Sam Harris' two-night benefit, "Revival," runs at the Bottom Line June 5 6. The shows will support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
"It's a concert theatre piece with a pop-gospel sensibility." Harris told Playbill On-Line.
As earlier reported, Liza Minnelli is producing Harris show from a hospital in Baltimore after being forced to cancel her own tour due to a hip ailment. Though frustrated that she had to step off stage, she is actively producing the "Revival" event for the Bottom Line stage.
"The show is sort of based on my new CD, which is called 'Revival,' but it's also a comment on what's going on socially," Harris said. "There's humor, neuroses and my attempt to find some peace within it all." Although "Revival" features a band, backup singers and dancers, Harris stresses that the "soul revue" is, in fact, a work in progress.
"We're building it up for a full production," Harris said. "When Broadway Cares gave us the opportunity, Liza and I decided to take what we had - and you have to realize, I don't really have two full acts yet -- and put it up. It's a chance to help make some money for something we love and to get something up in front of some people." -- By Murdoch McBride