Jennifer Leigh Warren Stars in Diamonds Are Forever June 16-18; Richard Jay-Alexander Directs

News   Jennifer Leigh Warren Stars in Diamonds Are Forever June 16-18; Richard Jay-Alexander Directs
 
Chris Isaacson and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center present Jennifer Leigh Warren in Diamonds Are Forever: The Songs of Dame Shirley Bassey June 16-18 at The Renberg Theatre in Hollywood.

Jennifer Leigh Warren
Jennifer Leigh Warren Photo by Tye Jakobs

Richard Jay-Alexander, who has helmed acclaimed concerts for Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters, directs. The production also features a full band, custom gowns designed by Ali Rahimi at Mon Atelier and musical direction by Kenneth Crouch.

In a previous statement director Jay-Alexander said, "The musicianship, bombast and theatrics of the beloved and iconic Ms. Bassey, to me, seem a perfect match for the talents of Ms. Warren, who is also a force to be reckoned with, in her own right. The moment I sat down to lunch, in Los Angeles, with Chris and Jennifer and heard about what they were thinking of doing and how they envisioned it, I was in."

Diamonds Are Forever, according to press notes, "will not be an imitation or a life story of the great star, but a gentle nod to the brilliance of material, approach and unique delivery of some of the greatest material ever written. As everyone knows, great songs never go out of style … especially when stylishly presented!"

Jennifer Leigh Warren was the original Crystal in the Alan Menken/Howard Ashman hit Little Shop of Horrors; she was seen on Broadway in Big River.

Net proceeds benefit the Center's programs and services for homeless LGBT youth.

Show times are June 16-18 at 8 PM and June 19 at 7 PM.

Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood. For tickets, call the Box Office (323) 860-7300 or visit www.UprightCabaret.com/Events.

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