Who Am I?, a Tribute to Petula Clark's Songs, Begins NYC Cabaret Run May 7

News   Who Am I?, a Tribute to Petula Clark's Songs, Begins NYC Cabaret Run May 7
Irish actress and singer Maxine Linehan sings songs from the career of British star Petula Clark in the new Manhattan cabaret show, Who Am I?, to play four Thursdays in May starting May 7.
Maxine Linehan of Who Am I?
Maxine Linehan of Who Am I?

Expect infectious pop songs such as "Downtown," "Don't Sleep in the Subway," "Call Me" and "I Know a Place" as well as theatre and film songs with which Clark is associated ("Old Devil Moon," "Walk Through the World," "Tell Me It's Not True," among others).

"A tribute to international recording artist Petula Clark, the fun-filled cabaret charts the course of Ms. Clark's career from her early recordings in the 1940s through her mega stardom in the 1960s to her award-winning performances on Broadway in the 1990s," according to production notes.

In addition to her pop career, Clark (born in 1932) found success in musical theatre, appearing in Sunset Boulevard, The Sound of Music and Blood Brothers, as well as in the musical films "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" and "Finian's Rainbow."

Gerald Stockstill is musical director and arranger. Kelly McGee directs. The show includes one original song — "What Would Petula Do?" — by Stockstill and lyricist Kenneth Jones.

Who Am I? plays the Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café on West 42nd Street. The room was the site of Linehan's 2008 appearance in Tell Me on a Sunday, the U.S. premiere of a cabaret-theatre version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman mini-musical about a British hat designer. Linehan is a 2007 MAC Award nominee for her cabaret debut So Far… She most recently appeared in the American premiere of the play, The Mushroom Pickers. Who Am I? includes backup vocalists Julie Rogelstad and Kami Graves and musicians Andrew Koss (lead guitar), Patrick Shaw (bass guitar) and Dave De Riso (drums).

Performances are every Thursday in May (May 7, 14, 21 and 28) at 7 PM. Tickets are $20 for all performances plus a $15 food and beverage minimum at the theatre. Tickets may be purchased on www.theatermania.com or reserved at (212) 695-6909.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre at The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd Street.

For more information visit www.maxinelinehan.com.

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