Sherie Rene Scott Will Bring Her Solo Show, Piece of Meat, to London
By Michael Gioia
Three-time Tony Award nominee Sherie Rene Scott, last seen on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, will bring her cabaret show, Piece of Meat, to the London Hippodrome for a three-night engagement Feb. 21-23.
The show was recently seen in its New York premiere at 54 Below in October 2012.
Piece of Meat, which features music direction by Todd Almond (Melancholy Play, We Always Have Lived In The Castle, On The Levee, Girlfriend) and staging by Michele Lynch, includes songs by Dire Straits, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox and Buddy Holly.
In Piece of Meat, Scott explores her personal struggle through song. "After over 26 years of the happy, healthy vegetarian [lifestyle] — never having been tempted — I suddenly found myself faced with the overwhelming desire for meat," she previously told Playbill.com. "This was obviously something I wanted to keep very private, and I was having a big internal struggle with, and so I wrote about it. And, as Todd and I worked together, just wanting to put a show together of songs that we loved and enjoyed playing, Todd noticed how much the songs reflected [my struggle]…
"This show is basically about all the investigating I did over this one piece of meat and how I felt like I had been a piece of meat at certain parts of my life. I identified with the meat. I identified with the animal and the prey, and I had compassion for that. To find myself on the other side, it was mind-blowing."
Scott was Tony-nominated for her performances in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Everyday Rapture and also received a nomination for the Best Book of Rapture. Her other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Aida, Rent, Grease and The Who's Tommy.
The Hippodrome is located at Cranbourn Street in Leicester Square, London. For more information and tickets, call 0207 769 8888 or visit SpeckulationEntertainment.com.
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