Known for her role as Marcie Walsh McBain on One Life to Live, and Sophie Tucker on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Brier was a huge hit when she performed live at our "We Love Soaps Weekend" event a few years back.
Kathy made her Broadway debut in "Hairspray" as Tracy Turnblad (the lead role) and made her Off-Broadway debut in the rock musical cult hit Bat Boy The Musical.
"The Marvelous Wonderettes" begins previews Wednesday, March 23rd and opens Thursday, April 28th. The show will play Wednesdays at 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Thursdays at 8:15pm, and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at The Theatre Row box office or through Telecharge.com. The Kirk at Theatre Row is located at 410 W 42nd St, off of 9th Ave.
Read the entire official announcement below.
The Marvelous Wonderettes are hitting the stage once again! Producers Tom and Michael D’Angora are shimmying the Off-Broadway hit musical back to New York’s Theatre Row this spring. Featuring classic 50’s and 60’s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party”, the brand new production will star Emmy Award nominee Kathy Brier from daytime TV’s One Life to Live. Tickets can be purchased now at The Theatre Row box office or through Telecharge.com.
"The Marvelous Wonderettes" takes a cotton candy-colored musical trip down memory lane, paying homage to the high school songleader squads of the 1950s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom, four girls with dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. Audiences experience their lives and loves through more than twenty chart-topping hits of the era!
Kathy Brier will star as Suzy Simpson, the sweet and naive songleader with a heart of gold and a fondness for bubblegum. Ms. Brier is best known for her role as Marcie Walsh McBain on ABC's One Life to Live. She has played the role for nine years and in that time, has received an Emmy nomination and a Spirit Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Ms. Brier can also be seen on HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Sophie Tucker, a role that has earned her two Grammy Awards for her participation on the Boardwalk Empire Volume I & II soundtracks. Kathy made her Broadway debut in Hairspray as Tracy Turnblad and made her Off-Broadway debut in the rock musical cult hit Bat Boy The Musical.
Joining Ms. Brier will be two-time Drama Desk Award nominee, Christina Bianco. Ms. Bianco first gained notoriety as a YouTube sensation fro her hilarious impression videos, channeling the likes of Christina Aguilera and Julie Andrews. With over 21 million views worldwide, she has performed her impressions on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show and The Today Show. As an actress, Ms. Bianco most recently starred in the one-woman Off-Broadway comedy, Application Pending, and has been featured in several editions of NEWSical the Musical and Forbidden Broadway.
"The Marvelous Wonderettes" was created, written, and originally directed by Roger Bean. The previous New York production played at the West Side Theatre from September 2008 to January 2010. Since then, the show enjoyed numerous productions all over the world, and two sequels: "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns" and "Winter Wonderettes."
Tom D’Angora is the producer of the long running hits "NEWSical the Musical" and "Naked Boys Singing," both playing at The Kirk Theatre.
"The Marvelous Wonderettes" begins previews Wednesday, March 23rd and opens Thursday, April 28th. The show will play Wednesdays at 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Thursdays at 8:15pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Theatre Row box office or through Telecharge.com. For groups contact 212-889-4300 or 800-331-0472. The Kirk at Theatre Row is located at 410 W 42nd St off of 9th Ave.
Visit https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/The-Marvelous-Wonderettes/ for more info.