The kooky cabaret couple bring their latest show to New York under the auspices of WestBeth Entertainment in association with Steven M. Levy.
Kiki and Herb have previously played New York City venues with productions of Jesus Wept and There's a Stranger in the Manger! Now the team of Kiki and Herb return with a guest list that has already included Sandra Bernhard, Boy George, Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo, Blondie's Deborah Harry, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Joan Rivers, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig), Isaac Mizrahi, Stephen Sondheim and Hairspray composer Scott Wittman.
The production, directed by Scott Elliott, began performances April 25 and opened May 7 for an open-ended run at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman created Kiki & Herb in 1993 and have been embodying their respective alter-egos ever since in various shows. Coup de Théatre combines a book by Bond with musical direction by Mellman. The infamous duo make their way through a number of songs, occasionally taking the off ramp into the brash and boozy bio of the "septuagenarian" (as her press release states) Kiki. As she "drag"s us through those unforgettable moments, her shy straight man accompanist Herb tickles the ivories. The playlist includes a mix of tunes like Styx's "Come Sail Away" and Suede's "Big Time" and hits by Radiohead, Eminem and The Association.
The design team include Derek McLane (set), Jason Lyons (lighting), Marc Happel (costume) and Ken Travis (sound). For tickets to Kiki & Herb: Coup de Théatre at the Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce Street, call (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit www.kikiandherb.com.