beauty pageants to concerts. The music in the show is described as "pop, pop/country, or country/pop" in the vein of Leann Rimes or Shania Twain with a "dab of Carole King and Linda Ronstandt.

Bundy originated the role of Tina Denmark — at the age of six — in Ruthless! She has also played Dainty June in Gypsy opposite Betty Buckley and Deborah Gibson and in The Sound of Music with Marie Osmond. Screen credits include "Jumanji," "Strangers With Candy" and "Guiding Light."

Rhodes delved into songwriting as Bundy made her way into acting. She penned most of the songs in Laura and Amber and works for Stray Dog Music as a songwriter for artists in New York, Nashville, the UK and Germany.

For tickets to Laura and Amber at the Fez, under the Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette Street (at Great Jones Street), call (212) 533-2680.