“Lavender Songs — A Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret"

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Since Inauguration Day 2017, Jeremy Lawrence has been remounting an evening originally created by Alan Lareau in conjunction with the exhibition “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945” at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. The songs, originally written or performed by queer artists in Weimar era Berlin, include the music of 11 composer-lyricists, seven of whom were Jewish. Two of these died in the camps, two committed suicide, one survived in hiding in the Netherlands, and two others escaped to exile — Friedrich Hollaender to America and Mischa Spoliansky to England. The show’s English lyrics and special material are written by Lawrence, who also created the English lyrics on Ute Lemper’s widely praised recording, “Berlin Cabaret Songs.”

Lawrence’s flaming alter-ego Tante Fritzy — kabarettist extraordinaire — kicks up a storm of risqué, bawdy and gender-bending material. The music director is Ariela Bohrod, who accompanies on piano.

“Lavender Songs” includes songs originally written or performed by Lothar Brühne, Richard Fall, Friedrich Hollaender, Horst Platen, Rudolph Nelson, Ernst Sennhofer and Mischa Spoliansky. The original German texts were written by Bruno Balz, Raimund Dannberg, Willy Hagen, Friedrich Hollaender, Fritz Löhner-Beda, Marcellus Schiffer, Kurt Schwabach and Kurt Tucholsky.

A distinguished translator, lyricist and performer, Lawrence, whose extensive translations of German repertoire are in wide usage, is the official English translator of songs by Friedrich Hollaender and Franz Waxman. As an actor, Lawrence has had a long career on New York and regional stages, screen and television (most recently on "The Blacklist" and "Shades of Blue"). His one-man Tennessee Williams shows have received international acclaim.

Directed by Jason Jacobs.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

Pangea NYC
178 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 995-0900

PRICING INFORMATION

$20 online, $25 at the door (cash only) + $20 minimum at tables