Playbill On-Line has learned that Stephen Temperley's two-hander will feature Kaye as famed coloratura Florence Foster Jenkins and musical director Jack Lee as her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon. Souvenir examines Jenkins' career as well as her relationship with accompanist McMoon. Vivian Matalon will direct the production, which plays the York Nov. 23, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005.
Judy Kaye played the role of Rosie in the Broadway company of Mamma Mia!, a part for which she received a 2002 Tony Award nomination. Kaye won the Tony for her performance as Carlotta in the New York production of The Phantom of the Opera and also received a Theatre World Award for her work in On the Twentieth Century. Kaye also starred on Broadway in Ragtime, and her two solo recordings are titled "Diva by Diva" and "Songs from the Silver Screen."
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