Jacques Brel Star Gay Marshall Will Celebrate Songs of Leonard Cohen in Downtown NYC Engagement

Cabaret & Concert News   Jacques Brel Star Gay Marshall Will Celebrate Songs of Leonard Cohen in Downtown NYC Engagement
 
Performances will begin April 5 at Pangea.
Gay Marshall
Gay Marshall

Theatre artist Gay Marshall, seen on Broadway in the original production of A Chorus Line, will celebrate the work of Leonard Cohen in Back on Boogie Street in April at New York City's Pangea.

Performances will take place April 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7:30 PM. Ross Patterson is musical director.

Marshall, a premiere interpreter of the music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, said in a statement, “I had never thought of singing his repertoire, but then I immersed myself in his records and the glorious variety of melodies and messages hit me like a lightning bolt. I was hooked. The process became a fascinating discovery of an exceptional artist who turned out to be surprisingly shy and funny, while introducing me to other remarkable musician-singers, like his sublime longtime collaborator Sharon Robinson.”

Marshall starred as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line on Broadway, a role she left to move to Paris, where she married photographer and Man on Wire accomplice Jean Louis Blondeau. She originated the role of Grizabella in the French production of Cats. Marshall’s first show about Édith Piaf, La Vie l’Amour, played successful engagements at The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Dayton’s Victory Theater, and The Missouri Rep. Marshall’s Fringe show and her runs in The Baker’s Wife at the Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, and York Theatre Company led her back to New York, where she starred in the Zipper Theater’s revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris.

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Pangea is in the East Village at 178 Second Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, visit PangeaNYC.com or call (212)995-0900.

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