Reddy or Not was written by and stars Joanna Parson and Lance Werth as two lovably quirky fans who deal with disaster through the music of Helen Reddy. Will this idealistic woman and this excitable gay man become fast friends or “American Idol” combatants? Directed by Joseph P. McDonnell (Urinetown 2000 NY Fringe Festival) with musical direction by Barbara Anselmi, Reddy or Not includes 70’s pop chart hits like “I Am Woman,” “You and Me Against the World”, and “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady.” It is a hilarious hour that will inspire a whole new generation of “Helen-Heads!”
Joanna Parson is well-known on the cabaret and comedy circuit. She has performed at The Comedy Store in LA, on WNYC’s The Next Big Thing, and her first one-person show What Good Girls Get was a New York Post Cabaret Pick. Legit theatre credits include the Drama Desk-nominated The Audience, and this season’s I Claudius Live! with Theatre Askew. She also hosts a new works variety show, the Happy Hour Salon.
Lance Werth’s writing and performing credits include appearing at the 2002 Aspen Comedy Festival and successful Off-Off Broadway comedies like Night of the Crab, The Nancys- A Broadway Family, and High Cotton! His new one-man show, I Know You Are But What Am I? premieres at this year's terraNOVA's One Solo Arts Festival (also directed by Joseph P. McDonnell).
One Night Only Performance: Thursday 5/4 @ 7 PM
Helen’s- 169 Eighth Avenue (between 18th and 19th Streets)
Tickets are $15, (with $15 food/drink minimum) and reservations are highly recommended by calling- 212-206-0609 (between 4:00 PM and 2:00 AM daily)
Press RSVPs and high-resolution photography are available by calling 212.691.4224.
HELEN REDDY: THE WOMAN I AM - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
TO BE RELEASED MAY 2nd BY CAPITOL/EMI
New Single-Disc Anthology Contains 22 Career and Era-Defining Songs,
Including Nine #1 Hits, the Grammy-Winning Single "I Am Woman" and
Six Previously Unavailable Tracks
New Anthology and Twelve of Reddy's Original Capitol Albums to Make Digital Debut
The new anthology and twelve of Reddy's original Capitol Records albums will also make their digital release debut on May 2nd at all of the major Digital Service Providers (DSPs), such as iTunes, Real/Rhapsody and Napster.
Helen Reddy’s memoir, The Woman I Am is the riveting story of her rise to international fame—and her triumph over illness, abusive husbands, and the pitfalls of the music industry.
Already a best seller in Reddy's native Australia, her memoir, The Woman I Am, will be published in the U.S. on May 4th by Tarcher/Penguin. Reddy will promote her new CD anthology and memoir in upcoming national television appearances, including an interview with NBC's "Today" on May 4th and a book tour to New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The Woman I Am gives us rich insight into the inner life and outer circumstance of the singer who boldly claimed “I am woman, hear me roar.”
For more information, please visit HelenReddy.com.
Get Ready for Reddy!