Mister Fabulous — Co-Created By Side Show's Russell — to Play the Beechman

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A new play with music entitled Mister Fabulous will play the Laurie Beechman Theatre Oct. 1 and 15 at 7 PM.

Co-created by Bill Russell and Steve Saari, the production features Saari in the title role with Michael Mahany as his love interest. Stephen Yearick has designed the costumes for Mister Fabulous.

"In the mid-seventies," read Mister Fabulous press notes, "a flamboyant entertainer known as Mister Fabulous displays his incredible prowess at the keyboard and his flair for outrageous costumes at the Galaxy Showroom of the Stardust Casino in Vegas. Backstage, he meets Tom, a handsome young man who becomes part of the glamorous life of hob-knobbing with celebrities and over-the-top spending. But can Mister Fabulous ever publicly acknowledge their increasingly intimate relationship?"

Mister Fabulous was previously titled My Liberace and debuted in November 2005 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.

Bill Russell, who wrote the book and lyrics for Side Show, also penned the book and lyrics for Off-Broadway's Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens and Pageant. His other book/lyric credits include Lucky Duck, Kept, Fourtune, The Texas Chainsaw Musical and Family Style.

Steve Saari is a pianist and conductor who has performed with the Radio City Rockettes, Vince Gill, Jackie Mason, Sandi Patti, Cheap Trick and George Beverly Shea. He has performed solo and with orchestras throughout the world and often plays for the Off-Broadway hit I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change as well as the new Broadway show Martin Short: Fame Become Me. His debut recording is titled "Variations on a Theme." Saari has earned degrees at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Belmont University and the Juilliard School. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. There is a $15 cover charge and a $15 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 695-6909 for reservations.

Saari and Mahany in <i>Mister Fabulous</i>
Saari and Mahany in Mister Fabulous
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