The show that previewed at Jazz Central in Syracuse last spring is on again in Manhattan. "Kelly Kinsella Live! Under Broadway," written and performed by Kelly Kinsella, originally from Central New York. It was in New York's Fringe Festival last summer.
This is what Backstage had to say:
Slinky and smart, Kelly Kinsella, a 'just one of the foulmouthed guys' comedian, rocked the New York International Fringe Festival this summer with her one-woman show about her life as a dresser on the Great White Way. High-octane monologues with closely observed details and laugh-out-loud audacity made her performance one to remember this year.
Kelly Kinsella Live! Under Broadway has it all. It's hard to believe it is a one-woman show, she does so many characters really well: What lurks under New York City's glamorous Broadway? Horny stagehands, starving child actors, and of course, Liza Minelli tumbling into her next Bob Mackie gown. Actress Kelly Kinsella, working as a Broadway dresser, attempts to navigate this dangerous labyrinth on her own path toward paying the rent and perhaps some of her own time in the spotlight.
Two shows: Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Metropolitan Room,34 West 22 between 5th and 6th. Call for tickets, 212-206-0440 or http://www.kellykinsella.com/kelly-kinsella-live-under-broadway.
Kinsella would like to acknowledge her production and creative team: Dan Mailley, Antonio Merenda and Kristen Moser, and original songs by Michael Holland.
She was a member of downtown Syracuse's Media Unit, which has launched many a career in the media, as well as the performing arts - nine out of 10 are working in these industries.
Photo by Robbie Lee
Kinsella pedalling on Broadway in a gown by Bob Mackie.