Klea Blackhurst in Everything the Traffic Will Allow
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Klea Blackhurst in Everything the Traffic Will Allow have expired.
The last date listed for Klea Blackhurst in Everything the Traffic Will Allow was Sunday April 25, 2010 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Eureka Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $15.00 - $30.00
- Our Price:
- $7.50 - $15.00
Theatre Rhino remounts its hit spring production of the acclaimed 2009 comedy The Habit of Art. Written by Britain's Alan Bennett, whose works include the award-winning Broadway hit The History Boys, this poignant yet raunchily funny play tells the story of the shattered friendship between poet W. H. Auden and composer Benjamin Britten. Examining the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and the ethics of biography itself, it reflects on growing old, on talent and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent. Met with wild acclaim upon its London debut in 2009, The Habit of Art is a complex and fascinating play about the intersection of creativity and desire. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Robert S.Red Velvet
view more less of this review
Not only was this a primer course in Ethel Merman's place in American Musical Theater History but also a tremendously enjoyable showcase of Miss Blackhurst's considerable talents. Klea is obviously one of the biggest Merman fans around. And now I'm one also. She was funny, charming, brassy with a gorgeous, powerful voice. Great stories, some undiscovered song gems...what's not to love!
Music and Lyrics by:
Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Ira & George Gershwin, Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, Dorothy Fields & Arthur Schwartz, and more…
Musical Arrangements & Supervision by Michael Rice
Musical Direction by Bruce Barnes
Author and performer Klea Blackhurst is best known for her acclaimed tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything the Traffic Will Allow, that has been charming audiences and critics alike nationwide since its New York debut in 2001. The production earned her a Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York magazine. The album was named one of the top ten show albums of 2002 by Talkin’ Broadway.com.
Klea next turned her passion for musical-theatre history toward the Broadway career of composer Vernon Duke and debuted Autumn in New York: Vernon Duke’s Broadway at New York’s Café Carlyle with a subsequent sold-out engagement at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. Klea’s concert appearances include Jerry Herman’s Broadway with Angela Lansbury at London’s Palladium Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein, _Oklahoma! _at London’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s 92nd Street Y (Leo Robin & Cole Porter), and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Klea’s theatre credits include: In New York – Bingo, By Jupiter, Radio Gals, Oil City Symphony; Regional – Call Me Madam, Chicago, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Red Hot and Blue, Anything Goes. Film: Andy Across the Water. TV and radio: Law and Order: SVU, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Sesame Street, A Prairie Home Companion.