La MaMa Blogs: Michael Musto on CHERCHEZ LA FEMME

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Michael Musto on CHERCHEZ LA FEMME

The fabulous Michael Musto came to see Cherchez La Femme last week.  This is what he had to say about the show:

August Darnell came to fame in the 1970s and ‘80s with groups like Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band and Kid Creole and the Coconuts, fusing big band, R&B, Latin, and Caribbean sounds for a unique dance mix that elevated nightclubbing. He’s now co-written a musical—Cherchez La Femme—with Vivien Goldman and his brother Stony Browder Jr.—using a couple of the old hits (like the title song) and some new material for a look at the drama behind a Kid Creole-like group and its narcissistic softie of a leader, in the 1980s. With live vocals accompanying pre-recorded tracks, the show takes us from the Pudd Cub (based on the NYC new wave haven the Mudd Club) all the way to an appearance on Sunday Nite Live (you can figure what that’s based on), all colorfully costumed by Coconuts’ cofounder (and Darnell’s ex wife) Adriana Kaegi, who invited me to see the show at La MaMa. The result is light and lively, if broader than a zoot suit’s shoulders."

Read Musto's full column in OUT Magazine: HERE

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La MaMa presents
The Musical

Book by: August Darnell and Vivien Goldman
Music and Lyric by: August Darnell and Stony Browder Jr.
Directed by: Angie Kristic
Choreographed by: Kyndra 'Binkie' Reevey

May 20 - June 12, 2016

The Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $35 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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