With Eyes in Love plays 9:30 PM Jan. 16 and 21.
The show "explores the complex view of life and love as found in the songs of Rufus Wainwright, re-arranged, re-examined and re-told from the female perspective of Angela Scollo."
Music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell's arrangements put a fresh spin on pop writer Wainwright's music. Technical direction is by Shane Mathews. Stephen Bel Davies directs. Campbell is the new music supervisor and arranger of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Company directed by Broadway Sweeney Todd director John Doyle. Bass player Taylor Hollyer sweetens the Scollo shows.
With Eyes in Love: The Songs of Rufus Wainwright was earlier seen in four performances at Helen's Dec. 2 & 9 and Dec. 3 & 10.
Scollo's cabaret shows include One Night Stand at Dillon's, Shut Up And Sing and The Feral Woman at Don't Tell Mama and The Duplex. Her theatre credits include Austin's Bridge, a new musical by Bill C. Davis (Mass Appeal) at the Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut; Trina in Falsettos and The Wife in In Trousers (the first time the two shows were performed together in New York City) at the Duplex. She has also appeared in productions of The Secret Garden, Man of La Mancha, Godspell and Working, as well as Will: As In Shakespeare, Blue Window, Rivals, The Long Christmas Dinner and Samuel Beckett's Play. Wainwright is one of today's most critically acclaimed singer-songwriters, known for his unique brand of "baroque pop-rock." The son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Wainwright came to prominence after his song "I'm A-Runnin'" appeared in the movie "Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller," garnering him a 1989 Genie Award for Best Original Song. An early demo found itself in the hands of Dream Works exec Lenny Waronker, leading to the release of his first album "Rufus Wainwright," acclaimed by Rolling Stone as one of the best albums of the year." His second album, "Poses," brought similar acclaim.
The Hideaway Room at Helen's is located at 169 Eighth Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets in New York City. The show has a cover of $15 ($10 for AEA, MAC, Yale, Student, Hotline people) with a $15 food/drink minimum.
For reservations or club information, call (212) 206-0609 or visit www.helensnyc.com.