Next up at NY's Queens Theatre In The Park (Q-TIP), a revised revival of Steve Allen's Seymour Glick Is Alive But Sick (Nov. 12-16), which the comedian/composer is updating.
First staged in 1980 as a cabaret piece at the St. Regis Hotel, Glick takes a satirical look at the music biz. Directed by Andy Rogow, Glick will travel to a South Florida theatre for an extended run. Starring in the show are Louis Silver (in the Allen role), Oscar Cheda, Margot Moreland and Heather Jane Rolff. Gary Waldman is producing.
Best known as a TV talk-show host, Allen starred in the film The Benny Goodman Story and has also composed hundreds of songs.
Other shows slated for the Q-TIP season include:
Molly Picon's Return Engagement (Dec. 17-21), about the beloved Yiddish actress and comedienne.
The Prince And The Pauper, with a book & score by Neil Berg based on Mark Twain's novel. (Nov. 28-30). The Off-Broadway company of Maripat Donovan & Vicki Quade's Late Nite Catechism (Dec. 6-7).
American Place Theatre's Coming Through (Jan. 14-Feb. 1, 1998).
Princess Grace And The Fazzaris (starring Lois Nettleton), about an Italian family whose daughter is getting married on the same day as Princess Grace. (Feb. 11-22, 1998).
Fires In The Mirror (Feb. 20-March 1, 1998), Anna Deavere Smith's look at the Crown Heights riots, courtesy of Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory.
Chicago City Limits will play one show, March 7, 1998.
The Barry Sisters, based on the real-life Yiddish singing group. The remaining Barry Sister is working on the book for this musical, due April 1-5, 1998.
The Off-Broadway company of Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back (May 2-3, 1998).
Also scheduled for Q-TIP are cabaret legends Barbara Cook (Dec. 27); and Earth Kitt (April 25, 1998).
For tickets ($15-$19) and information on shows at Queens Theatre In The Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, near the Queens Museum), call (718) 760-0064.
-- By David Lefkowitz