Lane Bradbury: MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES (My Story in French Songs) Return Engagement!
Lane Bradbury may have been born and raised as a Southern Belle in Georgia, and performed on Broadway, in films, and on television, but theres a Parisian chanteuse in her soul. Now 81, but with the energy of a performer half her age, the original Dainty June in the 1959 Broadway production of Gypsy is presenting a cabaret program of classic French compositions in her new show, MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES (My Story in French Songs) at Pangea (178 2nd Ave, between 11th and 12th Streets, NYC). After her two encore performances when she debuted the show on February 13, Bradbury is returning to the East Village venue for two more performances on March 28 and April 17, both at 7 pm. Tickets: $20 online ($25 at the door, cash only) plus $20 food/beverage minimum. www.pangeanyc.com or call: 212-995-0900.
With her long time Music Director Joe Goodrich on piano and Stephen Hanks as Director, the vivacious Ms. Bradbury will deliverin Frenchsongs written by Jacquel Brel, Edith Piaf, Marguerite Monnot, Joe Dassin, Charles Aznavour, Yves Montand, and Claude-Michel Sahönberg & Alain Boudlit, the composers of Les Misérables, among others. Heres a review of the premiere show of MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES (My Story in French Songs):
Lane Bradbury is a performer who defies certain boundaries . . . Her voice is still strong and flexible, with a performers passion for entertaining infusing every moment . . . Sounding like a good-natured Marlene Dietrich, Bradbury is an actress whose every inflection is conveyed through her voice, her facial expressions, and her beautiful use of her hands . . . Joe Goodrich provided fine support as music director, accompanist, and confidant. NiteLifeExchange.com
MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES is a departure from Ms. Bradburys last cabaret offering, Let Me Entertain You, Again, in which she regaled audiences about her experiences in the original cast of the iconic musical Gypsy. Why a show of songs in French? When I was 13 and growing up in Georgia, my ballet teacher took some students to New York to study ballet, Ms. Bradbury recalls. She took us to the theater one night and thats when I saw Gwen Verdon in Can-Can. Gwens performance opened up my love for everything French.
BIO: Lane Bradbury was born and raised near Atlanta, Georgia, began to study ballet at age five, and joined the Atlanta Ballet at 12. She moved to NYC to pursue a dancing career was accepted at the Actors Studio as the youngest ever member. She made her Broadway debut in 1958 in J.B. after being discovered by director Elia Kazan, and she followed that the next year by appearing in Gypsy. In 1961, she was cast in The Night of the Iguana, originating respectively the roles of June & Charlotte Goodall. Bradburys film credits include Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore and Hawaii, and she has guest starred in many TV Movies of Week including: Maybe Ill Come Home in the Spring. Bradbury has also appeared in more than 40 TV series, including such classics as Gunsmoke, In the Heat of the Night, Kung Fu, The Rockford Files, The Partridge Family, The Waltons, Police Story, McCloud, The Mod Squad, and The Streets of San Francisco. She now serves as the Artistic Director of Valkyrie Theatre of Dance Drama & Film in Los Angeles, a non-profit organization utilizing the arts to bring hope, healing, and identity to at risk children.
Photo Credit: Jeff Collier
"Bradbury retains a multifaceted voice, rooted in an assured Broadway-belt sound that suggests she learned a thing or two working with Ethel Merman all those years ago." --Mark Dundas Wood, BistroAwards.com
"The diminutive blond with the husky voice is part seductress, part realist, part survivor, and part fairy spirit, as she enchants the audience with her stories and songs." --Bart Greenberg, NiteLifeExchange.com
"The enduringly charming Lane Bradbury still commands the stage, entertains us, and makes us smile. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, You'll have a real good time, yes sir!" --Bob Ost, Theater Resources Unlimited
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Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it "a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
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