Taboo's McCartney Sings Songs of Rosemary Clooney Feb. 25 at the Beechman

News   Taboo's McCartney Sings Songs of Rosemary Clooney Feb. 25 at the Beechman Liz McCartney, of Broadway's Taboo and Mamma Mia!, debuts her new cabaret act Feb. 25 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Singer-actress Liz McCartney
Singer-actress Liz McCartney

McCartney will celebrate the life and music of the late "girl singer" Rosemary Clooney in her new show, which is titled Rosemary and Time: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Rosemary Clooney. Show time is 9:30 PM.

McCartney, who is not planning to impersonate Clooney, said in a statement, "I don't look like her, we're just trying to accurately honor her life and the music that she made famous...it's a lot of information and she led a fascinating life." Encore performances are set for March 2 at 7 PM, March 9 at 3 PM and March 31 at 7 and 9 PM.

McCartney will be joined onstage by "funny lady" Marcy McGuigan with Ray Fellman on piano, Greg Landes on percussion and Bill Ellison on bass.

Liz McCartney starred on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, Taboo, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and the short-lived musical Dance of the Vampires. She also spent nearly two years in the Boston production of Nunsense, and her regional credits include Paint Your Wagon, The Rocky Horror Show and Fifty Million Frenchmen. McCartney was recently seen Off-Broadway in the musical Bingo, in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Pirates! and the George Street Playhouse mounting of Souvenir.

Rosemary Clooney, forever immortalized in the film "White Christmas," was known for her interpretations of such classics as "Hey There," "Come On-A My House," "Bargain Day," "Botch-A-Me," "Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)," "From This Moment On," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," "Mambo Italiano," "Sisters" and more. Clooney died at the age of 74 in 2002. She was born in Maysville, KY. Clooney had struggled with lung cancer in her later years; a final 2001 concert was preserved on disc. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue. There is a $15 cover charge and a $15 food/drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 695-6909.