How Jerry Herman Got Me Through Analysis, Directed by Austin Pendleton, Will Play Don't Tell Mama
19 Sep 2013
How Jerry Herman Got Me Through Analysis, which is described as a "real-time therapy session infused by the music and lyrics of legendary songwriter Jerry Herman," will be presented at Don't Tell Mama Sept. 23 at 7:30 PM.
Starring and co-written by Eyal Sherf, the evening features direction by Austin Pendleton. An encore performance will be offered Sept. 30 at 7:30 PM.
In How Jerry Herman Got Me Through Analysis, press notes state, Sherf (Luft Gangster; the Drama Desk-nominated The Pirates of Penzance) and “therapist”-at-piano Stephen Borsuk "draw from the vast catalogue of the Kennedy Center Honoree to illuminate highs, low and (hopefully!) breakthroughs in the session."
Borsuk is also the musical director; parody lyrics were written by Matthew Hardy.
Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W. 46th Street. There is an $8 cover charge for the show along with a two-drink minimum. For reservations click here. Tickets may also be reserved by calling (212) 757-0788 after 4 PM.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.