Shelly Burch Offers Equity Discount to Her Second Coming March 2

News   Shelly Burch Offers Equity Discount to Her Second Coming March 2 The Metropolitan Room engagement of Shelly Burch's cabaret show Second Coming, in which the Nine and "One Life to Live" actress sings about her career, has a special ticket price for members of Actors' Equity for the March 2 performance.

Actors showing their union card at the door can get into the 7 PM Monday final performance for $15. The two-drink minimum still applies.

Second Coming chronicles Burch's struggle as a young performer (and new Equity member), and she wanted to invite her fellow cardholders to see her performance at a discounted rate.

Burch received critical acclaim as the original Claudia in the musical Nine, directed by Tommy Tune. Now some 20 years later, she returns to New York and the cabaret scene, in her brand-new entertainment, Second Coming, directed by husband Martin Charnin.

The majority of the evening's songs are by Charnin. Additional material for the evening has been written by Burch's musical director, Keith Levenson. The evening will also include a bit of Jule Styne, Vernon Duke, Maury Yeston and Ira Gershwin.

The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street. For reservations, call (212) 206-0440. Visit www.metropolitanroom.com. *

In January, Burch co-starred in the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics and Lyricists concert, Rodgers &…, directed and created by Charnin.

Second Coming began performances Feb. 25.

"This new act takes a musical look at the many aspects of love — from those exciting first moments made in a new relationship, to the choices a woman makes as she confronts a career and children, to the wonderful calm that comes when love is allowed to enter one's life, with no holds barred and no questions asked…when love and love alone becomes the answer," according production notes.

Born in Tucson, AZ, Burch arrived in New York, after Carnegie Mellon, and immediately garnered leads on Broadway; opposite Sammy Davis, Jr. in his Stop the World at Lincoln Center, and then Star to Be and Lily in Annie for two seasons. She starred in Nine and after eight months, ABC signed her to play the devilish Delila on "One Life to Live."

During her eight-year TV stint, she performed at such clubs as Greene Street, the Duplex and Blues Alley.

Burch was Julie in Show Boat at the Paper Mill Playhouse. The performance was filmed for Great Performances by PBS.

In the 1990s, she moved to Orlando, married and had three children. She sang in concerts with the Orlando Philharmonic and played Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and Patsy Cline in a one-woman show about the celebrated country singer.

At the end of the '90s, she became a single mom and in 2004 she reunited personally and professionally with her Annie director, Martin Charnin. Together, their collaboration has brought her back to New York, via Orlando and Seattle, where they did such projects as Robin Hood, Mata Hari, Later Life, Incurably Romantic (a six-week run at Seattle’s famous club Crepe de Paris) and Shadowlands. She also played Joanne in the Fifth Avenue Theatre's production of Company as well as co-starred in Annie Warbucks for Showtunes.