Brenda Bergman + David Ilku + Chris Tanner "The Oscar Party Special"
HAPPY * CRY * PRETTY is an 8-week performance series presented by TWEED TheaterWorks, Kevin Malony Artistic Director.
Join these 3 hilarious singers and comics for the Oscars, with commercial free entertainment! This promises to be an unforgettable Oscar celebration even if you don't care a damn about the nominees! There will be a live stream of the Oscars ceremony.
David's recent work includes a role on the TV show Difficult People, the Mad World of Miss Hathaway at the Wild Project and is a TWEED Theater Works staple character actor. Look for his first one man cabaret show, "How to Clear a Room" songs and sauce from the friable edge, at Sid Gold's Request Room in Chelsea.
Photo Credit: Stephen Elledge
This is what the writer Grady Hendrix has to say about Brenda:
At my wedding Brenda wanted to sing "Be My Baby" - why, I don't know. But when Brenda wants to sing something you just get out of her way. On the day of, she showed up three hours late, didn't have time to rehearse, stressed everyone to their limits and then at the end of the ceremony she burst out with "Be My Baby" and it was quite possibly the greatest version of that song ever unleashed in the history of music, like the cavalry charging to the rescue at the eleventh hour. Only 140 people heard this performance and it will never be repeated. Hell, Brenda probably couldn't sing it that way again. It's lost in time. But physicists say that electromagnetic waves never die, every transmission television, radio, wireless mics continues to travel through space at the speed of light, rolling out across the universe, forever. And somewhere, on some planet, one day this song will pass someone like a standing wave and they'll think, "Holy fuck. What is that voice? That voice sounds just like heaven."
Photo Credit: Steve White
During the last 10 years, Chris Tanner has worked and collaborated with JohnVaccaro, Sebastian Stuart, Everett Quinton, Lance Cruce, Julie Atlas Muz, Penny Arcade, Maria Irene Fornes, Cyndi Lauper, David Lynch, Ildiko Nemeth and The New Stage Theatre Company, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Mabou Mines and The Wooster Group.
He has been performing with Karen Finley's Make Love, a touring cabaret show in memorial of the 9/11 attacks. Chris's own full musical productions... "One Must Do what One Must do", "Ravaged by Romance", "Up ,Up and more Up", "Jack of Tarts" and "The Etiquette of Death" were all produced by LaMama.
Photo Credit: Joel Jagerroos
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