Some brassy broads are coming to Richmond. Well, just one actually.
Kathy Halenda stars in the one-woman tribute show “The Brassy Broads of Broadway” at the Richmond Triangle Players theater at 1300 Altamont Avenue.
From the RTP:
Ms. Halenda — a raucous bundle of Ethel Merman, Bette Midler, Lainie Kazan and Carol Burnett, all rolled into one — takes you on a joyous journey showing why we love these women, and what a “broad” really is – strong, brazen, often inappropriate, yet also loving, warm and achingly vulnerable. She will be accompanied by Jose Simbulan on piano.
The “broads” featured in show include Mame Dennis from “Mame,” Mama Rose from “Gypsy,” Fanny Brice from “Funny Girl,” Dolly Levi from “Hello Dolly,” Reno Sweeney from “Anything Goes,” Miss Mona from “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” Annie Oakley from “Annie Get Your Gun” and Sally Bowles from “Cabaret” –with Ms. Halenda’s own special brand of zany playfulness tossed in.
“The Brassy Broads of Broadway” opens Wednesday, April 14 at 8 p.m. and will run Thursday through Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. For tickets, call the RTP box office at 804-346-8113 or rtriangle.org.
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