D'Angora Reprises Divas I've Done at the Beechman Jan. 24; Cates Guests

News   D'Angora Reprises Divas I've Done at the Beechman Jan. 24; Cates Guests
To celebrate his 30th birthday, actor Tom D'Angora reprises his 2004 Backstage Bistro Award-winning show Divas I've Done Jan. 24 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Tom D'Angora
Tom D'Angora

D'Angora will be joined onstage by Noel Cody, Christine Gonzales, Alex Kissel and Sally Schwab as Princess Diana. The evening features direction by Michael Duling and musical direction by Tracy Stark with Ken Benshish on drums. Show time is 8 PM. Divas I've Done, which was penned by D'Angora, recounts the actor's "tales of stalking Jane Eyre's Marla Schaffel, overindulging in Fran Drescher memorabilia on Ebay, seeing Maya Days in Aida 32 times, and rediscovering his love for Little Shop's Ellen Greene. Through tributes, original parodies, standards, and unforgettable stories Tom guides the audience through an outrageous evening that turns into a ridiculous contest to decide who the number one diva should be." Wicked's Kristy Cates is the evening's special guest "diva."

Divas I've Done played sold-out runs in Los Angeles, Boston, Provincetown, and 21 weeks Off-Broadway. The cabaret act won the 2004 Backstage Bistro Award for Best Musical Comedy. Among the "divas" who have joined D'Angora onstage are Marla Schaffel, Maya Days, Ellen Greene, Christine Pedi, Kristy Cates, Natalie Joy Johnson and Jennifer Rae Beck.

The Laurie Beechman Theater is located within the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street. There is a $12 cover charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 695-6909. For more information visit www.tomdangora.com.

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