On Oct. 4, the singer-actress will offer Shameless! The Life and Times of Laura Bell Bundy at Joe's Pub. Produced by Lynn Shaw, the 9:30 PM concert will be directed by Jamie McGonnigal with musical direction by John McMahon. According to production notes, Shameless! tells the story of "love and devotion, bitterness and betrayal. From Britney Spears and Natalie Portman understudying her in Ruthless, to performing in two of Broadway's biggest hits, the show will provide a bit of insight into her blond ambition." Cabaretgoers can expect to hear original tunes as well as songs from Bundy's theatre outings.
Laura Bell Bundy created the role of Amber von Tussle in the Broadway cast of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray. Recently the standby for Kristin Chenoweth's Glinda in Wicked, Bundy received Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance as Tina Denmark in Off-Broadway's Ruthless. Her other theatrical credits include Gypsy, Damn Yankees, Grease!, Pajama Game and The Sound of Music. On screen Bundy has been seen in "Guiding Light," "Jumanji," "Life with Mikey," "Adventures of Huck Finn," "Home Improvement," "Strangers with Candy" and "Curtis Court."
Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. For tickets, visit www.telecharge.com. Those wishing to dine before the show should make reservations at (212) 539-8778.