Rita Gardner's Try to Remember Begins Limited Engagement at the Metropolitan Room Sept. 9

News   Rita Gardner's Try to Remember Begins Limited Engagement at the Metropolitan Room Sept. 9
Rita Gardner, known for creating the role of The Girl in the original production of the long-running Off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks, brings her show, Try to Remember: A Look Back at Off-Broadway, to the Metropolitan Room for five nights only, beginning Sept. 9.

Rita Gardner
Rita Gardner Photo by Bob Newey

The concert act, directed by Barry Kleinbort, plays Sept. 9-10 at 7 PM, Sept. 16 at 9:30 PM and Sept. 17-18 at 7 PM.

Try to Remember is a look back at Gardner’s career Off-Broadway. According to press notes, "Featuring [music from] such composers as Kurt Weill, Stephen Schwartz, Jerry Herman, Marvin Hamlisch, Marc Blitzstein, Jacques Brel, and, of course, her Fantasticks’ collaborators, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, the show brings to vivid life the dramatic and musical richness and diversity of the era."

The production features musical direction by Alex Rybeck, musical staging by Pamela Sousa and additional dialogue by Ken Friedman.

Gardner has been seen on Broadway in A Family Affair, Pal Joey, Ben Franklin in Paris, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Ari, Morning's at Seven and The Wedding Singer. Her Off-Broadway credits include Taking My Turn, Jacques Brel, Steel Magnolias and The Cradle Will Rock, among others.

The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 206-0440. For more information, visit www.metropolitanroom.com.

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