Pressley to Star in "Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?"

By Andrew Gans
10 Jan 2007

Brenda Pressley
Brenda Pressley
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Brenda Pressley, who received an Outer Critics Circle Award for her work in Off-Broadway's And the World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb, will star in "Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?" A True Story of London in the 1960's.

Michael Greif will direct the one-night-only presentation at Joe's Pub on Jan. 15. Show time is 7 PM.

"Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?" is a new work from Adrienne Kennedy and her son, Adam P. Kennedy. The production, according to press notes, "chronicles [Adrienne Kennedy's] search for fame and fortune in 1960's London, where she encountered Laurence Olivier, James Baldwin, Ricki Houston, various British writers and, of course, the Beatles."

Adrienne Kennedy is the recipient of three Village Voice Obie Awards for her plays Funnyhouse of a Negro, June and Jean in Concert and Sleep Deprivation Chamber. She co-authored the latter with son Adam P. Kennedy, who is the CEO of Kennedy Promotions LLC. The Signature Theatre Company also devoted its 1995-1996 season to Adrienne Kennedy's work.

On Broadway Brenda Pressley was seen in Cats, Dreamgirls and The Moony Shapiro Songbook, and her Off-Broadway credits include Blues in the Night and Marvin's Room. Among Pressley's film and TV credits are roles in "Brewster Place," "Daddy's Girl," "New York Undercover," "Twisted" and "It Could Happen to You."



Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets, priced at $20, are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting www.joespub.com.