Rosie O'Donnell and Martha Stewart are two of the subjects spoofed in Nancy Holson's Emmy Award-winning satire News in Revue, which will be performed at New York's Babalu Night Club Oct. 26-Nov. 3.
A staple in the Berkshires for the past decade, the news spoof begins with "The Wheel of Parody," which determines the evening's first target. Topics for the show's musical numbers include Presidential wannabes, the Catholic Church, internet dating, global warming and the upcoming political election.
Presented by Holson Productions, News in Revue is directed by writer Holson, with choreography and co-direction by Jay Falzone. Jason Lofreddo is the production's musical director. Holson created News in Revue in 1991. The show played 120 performances Off-Broadway during the 1992 election and was subsequently performed on PBS stations, garnering 15 Emmy nominations and five wins. The New York company will include Falzone, Jason Levinson, Andrea McCormick, Rebecca Young and musical director Lofreddo.
The performance schedule for News in Revue follows: Oct. 26 (8 PM), Oct. 27 (3 PM), Oct. 28 (5 PM), Nov. 1 (8 PM), Nov. 2 (8 PM) and Nov. 3 (3 PM). Babalu is located in New York City at 323 W. 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Tickets are priced at $45 and are available by calling (212) 352-3101.
—By Andrew Gans