PHOTO CALL: Alan Palmer as the Fabulous Divas of Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Alan Palmer as the Fabulous Divas of Broadway Actor-choreographer Alan Palmer can currently be seen impersonating no fewer than 18 of Broadway's greatest leading ladies in his one-man show Fabulous Divas of Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre.
Fabulous Divas... creator and star Alan Palmer
Fabulous Divas... creator and star Alan Palmer Photo by Josef Reiter

Divas, which Palmer also conceived and created, played an extended run in Los Angeles before moving to its current midtown Manhattan home, only blocks away from the Broadway theatres where his various divas originally made their names. The show officially opens Feb. 27 following previews that began Feb. 13. The engagement is open-ended.

Described by press notes as "a fast-paced musical journey of one man's love of musical theatre and the amazing women that have made their mark on Broadway," Palmer's work "brings to life such legends as Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews and Chita Rivera and such Tony-winning stars of today as Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth and Beth Leavel, all while performing 25 songs in each lady's singular style."

Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Visit www.fabdivas.com for further information and a performance schedule.

Below are some shots of Palmer as just a few of the divas audiences can expect to see portrayed:

Alan Palmer's Hairspray interpretation
Palmer's "Chita Rivera" in Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Palmer as Ethel Merman
Palmer's "Carol Channing"
Palmer as Liza Minnelli
The man beneath the wigs: Alan and his "girls" backstage

All photos by Josef Reiter