The singing actress will star in Anne Berlin and Andrew Bleckner's new one-person musical Howling Hilda Nov. 21. Show time at the intimate cabaret, located within the Public Theater, is 9:30 PM.
Set in 1957, on the eve of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ last season in New York, the new musical, according to Joe's Pub, "tells the story of Hilda Chester, the team’s greatest and most colorful fan. Thwarted in her dream to play baseball, she spent a lifetime cheering and became an institution at Ebbets Field, notorious for her clanging cowbells, frying pan and iron ladle."
Mary Testa, who played Melpomene and Medusa in Xanadu, has also been seen on Broadway in Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Barnum, Marilyn, The Rink, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, On the Town, Marie Christine and 42nd Street, earning Tony nominations for her work in On the Town and 42nd Street. Her other theatre credits include See What I Wanna See, String of Pearls, Lend Me a Tenor, The Vagina Monologues, The Wax, From Above (Obie Award), Lucky Stiff, In Trousers, Tartuffe and On the Town (Obie Award). Testa's screen credits include "Stay," "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding," "Sleepers," "Whoopi" and "Sex and the City."
For tickets, priced $18, visit www.Joespub.com.