The Hebrew Hillbilly: Country Meets Kosher in One-Woman Show
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The last date listed for The Hebrew Hillbilly was Monday July 28, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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Hello Big Apple. Are you ready for The Hebrew Hillbilly? I know I loved it. Shelley Fisher is the total package. She's beatiful, she's funny, and WHOA, can this lady sing. Whether she's belting out the Blues or tearing at your heart in Somewhere to Come From, you will be captivated by her gritty performance. The 14 original songs she and her brilliant musical co-writers, Harold Payne and Ken Hirsch, have written will stay with you well after you leave the theatre. I can't wait to see her again.
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As a New Yorker I must admit I am a bit jaded when it comes to theatrical experiences. The name The Hebrew Hillbilly intrigued me. I was shocked, pleasantly surprised, and blown away by the power of this musical yet poignant comedy Shelley...
Quotes & Highlights
Read “A Rare Southern Gem,” an interview with Shelley Fisher, here.
This one-woman show chronicles Shelley Fisher’s life in and out of the music business. Growing up Jewish in the deep South with a flamboyant mother who frowned on her dating the local redneck boys, this Hebrew Hillbilly begins singing as a little girl and never stops. From her early years as a blonde bombshell, through her current incarnation as The Memphis Belle of L.A., Fisher has ridden a show business rollercoaster that slows down just long enough for her audience to climb aboard for the ride. Travel along on this deeply personal yet universally appealing funny and tragic journey of Delta dreams, detours and determinations. The production is directed by Chris DeCarlo and produced by Debra Ehrhardt, with music by Kenneth Hirsch, Harold Payne and Shelley Fisher.
About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo Playhouse
Under the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.
The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.
15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included “Battery” Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy “Beau James” Walker, known as “The night Mayor” due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.
The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920’s, and in the 60’s operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.