Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches to Play San Fran's Plush Room

By Andrew Gans
06 Feb 2007

Leslie Kritzer
Leslie Kritzer

While she is in San Francisco appearing in the Broadway-bound musical Legally Blonde at the Golden Gate Theatre, Leslie Kritzer will offer three performances of her acclaimed cabaret act at the Empire Plush Room.

Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches will be presented at the intimate cabaret located within the York Hotel Feb. 23 at 11 PM, Feb. 25 at 7 PM and Feb. 26 at 8 PM. Ben Rimalower directs.

In Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, the young actress re-creates LuPone's now-legendary concerts at the now-defunct New York nightspot Les Mouches. LuPone's original musical director, David Lewis, returns as musical director for Kritzer's evenings, which utilize the show's original arrangements. Concertgoers can expect to hear such LuPone signature tunes as "Meadowlark," "Rainbow High" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" as well as "Because the Night," "Love for Sale," "Downtown," "Not While I'm Around" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."

Leslie Kritzer has been seen on Broadway in Hairspray and Off-Broadway in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Bat Boy and Godspell. Her other theatrical credits include the national tour of Hairspray and regional productions of Funny Girl and Grease. Director Ben Rimalower helmed the Off-Broadway production of Joy as well as the all-star benefit concert of Snoopy.

The Empire Plush Room in The York Hotel is located at 940 Sutter Street in San Francisco, CA. For reservations call (415) 885-6800 or visit www.ticketweb.com.



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Legally Blonde will end its pre-Broadway tryout Feb. 25. Previews begin at Broadway's Palace Theatre April 3 before an opening on April 29.