According to a press spokesman, during previews disagreements arose concerning the content of the book, and director and co-creator Barry Levitt and the actresses—who include B.J. Crosby, Nina Hennessey, Terri Klausner and Deborah Tranelli—experienced "creative difference."
A new director is being sought.
The revue was co-conceived by Brenda and Barry Levitt and written by Brenda Levitt. Barry Levitt was the producing artistic director of the 92nd Street Y's "Lyrics and Lyricists" concert series from 1997 to 2003.
Featured are songs by theatre tunesmiths Nora Bayes, Bett Comden, Dorothy Fields and Carolyn Leigh; cabaret vocalists Peggy Lee, Billie Holliday and Edith Piaf; pop singers Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Carly Simon, Donna Summer and others.
Tunes include "The Way We Were" (Marilyn Bergman), "Natural Woman" (King), "God Bless the Child" (Holiday), "A Good Day" (Lee) "The Way You Look Tonight" (Fields), "La Vie en Rose" (Edith Piaf) and "America the Beautiful," written by one Katharine Lee Bates. Tickets are $40 and are on sale through TheaterMania.com at (212) 352-3101 or online at www.theatermania.com.