Singer-performer Varla Jean Merman, the rumored love child of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman, back in New York following the "World Tour" of her autobiographical one woman show, Enough About Me, will review her life in The Very Worst of Varla Jean Merman, arriving at Fez May 6-20. Michael Schiralli (Eli's Comin') directs.
Having traveled the world in search of fame and fortune, Merman discovered the most painful truth of all: the truth about herself. This show promises a revue of the Varla Jean glimpsed in her previous outings I, Who Have Nothing, Peel Me A Grape, Varla Jean Merman: A Christmas Concert, Varla Jean Merman Is The Bad Seedling and Enough About Me.
Merman is the creation of Jeffrey T. Roberson, who has appeared on Broadway in Chicago and in cabaret opposite Betty Buckley singing excerpts from Carrie. He won a 1997 Bistro Award and a 1998 Mac Award.
Tickets are $15. Fez is located at 380 Lafayette Street at Great Jones. For reservations, call (212) 533-2680.
-- By Christine Ehren