Regional theatre actor Brooke Davis, seen as Earth Mother in the St. Louis, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, New York, and Providence stagings of Menopause the Musical, brings her latest solo show to the Laurie Beechman Theatre (located within the West Bank Café, 407 West 42nd Street), beginning February 24.
Late to the Party, featuring musical director-arranger Darren R. Cohen on piano, is presented February 24 at 7 PM, February 25 at 4 PM, and March 1 at 7 PM. Barbara Grecki directs.
The show chronicles Davis’ journey as she chases her passion to become a performer in the Big Apple. “It’s about learning the ropes once she arrives in New York, coping with big city agents and auditions as well as humorous upheavals in family relationships,” according to press notes. “Davis also re-lives the ups-and-downs of her journey to the Big Apple—from a fairy tale childhood in Arizona filled with horseback riding and choir singing to becoming a suburban soccer mom, to spending a lifetime in the arts.”
A performer, producer, educator, and advocate, Davis created and produced children’s theatre with her own Arizona Stage Company as well as with Music Theatre Arizona. Her regional credits include Charon in Anger Box, Mama Morton in Chicago, and Charlotte in Beyond Therapy. She has appeared on screen in Orange Is the New Black, Law & Order, One Life to Live, and The Onion News Network.
There is a $25 cover charge and a $20 food/drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 352-3101 or visit BrookeDavis.com.
(Updated February 24, 2018)