LOS ANGELES -- The new musical The Last Session, by Jim Brochu and Steve Schalchin, has been extended at the Tiffany Theatre through Feb. 14, 1999, due to popular demand and wide critical acclaim.
Produced by Ronda Espy, Kim Espy, Bob-A-Lew Music, Michael Alden and Betty Barlia in association with Judy Arnold Productions, and presented by special arrangement with the Laguna Playhouse, The Last Session features Amy Coleman, P.M. Howard, Michele Mais, Joel Traywick and Bob Stillman.
The show comes off a lengthy Off-Broadway run, where Stillman and Coleman both starred.
The story is set in a recording studio where Gideon, a famous singer songwriter, is reunited with a group of musical friends to record what he has secretly planned to be his final album. The arrival of an unexpected stranger -- with right-wing religious beliefs about gays in particular -- turns the session into an emotional roller coaster.
A gala New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne toast and a midnight concert, featuring composer/lyricist Schalchlin and celebrity guests. $99 per couple or $50 for a single ticket. The Tiffany is located at 8532 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Call (310) 289-2999 for information. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent